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 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. Download further details here *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, SWHT.  (Please bring items for buffet)    * Please note change to previous programme. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS*      Single member              £ 15.00   Family membership       £ 20.00  * Half rate applies for applications received after June 30th
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*Next Event* Thursday 12th December Christmas Buffet at Wembdon Parish Centre Download details here
January 2019 Newsletter available now.  See Newsletter Page