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Promoting the study of the history and archaeology of
Bristol & Gloucestershire
and encouraging the conservation of the historic environment.

Forthcoming events

Monday 26 September 2016, Bristol
Kings Weston: A forgotten history

A lecture by David Martyn, Chair of Kings Weston Action Group
More information

Saturday 8 October, Gloucester
Annual CAG conference

Recent archaeology in Gloucestershire
Download programme and booking form.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, Gloucester
A Very Short History of England's Cathedrals

A lecture by Canon Prof Nicholas Orme MA DPhil, DLitt, FSA, FeHistS
Note the change from the previously advertised date.
More information

Saturday 15 October, Chipping Sodbury
President's Autumn Meeting

Further details and booking form


Record Series

The latest volume in our Record series:

Terrier of Llanthony Priory's Houses and Lands in Gloucester 1443
edited by John Rhodes

will be published in October 2016.

Members can help to reduce our postage costs by delivering volumes to subscribers in their area. Please contact the Honorary Secretary, if you are able to assist.


Latest volume of VCH Gloucestershire launched

A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume XIII: The Vale of Gloucester and Leadon Valley
John Juřica and John Chandler

VCH Gloucestershire Volume 13, covering 13 parishes in the Severn Vale and Leadon Valley in the northwest of the county, was officially launched at Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst, on 14 September. Dame Janet Trotter, Lord-Lieutenant, was presented with a copy of the book by James Hodsdon, Chair of the Gloucestershire County History Trust. BGAS made a substantial grant towards the completion of the research, which was in danger of going on hold when public funding ceased in 2010, and the Trust was delighted to see many BGAS members present at the launch. Prof Chris Dyer delivered an entertaining lecture, 'On first looking into VCH Glos Volume 13' - kindly sponsored by the Marc Fitch fund. The volume is currently available at a discount if ordered direct from the publishers www.boydellandbrewer.com - enter code BB041 at the checkout (offer ends 1 Jan 2017).

See more about the launch on the VCH Gloucestershire Facebook page.


Research

THE HOWSE THAT WAS SO FAYRE: discovering Campden House and Gardens

Congratulations to Chipping Campden History Society on the success of their HLF grant, which follows on from exploratory work supported by a BGAS research grant. Read more

Our latest Research Grant award is supporting excavation at Abbey Camp Roman Settlement. Read more

The Society also supports the VCH in Gloucestershire.


Mick Aston Bursary

As a result of a bequest from the late Mick Aston, the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, will provide bursaries of up to £300 per year to support young people living in Gloucestershire, including South Gloucestershire, and Bristol, aged between 16 and 18, to undertake archaeology work based placements. Read more...