The Wareham and District Archaeology & Local History Society was first formed in 1985. We are a friendly group of like-minded people from all walks of life, who are brought together by our shared interest in archaeology, local history and heritage. We have a diverse lecture programme of ten monthly meetings, running from September through to June each year. Our speakers vary from university lecturers, to celebrity speakers, local historians to world-renowned authorities. As well as our lecture programme, we also organise visits and guided walks around places of historical interest two or three times during the summer months.
Our meetings take place at the Town Hall, Wareham, normally on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7.30pm. So, whether you’re an armchair archaeologist pining for Time Team and you just want to sit back and listen, or whether you are a professional in your field and have something to share, come and join us! Any visitors to lectures are always welcome for the small charge of £2 per visit. Otherwise, become a **member for the great price of £10 per year – that’s just £1 per meeting.
Wareham Town Hall
SOME OF OUR FIELDTRIPS
Druce Farm Roman Villa
Druce Farm Roman Villa
Guided walk around Wareham: Mint House
Guided walk around Wareham: The town pound.
The Steve Etches Fossil Collection, Kimmeridge
Wednesday October 18th - Paul Cheetham
300 miles in the footsteps of Vespasian – Recent work at the Lake Farm Legionary Fortress
Wednesday November 15th – Jo Crane
The Archaeology of Wessex from the Air
Wednesday December 6th – Karen and Co.
The Spirit of Christmas Past
Xmas raffle with mince pies and festive drinks
Wednesday January 17th – Robert Heaton
Hook Sands and the Swash Channel Wreck Site
Wednesday February 21st – Andrew Morgan
Archaeology of the Peloponnese – a Greek Oddysey
Wednesday March 21st – Peter Cox
The Archaeology of the Wessex Water pipeline in Dorset
Wednesday April 18th – Mark Corney
Hillforts after the Romans
Wednesday May 16th – Lilian Ladle
Wareham since the Great Fire – the march of progress?
Wednesday June 20th – Steve Etches
A glimpse of Deep Time – the Kimmeridge fossil collection
Wednesday September 19th – Dr Miles Russell
Arthur and the kings of Britain – finding archaeological truths behind the myths
Summer field trips and visits to be announced.
OUR SPEAKER THIS MONTH
Our speaker for the month of October will be Paul Cheetham, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Bournemouth University.
Wareham and District Archaeology & Local History Society