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STAFFORD AND MID-STAFFS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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RECORD OF LECTURES GIVEN TO THE SOCIETY
The Society was founded 1971, with the object of promoting public interest in the archaeology of the Mid-Staffordshire district.
Jack Fisher, Chairman, arranged in 1971 for an item to be printed in the Stafford Newsletter, stating “all we need is a reasonably-sized room”. Weekly meetings were held initially at St Joseph’s Convent, Lichfield Road, Stafford, and then meetings were monthly.

1970
06-03-70 Wilcock, John The Potteries and Industrial Archaeology - Industrial

1971

27-02-71 Jenks, Ernie Iron Age Farms in Rea Valley - Iron Age
06-03-71 Fisher, Jack Archaeological Periods - General
13-03-71 Palliser, Dr. A. Staffordshire Castles - Castles
20-03-71 Robinson, Paul The Mint in Stafford - Coins
27-03-71 Fisher, Jack (2) Dating Methods - General
02-04-71 Robinson, Paul (2) St. Bertelin's Chapel - Medieval
30-04-71 Sheridan, Ken Tamworth Fortifications - Medieval
21-05-71 Kelly, Jim Manifold Valley Digs - Prehistoric

1971/72

17-09-71 Celoria, Francis Archaeological Mistakes - General
15-10-71 Palliser, Dr. A. (2) Stafford Castle - Castles
29-10-71 Coupe, Gordon Mount Street Excavation - Post - Medieval
19-11-71 Barfield Lawrence Neolithic Lake Settlements, Northern Italy - Exotic
03-12-71 Bottomley, G. Swedish Prehistoric Rock - Prehistoric
07-01-72 Wilcock, John (2) Scientific Aids to Archaeology - General
28-01-72 Johnson, D. Early Topography of Stafford - Architectural
10-03-72 Carter, A. The Etruscans - Exotic
24-03-72 Jenks, E.(2) & Wilcock, J.(3) Computer Archaeology in Shropshire - General
21-04-72 Taylor, R. Weoley Castle etc. - Medieval
12-05-72 Corbyn, D. Saxon Charter Boundaries - Saxon

1972/73

15-09-72 Gould, J. Fieldwork Along the River Tame - General
06-10-72 Wilkes, Dr. J. Hadrian's Wall - Roman
03-11-72 Celoria, Dr. F. (2) Archaeology of Letterboxes - Industrial
17-11-72 Watkin, E. A. Staffordshire Tokens - Coins
08-12-72 Sheridan, K. (2) Saxon Mill, Tamworth -Saxon
19-01-73 Robinson Paul (3) Counterfeiting in Staffordshire - Coins
02-02-73 Kettle, Anne William Palmer - History
23-02-73 Harris, D. Oulton Village History - Local History
16-03-73 Tomlinson, Prof. R. A Perachora Excavation - Exotic
06-04-73 Sherlock, Robert Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology - Industrial
11-05-73 Ingrey, Neville Kinvaston, etc. - Roman

1973/74

28-09-73 Carter, Ashley (2) Greece in Antiquity - Exotic
12-10-73 Gunstone, A. H. Staffordshire Archaeology - General
26-10-73 Fisher, Jack (3) Eccleshall Castle - Castles
09-11-73 Rutland, R. A. Archaeology in Leicestershire - General
07- 1 2-73 Barfield, Lawrence Roman Droitwich - Roman
11-01-74 Burke, J. A. Morris Dancing - Exotic
23-01-74 Jenks, Ernie (3) Pridehill, Shrewsbury - Medieval
01-02-74 Sheridan, Ken (3) Photography in Archaeology - General
22-02-74 Rivet, A.L.F. Gallia Narbonensis - Roman
15-03-74 Gavrilovic, Mrs. Yugoslavian Medieval Art - Medieval
05-04-74 Celoria, Dr. F. (3) Expedition to Egypt - Exotic
03-05-74 Elliott, G. W. Eccleshall Castle Pottery - Pottery

1974/75

20-09-74 Round, Bert Recent Digs at Wall - Roman
20-11-74 Murray, Pamela Staffordshire Traditional Food - History
13-12-74 Gelling, Dr. Margaret Staffordshire Place Names - History
10-01-75 Greenslade, M. 5000 Years of Staffordshire - General
29-01-75 Losco-Bradley, S. Catholme Excavations - Saxon
21-02-75 Ruffle, John Craftsmen in Ancient Egypt - Exotic
12-03-75 Ingrey, Neville (2) Kinvaston Roman Fort - Roman
18-04-75 Barker, Philip Wroxeter Roman City - Roman
09-05-75 Kelly, Jim (2) Wetton Mill Excavation - Prehistoric

1975/76

19-09-75 Sheridan, Ken (4) County Conservation Department - Architectural
10-10-75 Green, Patrick Norton Priory - Architectural
£1-10-75 Fisher, Jack (4) Eccleshall Castle - Castles
21-11-75 Crickmore, Julie Archaeology in West Midlands Towns - General
12-12-75 Hirst Susan Bordesley Abbey - Architectural
16-01-76 Carver, Martin Clark Street, Stafford, Saxon/Medieval - Anglo-Saxon
06-02-76 Stitt, Freddie Archives for the Archaeologist - History
27-02-76 Dool, Josephine Roman Derby - Roman
19-03-76 Celoria, Dr. F. (4) Archaeology in America - Exotic
09-04-76 Farndell, J. Sword Exx of the British Army - Exotic
07-05-76 Webster, Graham The Roman Conquest of the Midlands - Roman

1976/77

17-09-76 Sekers, David Gladstone Pottery Museum - Pottery
09-10-76 Mountford, Arnold 20 Years Excavations in North Staffordshire - Post-Medieval
19-11-76 Pickering Jim Aerial Photography in the Trent Valley - Aerial Photography
10-12-76 Coupe, Gordon Clay Tobacco Pipes - Post-Medieval
14-01-77 Hinds, Dr. S. W. A Turkish Travelogue - Exotic
04-02-77 Wilcock, John (4) Science in Archaeology - General
18-03-77 Celoria, Dr. F. (5) Archaeology and Telegraphy - Industrial
22-04-77 Burrow, I. Shropshire Archaeology - General
13-05-77 Tomlinson, Prof. R. A.(2) Spartan Archaeology - Exotic

1977/78

16-09-77 Gould, Jim (2) Letocetum/Lichfield: Roman/Saxon - Roman
14-10-77 Taylor, Alan (2) The White Lion, Stafford - Architectural
09-12-77 Reinli, Godfrey Handsewn Shoemaking - Industrial
20-01-78 Celoria, Dr. F. (6) Stonehenge in the Midlands - Prehistoric
17-03-78 Parker-Oxspring, J. Andrew Yauanton - Industrial
14-04-78 Rhodes, John Staffordshire Domestic Architecture - Architectural
12-05-78 Hinds, Dr. S. W. (2) Classical Cities in Southern Turkey - Roman
Stafford Castle Project 1978 – 1993

1978/79

13-10-78 Lingwood, C. D. Minoan Crete - Exotic
08-12-78 Celoria, Dr. F. (7) History of Pottery - Pottery
09-02-79 Swinnerton, Col. I. S. This Ancestry Business - History
09-03-79 Bates, Jack Episc of William Booth - History
06-04-79 Greaves, Joy Digging the Potteries Post- - Medieval
04-05-79 Berry, Mike The Crown Coin - Coins

1979/80

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1980/81

12-09-80 Carver, Martin (2) Anglo-Saxon Stafford - Saxon
10-10-80 Hill, C. (Borough Achaeologist) & Barlow, K. Hyde Lea/Pillaton Mill - Medieval
14-11-80 Anslow, Mrs. Joan Victorian and Edwardian Stafford - Post-Medieval
12-12-80 Stitt, Freddie Archives for the Archaeologist - General
19-01-81 Wilcock, Dr. J. (5) The Roman Army in Britain - Roman
13-02-81 Meeson, Bob The Formation of Tamworth Saxon/Medieval - Saxon
13-03-81 Barker, Philip (2) Hen Domen - Castles
10-04-81 Schofield, J. Recent Digs in London - General
08-05-81 Wilson, David Medieval Moated Sites - Medieval

1981/82

11-09-81 Carey, Andrew Stafford Town Digs Saxon/Medieval Anglo-Saxon
16-10-81 Hill, Charles (2) Lost Villages of England - Medieval
13-11-81 Hawk-Smith, C. Pioneers of Archaeology - General
11-12-81 Lock, Gary Hillforts of South-East England - Iron Age
15-01-82 Ball,F.&N.+ Oldfield Wall/Pennocrucium - Roman
12-02-82 Popple, John Mostylee Flint Mill - Industrial
12-03-82 Losco-Bradley, S. (2) Catholme Anglo-Saxon Village - Anglo-Saxon

1982/83

10-09-82 Hill, Charles (3) Stafford Castle - Castles
12-11-82 Ball, F. (2) & Oldfield, D. (2) Wall/Penkridge - Roman
10-12-82 Carver, Martin (3) Origins of E Town Saxon/Medieval - Saxon
14-01-83 Meeson, Bob (2) Staffordshire Field Archaeology - General
11-02-83 Linley, Graham Staffordshire Moated sites - Medieval
11-03-83 Rylatt, Margaret The Lunt and Coventry - Roman
15-04-83 Hawk-Smith, C. (2) Eccleshall Moated Site - Medieval

1983/84

09-09-83 Hill, Charles (4) Stafford Castle - Castles
14-10-83 Simpson, C. The Sealed Knot - Reconstruction Society
11-11-83 Cane, John Stafford Town Dig Saxon/Medieval - Anglo-Saxon
09-12-83 Wilson, David (2) The Fun's Gone from Archaeology - General
13-01-84 Braithwaite, Bruce William the Conqueror - History
10-02-84 Fowkes, Dudley Old County Maps - History
09-03-84 Watson, M. Moated Sites in Shropshire - Medieval
13-04-84 Wilcock, Dr. J. (6) Cities of Vesuvius - Exotic

1984/85

14-09-84 Hill, Charles (5) Stafford Castle - Castles
12-10-84 SAMSAS Aerial Photographs - Aerial Photography
09-11-84 Meeson, Bob (3) Practical Archaeology in Staffordshire - General
07-12-84 Salway, Gillian Archaeology and Victorian Artists - Exotic
11-01-85 Kelly, Jim (3) Staffordshire Pottery 1650 - 1750 - Pottery
08-03-85 Loscoe-Bradley, Stuart (3) The Trent Valley Complex: Fatholme & Catholme - Saxon
19-04-85 Scott, K. First Century Mancetter - Roman

1985/86

13-09-85 Lambert, Brian The Ancient High House - Architectural
11-10-85 Jebb, Henry et al. Bradley Parish Survey - Local History
08-11-85 Bowland, Peter Recent excavations at Dudley Castle - Castles
13-12-85 Wilson, David (3) The Pagan Saxons - Saxon
10-01-86 Fisher, Jack (5) Eccleshall Castle - Castles
14-02-86 Lock, Dr. Gary (2) Hillforts of Britain - Iron Age
14-03-86 Drage, Christopher Brough-on-Noe: the Roman settlement - Roman
11-04-86 Hill, Dr. David Offa'sDyke - Saxon

1986/87

12-09-86 Popple, John (2) Mostylee Flint Mill - Industrial
10-10-86 Lewin, Alison & Greg - Medieval Musical Instruments - Exotic
14-11-86 Ball, Frank & Nancy (3) Wall: A Romano-British Town - Roman
12-12-86 Studd, Dr. Robin Domesday Waste in Staffordshire - History
09-01-87 Klemperer, Bill: Stafford Castle and new towns in the Middle Ages - Castles
13-02-87 Meeson, Bob (4) Archaeology of Staffordshire Buildings - Architectural
13-03-87 Taylor, Mrs. Beryl An outline History of Pottery from the Romans to the rise of the Staffordshire Industry - Pottery
10-04-87 Prag, Dr. ANJW The face of Philip of Macedon - Exotic
08-05-87 Salway, Prof. Peter Late Roman Towns and Roman Britain - Roman

1987/88

18-09-87 Wilson, David (4) Early Bronze Age in Staffordshire - Bronze Age
16-10-87 Braithwaite, Bruce (2) Archaetours - General
20-11-87 Hill, Dr. David (2) Walking to Rome - Exotic
18-12-87 Morgan, Dr. Philip First Century Stafford Castles - Castles
15-01-88 Hill, Charles (6) Stafford Castle - Castles
19-02-88 Carter, Ashley (3) Pompeii - Exotic
18-03-88 Hodder,Mike Archaeology in the Sandwell Valley - General
1 5-04-88 Klemperer, Bill (2): Hulton Abbey - Medieval
12.11.88 Visit to Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Castle

1988/89

16-09-88 Barker, D. Early Staffordshire Pottery Industry Post-Medieval
21-10-88 Hill, Charles (7) London Digs - Roman
18-11-88 Everson, Paul Recent Work of the RCHM - General
16-12-88 Lock, Gary (3) Palaeolithic Cave Art in France & Spain - Prehistoric
20-01-89 Taylor, A. Timber Framed Buildings in Betley - Architectural
17-02-89 Meeson, Bob (5) Drayton Bassett Moated Site - Medieval
17-03-89 Metcalf, Miss V. Finds at Stafford Castle - Castles
21-04-89 Spicer, R. Stone Circles - Prehistoric

1989/90

15-09-89 Braithwaite, Bruce (3) Reflections on the River Sow - General
20-10-89 Neal. M. Ecclesiastical archaeology of Lichfield: some recent work - Architectural
17-11 -89 Gelling, Dr, Margaret (2) Place Names and Landscape - General
15-12-89 Wilson, David (5) Who gave Basil the brush-off at Sutton Hoo? - Saxon
19-01-90 Goode, P. Staffordshire Villages - General
16-02-90 Baker, Nigel The archaeology of monks and merchants: Shrewsbury, 1985-87 - Medieval
16-03-90 Guilbert, G. Work of the Trent & Peak Archaeological Trust - General
27-04-90 Rylatt, Margaret The Coventry Charter House and its historic garden - Medieval

1990/91

21-09-90 Stanley, Dr. John Dinosaurs and the Geological Record - Exotic
19-10-90 Welch, Chris Staffordshire's Burnt Mounds - Prehistoric
16-11-90 Fisher, Jack (6) Work and Archaeology - General
14-12-90 Klemperer, Bill (3): Hulton Abbey - Medieval
18-01-91 Montgomery, D. The Road to Samarkand - Exotic
15-02-91 Burns, A. The Gladstone Pottery Museum - Post-Medieval
15-03-91 Carter, Ashley (4) Hadrian's Wall - Roman
19-04-91 Glover, Mrs. Brenda Court and Country - History

1991/92

20-09-91 Meeson, Bob (6) Roman Roads in Staffordshire - Roman
18-10-91 Darlington, John (Borough Archaeologist) Presenting the Past to the Public - General
08-11-91 Gelling, Dr. Margaret (3) Place Names and Landscape - General
13-12-91 Braithwaite, Bruce (4) Secret Staffordshire - Industrial
17-01-92 Wilcock, Dr. John (7) Cave Archaeology - General
21-02-92 Spicer, R. (2) Recent Developments at Avebury - Prehistoric
20-03-92 Moore, Penny Biddulph Grange Gardens - Modern
10-04-92 Glover, Mrs. Brenda (2) Crisis in the Community - General
30.05.92 Visit to Cirencester: - Roman walk; town walk; tour of the parish church of St John; visit to the Corinium Museum with its fine mosaic pavements
Stafford Castle Excavations held in 1992

1992/93

10-09-92 Hill, Charles (8) Heritage Archaeology in South-East Wales - General
16-10-92 Wilkinson, David (Borough Archaeologist) Roman Roads - Roman
20-11-92 Allen, Dr. Carol The Age of Stonehenge - Prehistoric
11-12-92 Welch, Chris (2) Glass Making on Cannock Chase - Industrial
15-01-93 Fowkes, Dudley (2) Tithe and Enclosure Maps and Awards - General
19-02-93 Morgan, Dr. Philip (2) St. Wulfad and Stone - Medieval
19-03-93 Barker, David (2) Archaeological Survey in the South Atlantic - General
16-04-93 Goodall, Mike The Significance of Bones in Archaeology - General

1993/94

17-09-93 Klemperer, Bill (4): Study of Burials at Hulton Abbey - Medieval
15-10-93 Wilkinson, David (2) Transport and Communication - Industrial
19-11-93 Dibben, Nigel Alderley Edge Copper Mines - Bronze Age
10-12-93 Wilson, David (6) Wortley Roman Villa - Roman
21-01-94 Linane, Steve Dudley Castle - Medieval
18-02-94 Greenslade, Michael (2) Chronicling the County - General
18-03-94 Braithwaite, Bruce (5) Discovering Seighford Airfield - Modern
15-04-94 Esmonde-Cleary, Simon The Roman City of Wroxeter - Roman

1994/95

16-09-94 Andrews, Dr. Anne Tixall Remains/Recorded - Local History
21-10-94 Darlington, John (2) Medieval Life in Mid-Staffordshire - Medieval
18-11-94 Ford, Debbie Medieval Pottery in Staffordshire - Medieval
09-12-94 Tindall, Adrian Recent Archaeology in Cheshire - General
20-01-95 Hughes, Gwilym Ring Ditches in Shropshire and Staffordshire - Prehistoric
17-02-95 Everson, Paul (2) Recent Work of the RCHM - Prehistoric
17-03-95 Cleverdon, Faith Historical Archaeology in the Manifold Valley - Medieval
28-04-95 Wilcock, Dr. John (8) The Trent-Mersey and Staffs-Worcester Canals - Industrial
04.06.95 Visit to Sandon Hall

MOVE TO ST. BERTELIN'S

1995/96

15-09-95 Sheale, Catherine Vessel Glass from the Eccleshall Castle Excavation - Medieval
20-10-95 Braithwaite, Bruce (6) So, Who Was Isaac Walton? - History
17-11-95 Hunt, Dr. John 12th Century Sculptures from Alveley - Medieval
08-12-95 Roman Military Research Society The Roman Army - Roman
19-01-96 Gaffney, Dr. Vincent: Archaeology in the Adriatic - Exotic
16-02-96 Halliwell, Richard Local Medieval Stained Glass - Medieval
15-03-96 Watson, Philip Living in Ancient Egypt - Exotic
19-04-96 Levitt, Mrs. Joan The Brindley Mill at Leek - Industrial
18.05.96 Visit to Chartley Castle and Tutbury Castle

1996/97

20-09-96 Welch, Chris (2) Cannock Chase – An - Industrial
Woodland - Industrial
18-10-96 Roach, Dr. R. In the Shadow of Vesuvius - Exotic
15-11-96 Gibson, Tony Jewellery of the Pagan Anglo-Saxons - Saxon
13-12-96 Milln, Jeremy The National Trust- The Place for Archaeology? - General
17-01-97 Fear, Dr. Andrew Semi-Detached Life – The Villa in Roman Britain - Roman
21-02-97 Pepper, Richard Edwardian Stafford - Edwardian
21-03-97 Meeson, Bob (7) Medieval Halls - Medieval
18-04-97 Wise, Philip Anglo-Saxons in the West Midlands - Saxon
02.05.97 Wine & Cheese evening at the Ancient High House, Stafford
31.05.97 Summer visit to Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Country Park

1997/98

19-09-97 Studd, Dr. Robin (2) Domesday and the Staffordshire Towns - Medieval
17-10-97 Wilcock, Dr. John (9) The archaeology of China from the First Emperor to modern times - Exotic
14-11-97 Hodder, Dr. M. (2) Archaeology in Birmingham – Recording and protecting the City's Past - General
12-12-97 Braithwaite, Bruce (7) The Legacy of the Legions - Roman
16-01 -98 Glare, Dr. Penelope Caesars & Crocodiles- The Archaeology of Roman Egypt - Exotic
20-02-98 Klemperer, Bill (5): Dieulacres Abbey- A Recent Survey - Medieval
20-03-98 Moran, Mrs. Madge A New Approach to Old Buildings - Dating Timber-Framed Houses - General
24-04-98 Wilkinson, David (3) The History of Archaeology - General
25.06.98 Behind the scenes visit to Stoke-on-Trent City Museum
12.08.98 Summer visit to war relics on Cannock Chase

1998/99

18-09-98 Pursglove Garton, Daryl Tools in Early Pre-History - Prehistoric
16-10-98 Wilcock, Dr. John (10) The Archaeology of the Hebrews & Their Descendants - Exotic
20-11-98 Fear, Dr. Andrew (2) Recent Work of the Trent & Peak Archaeological Trust - Prehistoric
11-12-98 Wilcock, Dr. John (11) On panel for "Call my bluff" Christmas social evening - General
15-01-99 Mycenae, Rich in Gold - Exotic
19-02-99 Gaffney, Dr. Vincent (2) The Wroxeter Hinterland Project - Roman
19-03-99 Booth, Frances Study of the Greyfriars (Stafford) Skeletal Assemblage - Medieval
14-04-99 Ludford, Mrs. Ann Restoration of Jesse Shirley's Mill at Etruria - Industrial
08.06.99 Summer visit to Arbor Low and Gib Hill

1999/2000

17-09-99 Dodd, Leigh Recent Excavations in Stafford - General
15-10-99 Wilkinson, David (4) Stafford & the Hippo Connection - Medieval
12-11-99 Roach, Dr. R. (2) Eruption of Santorini - Effects on the Minoan Civilization - Bronze Age
10-12-99 Social Evening Vaughan Household Demonstration
21-01-00 Wilcock, Dr. John (12) The Dark Ages (Substitute for Debbie Ford) - Dark Ages
18-02-00 Morland, Bill Art & Architecture of Pharaonic Egypt - Egyptian
17-03-00 Martin, Anthony Excavation of Bronze-Age Barrow Cemetery at Barton - Bronze Age
14-04-00 Hunt, Dr. John (2) Sculpture & Local Society in the 12th Century - Medieval
07.06.00 Summer visit to archaeological features and wartime relics on Cannock Chase

2000/01

15-09-00 Wilkinson, Mary A Chronicle of Bradley Local - History
20-10-00 Braithwaite, Bruce (8) All Castles Great & Small - Medieval
17-11-00 Ford, Debbie (2) Hidden Treasures of Staffordshire - General
08-12-00 Wilcock, Dr John (13) On panel for "Have I got archaeological news for you" Christmas social evening (News; Odd one out; Odd-ball news stories; Headlines with blacked-out words; Caption competition)
19-01-01 Morgan, Wendy Victorian Villa Gardens - Victorian
16-02-01 Fear, Dr. Andrew (3) The Romans on the Costa del Sol - Roman
16-03-01 Garner, Dan Roman Site at Holditch, Newcastle - Roman
20-04-01 Matthews, Keith Stories of the Bog People - Pre-History
An overhead projector and spare bulbs were purchased in November 2000

2001/02

21-09-01 Welch, Christopher (3) Recent Archaeological Work in Staffordshire - Medieval
19-10-01 Boothroyd, Neil Excavations at Lawn Farm Moated Site - Post-Medieval
16-11-01 Habberley, Tony Romano-British Villa at Acton Trussell - Roman
07-12-01 Social Evening Picture Quiz - General
18-01-02 Fisher, Fr. Michael Alton Towers - A Gothic Wonderland - Post-Medieval
15-02-02 Roach, Dr. R. (3) Pyramids of Old & Middle Kingdoms - Egyptian
15-03-02 Meeson, Bob (8) Hugh de Hopwas & Clifton Campville - Medieval
19-04-02 Cooper, John The Fauld Explosion - Modern

2002/03

20-09-02 James, Dr. Trevor English Markets & Fairs - General
18-10-02 Randall, Thea Staffordshire's Vanished Country Houses - Post-Medieval
15-11-02 Williams, Dawn Everlasting Bodies - Egyptian Mummification -Egyptian
06-12-02 Social Evening "Pictionary"
17-01 -03 Milln, Jeremy (2) James Wyatt's Vine House at Tatton Park - Post-Medieval
21-02-03 Wilkinson, David (5) Medieval Crafts & Industry - Medieval
21-03-03 George, Margaret History of Chartley Castle & Its Earthworks - Medieval
25-04-03 Horovitz, David Staffordshire Place Names - General
Campaign against the closure of the Archaeology Section of Stafford Borough Council in March 2003 (unsuccessful)
14.08.03 Summer visit to Cheadle Church and Alton Towers

2003/04

19-09-03 Goodwin, Jonathan The Post-Medieval Way of Death - Post-Medieval
17-10-03 Wilcock, Dr. John (14) The Ironbridge Gorge – Cradle of the Industrial Revolution - Industrial
14-11-03 Stone, Richard Pots & Pits - Recent Excavations in Lichfield - Medieval
05-12-03 Braithwaite, Bruce (9) 25 Years Since the start of the Castle Dig Social Evening and Buffet - Medieval
16-01-04 Atherton, Dr. Ian Sir William Brereton and the Civil Wars in Staffs - Medieval
20-02-04 Roach, Dr. Robert (4) The Rescue of the Abu Simbel Monuments - Egyptian
19-03-04 Baker, Dr. Nigel (2): Archaeology at Shrewsbury Abbey - Medieval
16-04-04 Copeland, Robert Cheddleton Flint Mill - Industrial

2004/05

17-09-04 Fowkes, Dudley (3): Maps - An invaluable source for History and archaeology - General
15-10-04 Nixon, Brian: History of the Apedale Valley - Industrial
12-11 -04 Carrington, Dr. Peter: Chester - City of Mysteries - Roman
10-12-04 Williams, Dawn: Taste of Ancient Egypt Social Evening and Buffet - Egyptian
21-01-05 Randall, Thea (2): Kill or Cure - Medical Remedies, 16/17 Century - Post-Medieval
18-02-05 Wykes, Ian: Life before Staffordshire - The Archaeology of Hampshire - General
18-03-05 The Birmingham Pals: Memories of the First World War - Modern
15-04-05 Everson, Paul (3): Thinking Archaeologically about Monastic Sites - Medieval

2005/06

16.09.05 Sula Rayska Whittington Castle - Past and Future - Medieval
14.10.05 Bruce Braithwaite (10) The Mystery of Hyde Lea Moated Site - Medieval
11.11.05 Roger Oldfield Outrage! - How the Edalji Family came out from the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes - Victorian
09.12.05 Margaret George The Butcher, the Baker and the Adulterator – A brief History of food, mainly in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries Social Evening - General
20.01.06 Sherry Belcher The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - The creation of a 19th Century community at Heath Hayes - Local History
17.02.06 Dr. Andrew Fear (4) Fontes Humanitatis - Roman Aqueducts - Roman
17.03.06 Dr. Robert Roach (5) The Asklepion of Cos - Medicine in Classical Times - Greece
21.04.06 David Barker (3) Digging Up Burslem - Pottery

2006/07

15.09.06 Dean, Steve Growing up with Chad - Medieval
20.10.06 Braithwaite, Bruce (11) Ripples of time revisited - General
17.11.06 Lewis, Roy Greengate Street, Stafford - Local History
15.12.06 Social Evening
19.01.07 Hollomby, Ken Recent discoveries at Sinai Park Social Evening
16.02.07 Wilcock, Dr John (15) The History and archaeology of China - China
16.03.07 Wykes, Ian (2) The Great War camps on Cannock Chase - Modern
20.04.07 Sheppard, Richard One foot from the past – How antiquarian Sam Carrington left his mark at Wetton Church

2007/08

28.09.07 Habberley, Tony (2) Neolithic farm to Roman villa estate - Neolithic
19.10.07 Wilkinson, David (6) Romano-British art and architecture - Roman
16.11.07 Garner, Dan (2) The Chester Ampitheatre Project - Roman
14.12.07 Social Evening
18.01.08 Nichol, Kirsty and Martin Brown Following the Kiwi: From Cannock Chase to Messines Ridge - Modern
15.02.08 Hislop, Dr Malcolm The Tutbury Project: The archaeology of a Staffordshire castle and its setting - Medieval
14.03.08 Meeson, Bob (9) The restoration of the 17th Century Fleece Inn - Late Medieval
18.04.08 Dean, Steve (2) The Staffordshire Historical Farm Building Survey - General

2008/09

19.09.08 Braithwaite, Bruce (12): Silent witnesses – Landscape archaeology of a wartime RAF airfield - Modern
17.10.08 Kelleher, Shane: Survey of Staffordshire schools - General
21.11.08 Lewis, Roy (2): People around the Market Square - Local History
19.12.08 The Birmingham Pals: Christmas in the trenches - Modern
16.01.09 Meeson, Bob (10): Restoring the Wren church at Ingestre - Georgian
20.02.09 Carver, Prof. Martin (4): The Stafford excavations 1975 – 1985 - Anglo-Saxon
20.03.09 Fear, Dr Andrew (5): A day at the races – Chariot sport in antiquity - Roman
17.04.09 Dean, Steve (3): A general outlook of archaeology in Staffordshire - Architectural (Staffordshire Farm Survey; Lichfield)

2009/10

18.09.09 Howard, Dr Andy: Looking for the Palaeolithic in the Trent Valley - Palaeolithic
16.10.09 Fisher, Michael: Pugin and the Staffordshire connection - Architectural
20.11.09 Dunn, Gillian: An introduction to Roman finds - Roman
18.12.09 Wilcock, Dr John (16): Christmas Social and Quiz - Roman
19.02.10 Garton, Daryl: Derrick Riley’s crop - General (crop marks)
19.03.10 Everson, Paul: The Premonstratensian abbey of Barlings, Lincolnshire in its landscape - Medieval
16.04.10 Dean, Steve (4): A Staffordshire mystery - General (The Staffordshire Hoard)

2010/11

17.09.10 Thomas, Dr Richard : Black Death, green pastures: The changing nature of diet and agriculture in the 14th Century - Medieval
15.10.10 Wilcock, Dr John (17): On the meaning of time - General
26.11.10 Lewis, Roy (3): The Stafford election 1832 - Georgian
17.12.10 Social Evening: Picture quiz by David Wilkinson
21.01.11 Barker, Dr David (4) Ceramics in archaeology - Pottery
18.02.11 White, Dr Roger: Wroxeter: Revealing the past and sustaining the future - Roman
18.03.11 Nevell, Dr Mike: The salt industry in the Iron Age - Iron Age
15.04.11 Klemperer, Bill (6): The work of English Heritage in Staffordshire - (St Joseph's Church, Burslem; Moorcroft Pottery site; Hulton Abbey

2011/12

16.09.11 Simons, Edmund: Kinver Edge – Landscape archaeology of a Staffordshire beauty spot - General
21.10.11 Wilkinson, David (7): Medieval towns of Staffordshire - Medieval
18.11.11 Fear, Dr Andrew (6): Living on the edge – Romano-British town life - Roman
16.12.11 Social Evening
20.01.12 Shaw, Mike: Tamworth and the Anglo-Saxons Anglo-Saxon
17.02.12 Gaffney, Prof. Vince (3) The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project - Neolithic
16.03.12 Evans, Prof. Dai Morgan: The Wroxeter Roman town house: Archaeology and television - Roman
20.04.12 Job, Dr Barry Watermills of the Moddershall Valley - Industrial

2012/2013

21.09.12 Braithwaite, Bruce (13): The olde walled towne of Stafford - Medieval
19.10.12 Lewis, Roy (4): Bringing coal from Radford to Stafford - Local History
Dr John Wilcock elected President
16.11.12 Hodder, Dr Mike (3): Archaeology in Birmingham: 10,000 years of the city’s past - Industrial
21.12.12 Wilcock, Dr John (18): The Roman invasion of Britain - Roman; Social Evening
18.01.13 Lecture cancelled because of bad weather
15.02.13 Wilcock, Dr John (19): Emergency lecture because of bad weather travelling conditions: The Stafford Salt Industry - Industrial
15.03.13 Habberley, Tony (3): The Penk Valley archaeological excavations - Roman
19.04.13 Archaeology and the Great War - Modern

2013/2014

20.09.13 Lewis, Roy (5): Crabbery Street in Stafford - Medieval
18.10.13 Waddington, Dr Clive: Fin Cop, a hilltop at war - Iron Age
15.11.13 Meeson, Bob (11): Keeping out the rain - the archaeology and dating of Medieval roofs in England - Medieval
20.12.13 Lynch, Tim: Zeppelins over our house - Modern
17.01.14 Mindykowski, Adam: Uncovering a hidden landscape. A LiDAR survey in the Wyre Forest - Scientific aids to archaeology, landscape studies
21.02.14 White, Dr Roger (2): Britannia Prima, Britain's last Roman province - Roman
21.03.14 Wilcock, Dr John (20): Emergency lecture: The great Time Team TV phenomenon - General
25.04.14 Nevell, Dr Mike (2): Digging up Cottonopolis - Industrial

2014/2015

19.09.14 Dean, Stephen (5): Echoes in the landscape: a tour of the Messines battlefield - Modern
17.10.14 Braithwaite, Bruce (14):From a moated manor house to an Australian tragedy - Medieval to modern
21.11.14 Hooke, Della: Early Medieval Staffordshire - Medieval
19.12.14 Sturdy-Colls, Caroline:Forensic approaches to buried remains - Modern techniques
16.01.15 Hodder, Mike (4):Sutton Park: the archaeology of a special landscape - Landscape studies
20.02.15 Gaffney, Vince (4):Beyond the stones: how remote sensing is changing the landscape of Stonehenge - Prehistoric, Landscape studies
20.03.15 Bott, Ian: Lost mansions of the Black Country - Modern

2015/2016

18.09.15 Colls, Kevin: The Isle of Harris Project – the archaeology of an unknown island - Prehistoric
16.10.15 Holgate, Robert: The archaeology of Staffordshire from the air - Modern techniques
20.11.15 Tim Lynch, Tim (2): Living with DORA: WW1 on the Home Front - Modern
18.12.15 Wilcock, Dr John (21): The British Coal Industry, with special reference to North Staffordshire - Industrial
15.01.16 Baker, Nigel (3): Paddling into the past – the archaeological view from the canoe - Modern techniques
19.02.16 Hedge, Rob: Cutting edge technology - Prehistoric stone tool techniques
18.03.16 Wall, Jim: The past beneath your feet: the thousands of years of history buried in the ground around us, and the finds that we make on our searches - Modern techniques
15.04.16 James, Trevor (2): The 25th Anniversary of the construction of the Trent and Mersey Canal - Industrial

2016/2017

16.09.16 Beryl Holt: 'Broctonlager' the Brocton Prisoner of War Camp 1917 - Modern
14.10.16 AGM and David Wilkinson (8): Medieval watermills of Staffordshire - Medieval
18.11.16 Chris Copp: The history of Shugborough from the Bronze Age to the Present - Bronze Age to modern
16.12.16 Dr Emma Tetlow: Life in and out of Time Team - Modern techniques
20.01.17 Stephen Dean (6): The Chase Through Time Project: an update - Bronze Age to modern
24.02.17 Dr Caroline Sturdy-Colls (2): The archaeology of occupied Alderney: Investigating Adolf Island - Modern
24.03.17 Bryn Gethin: The St John's Lichfield burial excavation - Medieval
21.04.17 Simon Huguet: Speaking the unspeakable - a social history of hunting in Staffordshire - Modern

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