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 are working with Southampton University and the Hampshire County Museum and Arts Service on an exciting community archaeology project called Dig Basing! We are working towards enabling residents of Basing to dig some test pits in their gardens in September.
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 last meeting was in June and featured a lecture about new findings concerning the Bayeaux Tapestry from Dr Matthew Bennett.
New Light on the Bayeaux Tapestry
Dr Matthew Bennett – Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 9th September 2014 at Church Cottage, starting at 7.30 pm
Registered Charity No: 1000263