Please check the HISTORY AND NEWS page for any updates of our current programme displayed below.

Welcome to The Stafford and Mid-Staffs Archaeological Society Website! If you have a love of archaeology, why not come along and join us once a month on Fridays at St Bertelin's Church, Holmcroft Road, Stafford?

President: Dr John Wilcock
Chairman: Mr Richard Hinton
Secretary: Mrs Celia Prescott

Stafford and Mid-Staffs Archaeological Society has a membership of about 50, and meets regularly on Friday evenings once a month 1930 to 2130 from September to April (see below for our current programme dates) at St Bertelin's Church, Holmcroft Road, Stafford (map). You will be very welcome to attend. All members pay an annual subscription and visitors are also welcome at a charge of £2 per meeting. Practical digging on archaeological sites may be available.

An Annual General Meeting is held before the October lecture and the elected committee meets as and when necessary.

There is a Christmas Social Evening. Any ideas for visits, archaeological digs or subjects for lectures are most welcome.

2014/2015 Programme:

Friday 19th September 2014
Stephen Dean
"Echoes in the landscape: a tour of the Messines battleground"

Friday 17th October 2014
Bruce Braithwaite
"From a moated manor house to an Australian tragedy"

Friday 21st November 2014
Della Hooke
"Early Medieval Staffordshire"

Friday 19th December 2014
Caroline Sturdy-Colls
"Working as a forensic archaeologist"

Friday 16th January 2015
Mike Hodder
"Sutton Park: the archaeology of a special landscape"

Friday 20th February 2015
Professor Vince Gaffney
"Beyond the stones: How remote sensing is changing the landscape of Stonehenge"

Friday 20th March 2015
Ian Bott
"Lost mansions of the Black Country"

Friday 17th April 2015
Andrew Fear
"The mysterious disappearance of the 9th Legion"

Watch this space for further details of lectures in the 2015/2016 programme beginning in September:

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Version: 07 14 April 2015 updated by John Wilcock