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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 31 October 2016, Bristol
The Growth of Victorian Clifton

A lecture by Professor Peter Malpass
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Wednesday 16 November, 2016, Churchdown
The Romans at Hanging Hill

A lecture by Tony Roberts of Archeoscan
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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.


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...