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.
Society Lecture Meetings
We hold monthly meetings from September to June each year, and these incorporate a lecture on a archaeological or historical topic.
The first lecture in our 2016/2017 season concerns the Black Death in London. Prompted by the recent discoveries of Plague cemeteries as a result of the Cross Rail and other capital projects, Barney Sloane of Historic England has been studied documentary records and will share some new theories on the Plague.
The Black Death in London
Barney Sloane – Historic England
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 8th September 2016 at Church Cottage, starting at 7.30 pm
Registered Charity No: 1000263