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.
The Great Basingstoke Typhoid Epidemic
The Great Basingstoke Typhoid Epidemic is our latest publication and is written by Bob Clarke who is one of our most popular authors. The booklet is the first in our occasional Basingstoke Histories series and tells the story of how inaction by Basingstoke Council led to an outbreak of Typhoid that affected 170 people and killed 15.
The booklet is priced at £5 and is available from the Willis Museum or directly from the society.
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 September 14th 2017, when Si Cleggitt from Wessex Archaeology will sharing some of the results of the pre-construction excavations at Larkhill and Bulford before the building of new married quarters for the British Army . What has emerged is evidence of another Neolithic henge monument, and a substantial amount of evidence of the extent of the training carried out during the First World War, putting a lie to the myth that the British Army was totally unprepared for the conflict.
‘Homes for Heroes’ – A Pandora’s box; an unexpected journey through 5000 years of history
Si Cleggitt, Wessex Archaeology
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 14th September 2017 at Church Cottage, starting
at 7.30 pm
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