Bridgwater and District Archaeological Society
District Arhaelogical Society
The Society organises a range of activities:
They cover a wide variety of archaeological and local history topics, reflecting the varied
interests of our members.
The meetings take place on Thursday evenings in the winter months, and are mostly held in the
Blake Museum, Bridgwater.
We have occasional evening courses on archaeological techniques.
Visits are arranged to archaeological sites, museums, historic buildings.
Occasional long-weekend trips are organised, and in past years we have visited Cornwall,
Brittany, Suffolk & North Wales
Participation in field-walking, landscape survey and excavations.
This is usually held in July at a restaurant of historical interest.
The Society is affiliated to the
Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society
Council for British Archaeology
The Society is closely associated with the Blake Museum, which displays archaeological material
excavated by the Society.
JANUARY to DECEMBER 2019
Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month
Please Check - The times of meetings may vary from those advised previously
Thursday 17th January 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
Cecil Sharp & Somerset Folk Music – Yvette Staelens, Folk Archaeologist
Thursday 21st February 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
BDAS AGM with “The History of Watchet” – Paul Upton
Thursday 28th March 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
Place Names – Jo Pentney **This is a change to the previously advertised date**
Thursday 18th April 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
The Story of the Green Man Carvings – Brian Wright
*Thursday 16th May 14.30 p.m. at “Contains Art”, East Quay, Watchet, TA23 0AR
Spring Excursion - Tour of Watchet with Paul Upton
SATURDAY 22nd June 14.30 p.m. at the Weston-super-Mare Museum, Burlington St,
Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1PR.
Tour of the revitalised Weston-super-Mare Museum. Own transport or share.
Thursday 18th July 6.00 p.m. to view remains of castle for 7.00 p.m. dinner
at the Green Olive Restaurant, 5, Fishermans Wharf, West Quay, Bridgwater, TA6 3HL.
BDAS Annual Dinner Booking essential.
Thursday, 19th September, 11.30 a.m. Meet at 11.30 outside the West Front of Exeter Cathederal.
Excursion to Historic Exeter with David Baker & Chris Sidaway. Own transport or share.
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*Thursday 17th October 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
New Findings at the Wembdon Road Cemetery – Miles Kerr-Peterson
*Thursday 21st November 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
The Dodgy Duke and Crumbling Castle - Val Bannister
Thursday 12th December 7.30 p.m. at Wembdon Parish Centre (opposite the church)
BDAS Christmas Party with Update on Taunton Castle Estate and Grounds – Chris Webster,
(Please bring items for buffet)
* Please note change to previous programme.
Single member £ 15.00
Family membership £ 20.00
* Half rate applies for applications received after June 30th
Copyright © Bridgwater & District Archaeological Society 2018
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Thursday 21st November
The Dodgy Duke & The Crumbling
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January 2019 Newsletter
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