Bridgwater and District Archaeological Society
At   a   public   meeting   on   14th   January   1963,   attended   by   nine   people,   the   Bridgwater   Field   Club   was launched.   Its   aims   were   to   study   the   history   and   archaeology   of   Bridgwater   and   district,   and   to observe   and   record   all   excavations   in   the   area.   In   1964   the   present   name   The   Bridgwater   and District Arhaelogical Society   was adopted. The Society organises a range of activities: Lectures 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. Courses We have occasional evening courses on archaeological techniques. Summer Events 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 Fieldwork Participation in field-walking, landscape survey and excavations. Annual Dinner This is usually held in July at a restaurant of historical interest. Affiliations 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.
Programme MARCH to DECEMBER 2018 Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month Thursday   15 th  March   7.30 p.m.  at Bridgwater Museum The Saxon Palaces at Cheddar - John Page Thursday   19 th  April     7.30 p.m.   at Bridgwater Museum *  Mediaeval Bridgwater – David Baker      Thursday   24 th  May      7.30 p.m.    at Bridgwater Museum Bridgwater and Slavery – Brian Smedley. To see the meeting notice click here       Thursday 19 th  July 6.00 p.m. (to view 15 th  century grade I house) for 7.00 p.m. dinner at Blackmore Farm, Cannington – courtesy of Mr & Mrs Dyer BDAS Annual Dinner Booking essential.  Dinner arrangements click here. Booking form click here. * Event rearranged from 23rd June * Thursday 20 th  September, 11.00 a.m. at The Walronds, Cullompton - courtesy of CWPT. View Elizabethan Manor; entrance, coffee on arrival & lunch £10. Afternoon tour of Cullompton with Chris Sidaway. Own transport or share. Visit details here. Booking form here Thursday 18 th  October 7.30 p.m.  at Bridgwater Museum New Findings at the Wembdon Road Cemetery – Miles Kerr-Peterson Thursday 22 nd  November 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum Behind the Bleep – The Mystery of Geophysics Explained – Liz Caldwell of SSARG & SANHS & Director of GoFlo Thursday 13 th  December 7.30 p.m. at Wembdon Parish Centre (opposite the church) BDAS Christmas Party with Update on Recent Archaeological Finds in the Bridgwater Area – Bob Croft, County Archaeologist, SWHT. (Please bring items for buffet) * Change/Addition to previous programme ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS*      Single member              £ 12.00                    Family membership       £ 16.00    * Half rate applies for applications received after June 30 th
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BDAS Christmas Party Thurs. 13th December
Diary Date Thursday 18th October 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Musuem New findings at the Wembdon Road Cemetery presented by Dr Miles Kerr Peterson
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