Historic document cataloging appeal

We recently launched an appeal for funds to complete the cataloguing of the BAS deeds collection of over 11,000 documents, an important resource for the history of people and places in Bucks. Having had a good initial response we are currently are 38% towards our target of £4250.

The complete professional cataloguing of these documents will be a major boost to the ability to remotely search this very large collection which includes documents from all except 20 of the 247 historic parishes in Bucks.
If you are a local historian, a genealogist, or a student of the people or places in Bucks this will be of benefit to you.

If you have not yet donated we urge you to do so by clicking here.

If you are running a newsletter for a society please include this appeal in it or otherwise make your members aware of the appeal. Their help is needed to make this resource accessible to all.

See here for more details. Including adding gift aid and donating larger amounts.

HS2 Archaeology Conference

HS2 Conference online

Our Conference will be Going ahead – on the web!
Saturday 4 April starting 1.30pm, on a screen in your home.

This Conference has finished.  It was recorded and we hope to be able to post a link to the recording when it is available.

You will be able to hear HS2’s archaeologists describe the most recent finds from their excavation sites along the route of the planned high-speed rail line across Buckinghamshire and into Warwickshire.

They will tell of new discoveries from the middle stone Age, of Roman settlements in North Buckinghamshire, an Anglo-Saxon hall in the Chilterns, medieval Burials in Aylesbury Vale and the Battle of Edgcote in 1469.

The afternoon programme Click here will include a short tea break, for home refreshment.  So set aside the afternoon of Saturday 4 April for our HS2 Archaeology Conference-on-the Web.


BAS AAG Thursday evening meeting

Thursday 9 April:
From Trowel to Text: Getting your discoveries in print – speaker: Bob Zeepvat.
Archaeological report writing for publication.

This meeting (and the scheduled May meeting) have been postponed, due to COVID-19 precautions.  This topic is now planned for October 2020.

See the full meeting schedule here.

All meetings are at the Bucks County Museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, and start at 7.30pm. Entrance is from the footpath on the side of the building that faces St Mary’s Churchyard.
• All meetings are in three parts: a practical archaeology session or speaker on a recent excavation; a break for tea, coffee and biscuits; then reports on our current and recent archaeology projects. All welcome.

BAS Saturday Lecture

Saturday April 25th

Hedgerley: a South Buckinghamshire village.
Speaker: Julian Hunt

A historical review of this village.

From March 19th The County Museum is closed for at least 14 days, as part of CORVID-19 precautions. This meeting may not go ahead. Please watch this notice for updates.

Our lectures are free and located in the County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP starting at 2.30pm.
Lasting about one hour plus time for discussion.
Refreshments are available after the event.