Welcome

We exist to promote understanding and appreciation of archaeology, history and architecture in the historic county of Cheshire plus neighbouring areas and of these subjects generally. Our activities include monthly lectures from the Autumn to the Spring, Summer excursions on demand, undertaking or encouraging relevant research, campaigning on local heritage issues, publication of an annual journal and a twice-yearly newsletter, and maintenance of our own specialist library.

For more information about the Chester Archaeological Society please read our History and Activities page.

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News

Stone Age Camp and Prehistoric Farm Open Day, 18-26 August, near Llanidloes

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Dr Wendy Whitby

Chester Archaeological Society members will be saddened to hear of the recent and unexpected death of Dr Wendy Whitby. Wendy had belonged to the Society for a number of years, recently becoming a Council member.
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Her funeral will be held at 12.40 pm on 27 August at Blacon Crematorium.

Festival of Archaeology 13 – 28 July 2019

The Festival of Archaeology is a UK-wide annual two-week event, coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology.
See https://festival.archaeologyuk.org/ for comprehensive details
The University of Liverpool will be hosting Festival of Archaeology related events in Liverpool and Ness Gardens.
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Chester Archaeological Society Conference 18 and 19 October 2019

The second annual Chester Archaeological Society Conference will be organised on Friday evening 18th October and all day, Saturday, 19th October 2019.
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Tour of Liverpool Old Dock

The CAS excursion on 15 July will be a tour of Liverpool Old Dock which was a considerable feat of engineering constructed in the early 1700s. Click here for further details

Sandstone Ridge Trust Bulletin

The Sandstone Ridge Trust has asked Chester Archaeological Society to be involved in the inaugural Sandstone Ridge Walk and Ride Festival taking place between Saturday 5th and Sunday 13th October 2019.
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Register now for Dee House: The Future Part One: Sharing the Facts on Thursday 4th July 2019 from 6pm until 8.30pm

Chester Growth Partnership’s Dee House and Amphitheatre Working Group is holding a public event to share all the information it has gathered to inform it’s considerations of future options for the Dee House site.
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Historic England revised and new information

Historic England have (i) revised and updated its guidance on Piling and Archaeology, and (ii) are funding projects that facilitate access to Research Resources such as collections and typologies.
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Chester Heritage Festival 21-29 June 2019

The 2019 Chester Heritage Festival will take place between 21st and 29thJune, with over 60 events in and around Chester. The events will tell the story of our city and its people and, this year, many have a waterways theme, telling the stories of the River Dee and Chester’s canal.
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Dee House Working Group discovers influence of national planning policy guidelines

The latest meeting of the Dee House Amphitheatre Working Group has learned more about the national and local planning framework and how it impacts on the building’s future.
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