Programme of Events

 

 2019/20 WINTER PROGAMME

 

Thursday, Septeber 26th, 19.30 - Professor Ronald HuttonBritain's Pagan Heritage

 

RHutton

 

 

Glimpses into the distant past are coming thick and fast, along with new theories about what went on at Stonehenge – or the probably grizzly fate of Lindow Man, and other humans whose well-preserved bodies have been found buried in bogs. 

What are we to make of these dramatic discoveries? 

To help us sift through the morass of competing ideas Ronald Hutton, Professor of History at Bristol University and widely respected broadcaster, will be addressing Clevedon and District Archaeological Society on Britain’s Pagan Heritage on Thursday 26 September at 7.30pm at St Andrews Church Centre, Church Close, Clevedon BS21 7UE. 

If you want to find out from a real expert about what our ancestors got up to come along.  Visitors are welcome to attend for £3 – or for only £15 join one of the area’s oldest societies for the whole of our fascinating season of six meetings plus next summer’s field trips!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 31st, 19.30 - Kurt Adams (Finds Liaison Officer): Hoards of Gloucestershire & Somerset

 

 

Hordes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a find!  The Treasure Act 1996, which replaced the common law on treasure trove, has opened up a new world for archaeology.  With it has come the Portable Antiquities Scheme, run by the British Museum, which protects, records and researches the many finds which enrich our knowledge of the past.  And to illustrate the point we're delighted to welcome our local Finds Liaison Officer - Kurt Adams - a recent Masters graduate of Bristol University.

 

 

Thursday, November 28th - James Bond (Landscape Archaeologist): Deserted Medieval Villages of Somerset.

 

Medieval

 

Somerset has had at least 90 ‘lost villages’ - places where people once lived but where, for various reasons, they moved out and deserted them; or where they simply failed to thrive in changing times down the ages. 

To hear the fascinating story of some of these, and how archaeologists have discovered more and more of them and unravelled their stories come and join Clevedon Archaeological Society at its next monthly meeting - on Thursday 28th November at 7.30pm at St Andrews Church Centre, Old church Road, Clevedon BS21 7UF for an illustrated lecture by distinguished archaeologist James Bond. 

Guests are most welcome (£3 admission charge) or you can take this opportunity to join our growing society and find out more about our fascinating past?

 

Thursday, January 30th - Nick Corcos (Landscape Archaeologist): The Cat and the Cemetery.

 

Thursday, February 27th - Cat Lodge (Senior Archaeologist, North Somerset Council): Worlebury Camp.

 

Thursday, March 26th - Annual General Meeting followed by Jane Maw Cornish: Journeys through ancient Greece.

 

 

2020 SPRING ARCHAEOLOGY COURSE

 

To be held on consecutive Thursdays during April - May 2020 - details to be provided later in the year.

 

 

2020 SUMMER STUDY TOUR - WREXHAM AREA


Monday 17th to Friday 21st August 2020


At the moment, this is only a suggestion although inquiries and provisional  bookings have been made. Thirty participants are required to make the tour financially viable and limit the cost to around £500 per person. A room share will attract a discount of about £30 each.

 

As soon as there are sufficient numbers, the cost will firmed-up and final bookings made.

 

The provisional itinerary is as follows:-


Blue Iris coach pick-ups in Clevedon, Portishead and Nailsea on the morning of Monday August 17 (times to be confirmed).


Staying at the Rossett Hall Hotel, Wrexham, including Bed, breakfast & 3 course dinner.


Day 1.  Attingham Hall (National Trust) and Chirk Castle (NT), including lunch.


Day 2.  Great Orme Coppermine, Conway Castle and St Asaph’s Cathedral (lunch to be arranged).


Day 3.  Erddig Hall (NT), Chester Cathedral. Walk the city walls, Roman Amphitheatre and Agricola Tower (English Heritage)


Day 4.  Penmon Priory, Cross and St Seirol’s Well. (lunch to be arranged). Beaumaris Castle and St Michael’s Church.


Day 5.  Depart the hotel to return home via Bersham Ironworks, Pontcyssyllte Aqueduct for a canal boat ride and lunch. 

           Estimated arrival back in North Somerset 18.00 - 19-00 on Friday 21st Aug.


The route and venue details will be confirmed early in October and hopefully it will be possible to arrange a speaker for one evening in a suitable meeting room at the hotel. Guides have also been approached for the various venues.


If you have any comments, questions or information that may be useful, please contact Judy Lumley on 07949 854471 (mobile) or email judy.lumley@outlook.com Similarly, if you wish to join the study tour, please complete the information slip below and returning it to her. 

 

A deposit will be required from you before the end of 2019 to hold the booking.

 


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Judy Lumley

CDAS Treasurer

 

 

August 2020 Study Tour - Expression of Interest

 



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