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.
Our next meeting is on June 8th 2017, when Alan Turton will be talking about John the Painter, who was a rogue and criminal but also became the first modern terrorist acting on behalf of the American revolutionaries. Alan will be talking after we have concluded the business of the societys’ AGM and before the launch of our latest publication “The Great Basingstoke Typhoid Epidemic” by Bob Clarke.
John the Painter: The first modern terrorist
Alan Turton, Military Historian
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 8th June 2017 at Church Cottage, starting
at 7.30 pm
Registered Charity No: 1000263