Andover History & Archaeology Society

Events in 2018

The archaeological approach: How the past is being brought back to life, with Andrew Manning

Friday 26 January, 7.30-9.00pm at Andover Guildhall, SP10 1LP

Andrew will be talking about how and why archaeology is undertaken in Britain and how technology is transforming our access, vision and understanding of our past.  He says:

In the late 1990s, the introduction of planning policy guidance led to an explosion in the number of archaeological sites being investigated as a formal part of the British planning system. Today, over 90% of the archaeology undertaken in Britain today is undertaken as part of planning applications, which has brought archaeology much closer and accessible to the public. At the same time, new scientific techniques are being constantly introduced, which make the finding of new sites easier and have revolutionised the information we can extract and how it can be presented to the public. We will explore how decisions are made on what is investigated, some of the new techniques and information which would have been impossible in the recent past and highlights from local archaeological investigation, which are challenging our current view of the past.   


Wig Powder and Windows: Some thought on Taxation with Phoebe Merrick

Note revised date of Friday 16 February, 7.30 - 9.00pm at Andover Guildhall, SP10 1 LP

Stephen Hopkins: An Adventure from Upper Clatford to Plymouth Massachusetts with Jane Kennedy

Followed by the Society's AGM

Friday 23 March, 7.30-9.00pm at Andover Guildhall, SP10 1LP


Children and the Making of Rural Places and Spaces in 20th century England, by Dr Jeremy Burchardt of the University of Reading

Friday 27 April, 7.30-9.00pm NB at Weyhill Fairground Village Hall, SP11 0QN

Dr Burchardt writes, 'The paper/talk will look at the way in which children give their own names to places that matter to them, where these names come from and what they tell us about the very important role that rural landscapes can play in children's lives. These invented names sometimes draw imaginatively on literature and local traditions, but I will argue that they often reveal more fundamental childhood needs and the ways these can be expressed or experienced in relation to rural landscapes.'

Tithe Maps with Geraldine Beech

Friday 25 May, 7.30-9.00pm at Andover Guildhall, SP10 1LP

Walk: Littleton Manor's Ancient Trees with Hugh and Jane Flambert

Meeting at Littleton Manor, Kimpton SP11 8ES

Jane Austen and The Military with Alan Turton

Friday 28 September, 7.30-9.00pm at Andover Guildhall, SP10 1LP

Mills and Milling in Hampshire with Martin Gregory

Friday 26 October, 7.30-9.00pm at Andover Guildhall, SP10 1LP

In the Footsteps of Francis Frith with David Swindell

Friday 30 November, 7.30-9.00pm at Andover Guildhall, SP10 1LP

Blink and you missed it! with Greg Gregory


More Music Notes with Phil Farlow

Friday 14 December, 7.30-9.00pm at Andover Guildhall, SP10 1LP

with a pre-Christmas drink...