The Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society is a charity whose aims are to promote the study and understanding of the Archaeology and History of Basingstoke and its surrounding area.

We were established in 1970 and have been actively involved in Archaeological and Historical research projects within the Basingstoke and North Hampshire area ever since. As well as practical project work, we also organise regular visits and tours to explore places of interest further afield.

Drunkards, Thieves and Rioters

Saturday 28th November saw the launch of our latest publication, “Drunkards, Thieves and Rioters” at the WIllis museum in Basingstoke. At the launch, we presented the Mayor of Basingstoke, councillor Anne Court, with a copy of the book signed by the author Bob Clarke.

Society Lecture Meetings

We hold monthly meetings from September to June each year, and these incorporate a lecture on a archaeological or historical topic.

Our next meeting is on 12th May, when Luke Winter from the Ancient Technology Centre will giving a lecture on experimental archaeology, based on the experiments carried out by himself and others at the ATC.

Rebuilding The Past

Luke Winter – The Ancient Technology Centre


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 12th May 2016 at Church Cottage, starting at 7.30 pm

Finding Church Cottage and more about our lectures.

Registered Charity No: 1000263

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