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.
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 will be on the 12th March when Dr Katy Soar of Winchester University will talk about the early excavations at Knossos in Crete and the controversial reconstructions of the Minoan palaces. Katy will illustrate her discussion using her exclusive collection of rare and early post cards of the site.
Mino-Tourism; The representation of the Palace at Knossos on Crete in early post cards
Dr Katy Soar – Winchester University
Registered Charity No: 1000263