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 1971 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.

Hyde900 Project – Community Dig – 19-22 August 2021

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for the 5th Hyde900 Community Dig which runs from 19 – 22 August 2021.  A chance to help to unearth the secrets of Winchester’s Hyde Abbey.  To book your slot please go to www.Hyde900.org.uk.    Supervised children aged 5 and over are welcome to take part.  No experience necessary.

Society Lecture Meetings

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

Sadly, as a consequence of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we are unable to meet at Church Cottage for the time being. However, we plan to resume our lecture series with virtual meetings, details of which will be sent out to members.

For those of you who have missed lectures, there are some archived recordings on our YouTube channel which can be found here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1s6z3dZQoUMHEMhMl6MkQ

The final virtual lecture in our 2020/2021 season will be at 7:30 pm on Thursday 10th June when local historian Derek Spruce will give a talk about the influence of the church on the emergence and developments of towns in Northern Hampshire.

The Influence Of The Church In The Emergence Of

North Hampshire Towns

Derek Spruce – Local Historian

Finding Church Cottage and more about our lectures.

Registered Charity No: 1000263

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