18th October to 12th November 2021: BAS 150 Exhibition – Berkshire Record Office

Berkshire Archaeological Society: 150 years of archaeology in Berkshire

An exhibition showing the Society’s 150 year contribution to archaeology in the Berkshire area

The exhibition will open in the Berkshire Record Office from 18th October to 12th November 2021.

The Record Office is open Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00 to 16:00. No booking necessary.

9 Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire RG1 6AF


Please note that visitor numbers within the exhibition space will be limited to five people at a time. Masks are preferred but not mandatory.

Thursday 21st October 2021: Marlow Lecture – What did the Romans ever do for Bourne End?

by Nigel Rothwell and Ed Peveler, Chilterns Conservation Board ‘Beacons of the Past’ project

Did the Romans build a road and a crossing here?

We will look at ‘known’ Roman Roads in the Chilterns and show how the ‘Beacons of the Past’ LiDAR data has helped reinterpretation. We will explore a new alignment of the Roman Road in Hodgemoor Wood (Seer Green) on the likely route from Verulamium to Silchester.


Free to MAG members £3.00 for non-members

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BAJ085 published

Berkshire Archaeological Journal volume 85 has been published. It will shortly be distributed to all members and subscribers.

Others can purchase a copy by emailing journal(at)berksarch.co.uk

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This is a special issue as it marks a collaboration with Cotswold Archchaeology. All articles are reports from excavations that they have conducted in and around Berkshire in the last 3 years.

Front cover


Foreword by Richard Massey

An Early Roman Site at Beech Hill Road, Spencers Wood, Berkshire by Richard Massey and Grace Perpetua Jones, with Adam Howard

Roman, medieval and post-medieval settlement at Cutbush Lane, Shinfield, Berkshire by Richard Massey and Joe Whelan

An Early Roman enclosed settlement at Kentwood Farm, Wokingham by Richard Massey and Joe Whelan

Iron Age and medieval features at Keephatch, Beech Lane, Wokingham by Jacek Gruszczynski and Matt Nichol.

Roman and medieval occupation at Shoppenhanger Manor, Maidenhead by Ray Kennedy and Richard Massey.