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3rd SEPTEMBER 2017

BHAS Members - £25 Non-members £28

We hope to get to Butser around 11.00-11.30am. We will have a guided tour of the reconstructed buildings for around one and a half hours. Then we can eat our picnic lunch, and we will be free to spend time investigating the ancient farm on our own. Tea and cakes will be provided before we leave. We will leave around 4-4.30pm and get back to Brighton around 6pm, depending on the traffic.

The maximum number of people will be 30 for the group tour (although it will be possible to arrange a second group tour if necessary), so it will be first-come-first-served and only a cheque will reserve a seat on the coach.

The fee of £25 includes coach, entry fee, guided tour and afternoon tea.

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Main Lectures for 2017/18


October 13th 2017

Eastbourne Ancestors - A story of life from bones of the past

November 10th 2017

The Garum and Salt Industry in Northern Gaul during the late Iron Age and Roman periods

December 15th 2017

AGM and Christmas Social

January 12th 2018

Finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, Sussex, 2017

February 9th 2018

Heritage on the Edge - Archaeology of the Seven Sisters

March 9th 2018

Stonehenge and New Discoveries

For details goto the Main Lecture Page

Local History Forum

28th October 2017

Brighton Rock, Brighton Crime.

25th November 2017

Brighton in 1827 as seen through the eyes of a French Nobleman.

20th January 2018

Lancing College and its local history

24th February 2018

Women Artists - Images of Sussex.

24th March 2018

The influence of the Army and other defences on resort development in Sussex c. 1770-1815

For details goto the Local History Forum Page


Geoff Mead Walks

All are 'donations' to local environmental groups


July 4th 6pm Warminghurst and USA.
Independence Day links a Sussex village and USA. Pinewoods, arable and grassland on this summer evening stroll.. Meet Warminghurst church. TQ 117169


Aug 6th 6pm Shoreham Adur riverside
  A walk along both banks of the Adur via Old Shoreham Bridge. Meet St Mary de Haura church, New Shoreham TQ215052 3 miles 2 hours


Day School


BHAS Excavations 2017


BHAS Geophysics

Pete Tolhurst is the leader of the geophysics and surveying Team. In December a small survey of part of Preston Park, Brighton was conducted in conjunction with Brighton University. The university conducted a major magnetometry survey over most of the park. BHAS conducted resistivity surveying in parts of the park deemed inaccessible for magnetometry.

New surveying is being planned for this season. These projects include surveying a field close to Ovingdean that has produced both Medieval and Roman finds, a survey on Beacon Hill at Rottingdean focused on a Neolithic long barrow and at Patcham to examine earthworks which may be part of a 'Celtic' field system. BHAS are also planning to return to Hempstead Farm, near Uckfield, for more investigations into that medieval landscape. All volunteers are welcome, whatever theor experience. All training will be given.



To join the BHAS Field Unit or for other details contact John Funnell on 0844 5888 277 or e-mail to



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