Since its foundation in 1849 the Society has promoted the preservation, study and enjoyment of archaeology, history and architecture in the historic county of Cheshire and neighbouring areas, and the understanding of these subjects generally. Membership is open to everybody who shares our interests and we welcome enquiries from individual and other societies.
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.
This lecture by Dr Toby Driver (RCAHMW) will be held on 6th November at 7:30pm at the Grosvenor Museum. The lecture will revisit the intense hot summer of 2018 when aerial archaeological discoveries came thick and fast!
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The planned drop-in sessions to share the recommendations of the Working Group with the wider community have been postponed until week commencing 13th January 2020. When available further details will be published here.
Eligible members will be receiving their copies of the latest issue of our journal in the next two weeks.
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If you are not a member of the Society but would like a copy, they will be available for £10.50 (£7.50 plus £3.00 p&p). Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you enjoy reading it, why not join us for 2020? You can download a membership application form from http://chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk/how-to-join/
The 40th Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference took place in the historic city of Chester.
Recordings of the presentations are now available.
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The Sandstone Ridge Walk and Ride Festival will take place from 5th to 13th October 2019
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‘Edge of Empire: Recent Work on Roman History in the North-West’. A day school organised by the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, Wigan and Leigh College, Saturday 5 October.
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CAS members are invited to visit the excavation of Oswestry Castle mound, now in its third season. The visit will take place on 14 September at 2pm and includes an introductory talk, opportunity to view a selection of the finds and a tour of the excavation itself. It will take approximately one and a half hours.
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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.