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

Gladiator Burials from York’s “Cemetery of Secrets”

A talk on Gladiator Burials from York’s “Cemetery of Secrets” will be given in Holmes Chapel on Saturday 16th March 2019
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Society Spring / Summer excursion programme released

Excursions to Lion Salt Works and Ecton Copper Mine are planned
Visit the Excursions Page for further details http://chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk/excursions/

Pattern and playfulness: Playing with form and texture in Celtic art

The next Society lecture “Pattern and playfulness: Playing with form and texture in Celtic art” will be presented by Dr Julia Farley of The British Museum on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 7:30pm in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
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Chester in the Great War

The book with this title by Susan Chambers offers a powerful and engrossing account of life as it was lived by the citizens of Chester through the war years.
Click here to read the summary and review of the book published in volume 85 of our journal.

Chester Armistice Commemoration Weekend Programme of Events

Chester Armistice Commemoration Weekend, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018
Click here to download the detailed programme of events

We Will Remember Them November 9 -11

Chester Castle Roll of Honour
The names of Chester residents and those closely connected to Chester who fell in World War One will be projected on the walls of Chester Castle over the weekend of the November 9-11 to mark the centenary of the Armistice. The list has been compiled from the names on the Chester Town Hall Memorial, the war graves in Overleigh Cemetery, church memorials, and lists received from various local research projects. You are invited to let us know if you have a relative who is not on this list. Please click here to e-mail details before Thursday 26th October

CBA Autumn Newsletter

Click here to download the Council for British Archaeology North-West Regional Group’s Autumn Newsletter

Beneath the Sandstone Ridge: caves and mines workshop November 5th 2018

The Sandstone Ridge Trust are holding a free one-day workshop on the caves and cavities that are the focus of their current fieldwork. Guest speaker is Chris Carlon.
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Bronze Age Roundhouse at Beeston Castle

English Heritage have plans to build a late bronze age Roundhouse on site at Beeston Castle and are looking to recruit a number of volunteers to help build, fit out, interpret and maintain the Round House. Click here to e-mail the Volunteer Supervisor for more information

Chester History and Heritage Newsletter

The Summer edition of the Chester History and Heritage Newsletter has been published.
Click here to download this publication