Meetings & Events

Meetings & Events

Monthly Meetings

We meet once a month at:

The Conference Suite
Wolverhampton College
Paget Road
Wolverhampton

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We have presentations by guest speakers or members at each meeting. Meetings begin at 7pm and usually last for two hours. Non-members are welcome for which we make a small charge of £2. If you decide to join within a month of first attending, this will be deducted from your annual membership fee (currently £20). There's no need to notify us in advance if you'd like to come to a meeting, just turn up on the day!

For 2021 digs, field trips, exhibitions etc,
please scroll down to the next section

2021 Programme - Details to Follow
Date Topic Speaker

2020 Programme Concluded - For Reference Only
Date Topic Speaker
January 28

Chase Through Time

Investigations into Castle Ring, an Iron Age hill fort on Cannock Chase

Chase Through Time Group
February 25

Charles II and the Whitgreaves of Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Archive Group
CANCELLED

500 Years of History in Wood

The Tilley Timber Project's investigations into the timber framed buildings of Tilley, Shropshire.

George Nash
CANCELLED

AGM

Slide Presentation Angkor Wat
CANCELLED

From Plaque to Poo - Revelations about ancient ancestors and diatoms

Dr Kate Farr

James Cox

2019 Programme Concluded - For Reference Only
Date Topic Speaker
February 26 Time Team & Dig Village Martin Holland
March 26 The Magic of LiDAR Nigel Westwood
April 30 AGM / Life in Neolithic Times Clive Westwood
May 21 You Are What You Eat: How Isotopes Can Dish The Dirt On You Dr Kate Farr
June 25 2,000 Years of Iron Smelting in Britain Paul Robinson
September 17 Battlefield Sites Chris Modd
October 22 A Train Set for Christmas and LiDAR Update Nigel Terry
November 26

Project Reports

An update on our current and recently completed projects

Various

Events

We exhibit at local history fairs, arrange field trips for members and carry out digs for schools and other organisations, some of which are open to members of the public.

2021 Programme
Dates Event Location/Details
Type
June 20 Coven Community Archaeology Project Coven Park
We will be digging test pits where members of the public are welcome to spectate or even try hands-on archaeology
Public viewing
June 27 Coven Community Archaeology Project Coven Park
We will be digging test pits where members of the public are welcome to spectate or even try hands-on archaeology
Public viewing
July 17 & 18 Coven Community Archaeology Project Coven Memorial Hall
We will be digging test pits over the weekend. Members of the public are welcome to spectate or even try hands-on archaeology
Public viewing
August 7 & 8 Albrighton

Community dig at the vicarage garden

TBA

Dates to be finalised Coven Community Archaeology Project

Penkside/Jackson's Bridge
We will be digging test pits on several weekends. Members of the public are welcome to spectate or even try hands-on archaeology

Public viewing
Dates to be finalised Coven Community Archaeology Project We'll be digging test pits in gardens in the village Project members only

 

2020 Programme Concluded - For Reference Only
Dates Event Location/Details Type

CANCELLED

Castle Ring Field Trip

A guided tour of the Iron Age hill-fort on Cannock Chase.

Meet at the monument car park at 10am. The walk includes around 20 steps and some slopes although these can be avoided.

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All members, their friends and family members are welcome.

CANCELLED

Perton History Fair

Perton Library

Public

CANCELLED

Penn History Fair

United Reform Church, 333 Penn Road, Wolverhampton Public

September 17-20

Coven Community Archaeology Project

Test pits will be dug in gardens and at a number of public sites in the village over 3 or 4 days.

Public viewing at some sites.

October 3

Perton History Open Day

Perton Library

11am-4pm

Free Admission

Public

2019 Programme Concluded - For Reference Only
Dates Event Location Type
May 11 Guided Walk Letocetum Members
May 18 Perton Spring Festival Perton Library Public
July 8 - 12 East Park Academy East Park Academy School
July 18 - 20 Albrighton Community Dig Albrighton High Street Public
July 30 - August 1 Archaeology Week Oak House, West Bromwich Public
August 10 Field Trip Lapworth Geology Museum Members
October 5 History Fair Dudley Archives Public
October 5
History Fair Perton Library
Public
November 2 History Fair Wolverhampton Archives Public
December 10 Christmas Meal The Summerhouse, Bonningale Members