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BAS 150 Events & Information

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the ‘The Berkshire Archaeological and Architectural Society’ in 1871 we will be holding as many events and activities as government restrictions allow. This page will be be regularly updated with news and links so please keep checking back.

Welcome to BAS 150: from our co-chairs

PAS 150: 150 finds from Berkshire – updating each week

Berkshire Archaeology Society 150 and Reading Abbey 900 – read an article written by a BAS member on the Reading Museum website

BAS150 Anniversary Poster – order or download a celebration poster here

Current planned events:

Sunday 13th June 2021 – The Berkshire Archaeological Society celebrates 150! 3pm on Zoom

‘The Berkshire Archaeological Society: celebrating its first 150 years’  by the Society’s President, Professor Michael Fulford 
‘BAS: back into projects’ by Andrew Hutt

Berkshire Archaeological Society: 150 years of archaeology in Berkshire

An exhibition showing the Society’s 150 year contribution to archaeology in the Berkshire area. This is confirmed for the following venues:

22nd June – 10th July – Maidenhead Heritage Centre

14th – 25th July 2021 – West Berkshire Museum

18th October to 12th November – Berkshire Record Office

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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)

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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.