BAS Saturday Lecture

November 2nd Restoring Wycombe’s oldest house, the timber-framed 14th century former Wheatsheaf Public House.
Speaker: Marian Miller, Buckinghamshire Historic Buildings Trust

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.

BAS Archaeology, Conference – Autumn 2019

Bucks Archaeological Society’s conference

HS2 ArchaeologyDiscoveries from Year 2

on Saturday 23 November at Winslow Public Hall, Elmsfield Gate, MK18 3JG.   1.30-5pm, £3 on the door.  The county’s biggest archaeological dig, on the route of the high-speed rail line, is turning up various unexpected settlements. From Mesolithic to Medieval plus a complex area under investigation in Warwickshire.

CBA South Midlands: Events Oct and Nov 2019

CBA South Midlands Autumn conference will be on the theme of Roman Villa Landscapes of the South Midlands. Winslow, Buckingshamshire on Sunday 20th October. Flyer to follow

 

Flyer and booking form for a Flint training workshop we’re holding in Northampton on 16th November for people who want to learn more about flint.

There are only 20 places available, so early booking is advised.

CBA-SM flint training workshop

Bucks Local History Network Conference

Buckinghamshire Local History Network 2019

ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND FAIR

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SOCIAL HOUSING
– FROM ALMSHOUSES TO RIGHT-TO-BUY

A one-day conference on the changing face of housing for the people: cottages on manorial estates, the 18th-century workhouse that provided work, the 19th-century workhouse that enforced it, ‘Homes fit for Heroes’ that launched council-provided housing after the First World War, then the New Towns and Milton Keynes after the Second, and its dismantling through Right-to-Buy.

PLUS displays and bookstalls by the county’s local history and archaeology societies.

Saturday 5 October 2019

at The Oculus, the Aylesbury Vale District Council conference centre in Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury

For full details and tickets in advance by post or on-line >>

RECORDS OF BUCKS 2019 EDITION now available.

Records of Bucks Vol 59

Records of Bucks (volume 59) includes articles on newly-discovered Romanesque wall painting at St Mary’s Church, Old Linslade, the effects of the Wars of the Roses on Chesham, and Marlow’s medieval manor hall.

For full list of contents and ordering.

Price to non-members: £15.00, plus £3.50 for post and packing. Members receive Records volume 59 free – so why not JOIN THE SOCIETY?

New President for the Society

At the Society’s AGM held on 11th May 2019 Julian Hunt (left) was elected as President of the Bucks Archaeological Society, taking over from Dr Richard Gem (right) who retired after serving as President since 2008. The members thanked Richard for his service to the Society and to the heritage of Buckinghamshire and his wise advice  to Council during his Presidency.

Old Canal swingbridge foundations

Swing Bridge abutment

narrow path into the bank

Earlier today members of the BAS Active Archaeology Group visited the south abutment of the old swing bridge  at White Houses on the Wendover arm canal.  The bridge has been missing for over a hundred years and the only image does not give much clue as to its physical dimensions.   Our excavation today attempted to find the platform on which the bridge would swing.  We did not find a platform but a narrow brick path leading into the bank.  We will discuss with the Wendover Arm trust what to do next.