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.

BAS Saturday Lecture

Saturday July 25th  Elizabethan Theatres – Recent discoveries in London
Speaker: Sandy Kidd, of Historic England
A guided tour of the excavations and research since 2000 that have revealed the London theatres of Shakespeare’s time.  Register for this On-line lecture Here.

Saturday August 15th  Amersham – Brewing in a Market Town
Speaker: Julian Hunt, BAS President
A investigation into the evolution of Brewing in a Buckinghamshire Market town.  Register for this On-line lecture Here.

Our lectures are free and (normally) 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.

Bucks Archaeological Society Summer Outings 2020

The society had planned four Summer Outings in 2020 to visit Hedgerley, Three Locks, Northampton and Brill before the imposition of the Covid-19 virus restrictions.  These have now prevented the first three outings going ahead in the form originally planned. Two have been replaced by on-line illustrated talks.

For full details and news about the BRILL OUTING, planned for Saturday 29 August and led by archaeologist Mike Farley,  click here