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.
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS*      Single member              £ 15.00   Family membership       £ 20.00  * Half rate applies for applications received after June 30th
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Next Meeting. Thurs. 18th Aug. to view C14, Grade II listed building at the Old Vicarage 7.00pm BDAS Annual Dinner. Booking essential.
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. *Please note* 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 Articles The first one is John Angel’s War Memorials by David Baker.
INTERIM PROGRAMME OF EVENTS – 2022 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. Booking essential. Saturday, 3rd September, 10.30 am Excursion to Historic Bristol with David Dawson Meet at N Porch of St Mary Redcliffe church Pleas make your own transport arrangements. (Suggest using Ashton Gate park and ride car park) Thursday  20th October 7.30 p.m.  at Bridgwater Museum Andrew Mudd, Post-Excavation Manager, Cotswold Archaeology, The Early Medieval Cemetery at Hinkley Point. 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)