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.

Drunkards, Thieves and Rioters

Saturday 28th November saw the launch of our latest publication, “Drunkards, Thieves and Rioters” at the WIllis museum in Basingstoke. At the launch, we presented the Mayor of Basingstoke, councillor Anne Court, with a copy of the book signed by the author Bob Clarke.

At the launch, left to right – Dr Clifford Williams of the Police History Society, The Mayor of Basingstoke, Councillor Anne Court, Virginia Pringle, BAHS chair, Bob Clarke, Author and Inspector Ben Taylor of the Hampshire Police

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 is on 11th February, when we will be celebrating the 600th anniversary of the St Crispin’s day victory over the French at Agincourt. Leading us in our celebration will be professor Anne Curry of Southampton University.

The battle of Agincourt

Professor Anne Curry – Southampton University


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 11th February 2016 at Church Cottage, starting at 7.30 pm

Finding Church Cottage and more about our lectures.

Registered Charity No: 1000263

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