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Antiquarian Societies

'If you value the heritage, traditions and natural history of Anglesey, membership of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club will bring you into contact with others who are like-minded, and could even afford an outlet for your abilities ... Activities include eight lectures each year and a programme of visits during the summer.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The oldest local history group in the district, having held its formal inauguration meeting on the 12th July 1878 ... We have always been a very friendly society and aim to continue this. We maintain a programme of lectures, publish The Bradford Antiquary and have an extensive library.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Founded in 1840 to provide access for local people to the local history, architecture and archaeology of Cambridgeshire (which now includes the old County of Huntingdon and the new Unitary Authority of Peterborough). Amongst other benefits, members can attend the annual programme of monthly lectures.'

'Founded in 1905 as a "field club" and remains so to this day with its active programme of monthly meetings comprising field days in the summer and a winter programme of lectures, plus an annual whole day programme of keynote talks, each year on a different theme.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Clifton Antiquarian Club is based in Bristol, although members are distributed across the southern half of England and Wales. We seek to promote a better understanding of our archaeological heritage and meet on several occasions during the year for lectures, tours and research projects.'

'Cumbria Past is the website of The Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. The Society was founded in 1866 with its charitable purpose being the advancement of education and culture in the fields of the arts, heritage and science in the ancient counties of Cumberland and Westmorland ... Members have the opportunity to benefit from lectures, guided walks, guided visits, occasional excursions and an annual dinner or lunch. The Society is welcomed into historic homes and buildings not normally open to the public.'

'An amateur society which is actively engaged in all aspects of archaeology and historical research ... EDAS activities include monthly lectures from September to May each year.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'In 1885 Glastonbury solicitor, J. G. L. Bulleid, was mayor for the sixth time and he proposed that a museum should be inaugurated during his year of office. He was an energetic Victorian with immense knowledge of the town and its past ... The Glastonbury Antiquarian Society was formed: to control the museum; to enjoy excursions, lectures & entertainments; to publish papers on historical and other matters of local interest ... But the course of the Society was changed in 1892, when Arthur Bulleid, son of J. G. L., discovered the remains of the Iron Age Lake Village ... Members (individual and institutional) may attend all of the Society’s lectures and field visits and may have access to the Lake Village exhibition.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Kernow Goth or Old Cornwall is a movement with a mission. It's wide ranging aims are to preserve and record Cornwall's unique culture, traditions, its language and dialect and caring for its environment. We also promote public awareness of these topics and concerns relating to them ... Our 'Old Cornwall' societies range in size from those that are quite small to some with over 100 members. Independently run each has its own officers and committee. Membership is open to all those who are interested in supporting and caring for Cornwall's distinct heritage.'

'Founded in 1883 to promote the study of the history of Lancashire and Cheshire. Its sphere includes archaeology (both traditional and industrial), economic and social history, architecture and the arts, and folklore. Its range extends from antiquity to the more recent past. Although the Society is based on Manchester, its studies and activities embrace the region. Membership is open to all individuals and societies who are interested in the various historical aspects of the two (pre- 1974 reorganisation) Counties Palatine ... The Society aims to hold annual day schools, either self-promoted or occasionally in association with other organisations.'

'We are an established Society founded in 1939 and are interested in all aspects of the history of the former County of Merioneth which dates from 1284 and became part of Gwynedd under the 1974 Welsh counties reorganisation. Our interests include archaeology, buildings, family history, folklore, literature and all the various subjects which are generally called "antiquities" ... We arrange field trips and lectures, publish an annual Journal, and support local historical projects.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'One of the oldest local history societies in the country ... We have been collecting historical records ever since the Society was founded in 1909. Today we have over 8,000 and we are making them more accessible through our on-line archive catalogue ... We have an active membership with a programme of talks and an annual outing.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society is based at Montrose Museum and was formed in 1836, making it the second oldest Antiquarian Society in Scotland. It provides a focal point for those interested in the local history, archaeology, and the natural world of Montrose and the surrounding area. The main activity for the Society centres around a series of talks that take place on the second Tuesday of every month between September and April. These talks are open to all, not just to our members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Founded in 1923 as a natural successor to the Neath Philosophical and Antiquarian Society which had its origins in 1834 ... Meetings are held monthly at 7 pm on the third Monday of each month from September to April ... A guest speaker is arranged for each meeting. The Society organises a visit to a place of historical interest each September and may arrange other visits as appropriate.'

'The Society exists to publish the records of the ancient county of Northamptonshire including the former Soke of Peterborough and to promote the study of the county's history ... All members receive: * The Society's Journal, Northamptonshire Past and Present, published annually; * Regular volumes, approximately one every two years; * Invitations to two lectures per year; * Access to the Society's facilities at Wootton Hall Park, including the extensive library of local and national history.'

'The only Society for you if your interest is the history and people of England's smallest county, with its Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlements, its castles, its former royal forest, its ancient churches and stone-built villages and its two old market towns.'

'Formed in 1947 to preserve the Antiquities of the district and provide a meeting ground for like minded people to enjoy and protect the exceptionally wide and fruitful field of historical, literary and archaeological lore which is available throughout the county ... Our evening talks are open to all.'

'We are the country’s oldest provincial antiquarian society. In the two centuries since we were founded in 1813, we have encouraged a deeper understanding of the history and archaeology of North East England ... We normally have a full programme of lectures, walks and visits, and social events.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Founded in 1900 ... and, by publications, research and meetings, encourages interest in the history of Sunderland and its region ... The Society holds talks from September to June.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Exists to help preserve the record of Teesdale's history in all its form ... The Society holds 11 monthly meetings a year and these are a mixture of outdoor meetings at places of interest and indoor meetings, generally during the winter.'

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