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.
We hold monthly meetings from September to June each year, and these incorporate a lecture on a archaeological or historical topic. Our June meeting will start with a brief AGM and then will be followed by a talk from local Archaeologist Debbie Charlton on the results from her excavations at Steventon Rectory where Jane Austen spent the early part of her life.