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.
Single member £ 15.00
Family membership £ 20.00
* Half rate applies for applications received after June 30th
Copyright © Bridgwater & District Archaeological Society 2022
Next meeting is Thurs 16th June
Burnham-on-Sea Heritage Walk
led by Chris Sidaway
Download a copy of the notice
Monday 7th February 2022
Tour of excavation of Chilton Trinity Victorian Brickworks excavation
with Oxford Archaeology.
See here for some images supplied by David Baker.
Membership subscriptions for 2022 are now
New addition to the website.
Articles written by members.
You can use the Articles button on the navigation bar to access the page or use this link
The first one is John Angel’s War Memorials by David Baker.
INTERIM PROGRAMME OF EVENTS – 2022
Thursday 16th June 2.30 p.m.
Burnham-on-Sea Heritage Walk led by Chris Sidaway. Meet on Promenade by Bay
Tree Café & Jetty. Please make your own transport arrangements. Car parks:
Apex (free), High Street. Bus stop: B&M.
July No meeting planned
Thursday 18th August 6.00 p.m. to view C14, Grade II listed Building
for 7.00 p.m. BDAS Annual Dinner
at the Old Vicarage, 45, St. Mary Street,
Bridgwater, TA6 3EQ. Chris Sidaway will discuss his research into the building.
Saturday, 3rd September, 10.30 am on N steps of St Mary Redcliffe church
Excursion to Historic Bristol with David Dawson
Own or public transport or share.
(Suggest using Ashton Gate park and ride car park)
Thursday 20th October 7.30 p.m. at Bridgwater Museum
Talk on local archaeology subject TBC
November No meeting planned
Thursday 1st December 7.30 p.m. at
BDAS Christmas Party with images of Bridgwater’s past provided by Paul Bovett
Venue TBA (Please bring items for buffet)