Plymouth Archaeology Society

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Plymouth Archaeology Society


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Plymouth Archaeology Society (PAS) consists mainly of amateur members with an enthusiastic interest in a wide range of archaeological disciplines. We wish to share our enthusiasm for archaeology in general and provide better knowledge and support for the abundant local sites in our area.

Visitors are invited to attend any of our regular meetings (coach trips require pre-booking) and we hope you will be tempted to become a full member. PAS is open to all to apply for membership (membership information).

P.A.S. organise monthly winter lectures by invited guest speakers (winter programme). The summer programme consists of visits to local sites of interest. These are usually guided by experts with local knowledge of the site concerned (summer programme). The summer programme is augmented by coach trips to sites a little further afield. These are usually day trips but can occasionally involve a weekend away.

We also organise workshops to benefit those with a practical interest in archaeology. In the past these have included - surveying for archaeologists, geophysics and pollen analysis (archaeology workshops).

Any damage or threats to archaeological sites should be reported urgently to either The City Archaeologist based in the Planning Dept (01752 305433) or the City Museum (01752 304774). Archaeological finds should be reported to the City Museum.



2nd December 2019

‘Breton Woodworkers in Tudor Devon’

John Allan

(Joint meeting with the Devonshire Association (Plymouth Branch).

Meeting open to all and no charge.)

Devon & Cornwall had large immigrant populations at the end of the Middle Ages, among whom were skilled Breton craftsmen including woodcarvers. Some of the most beautiful works surviving in our churches can be attributed to these woodworkers, as well as those in town and country houses. John Allan is the Exeter Cathedral Archaeologist and Archaeological Adviser to Glastonbury Abbey. He is also the current President of the Devonshire Association and was formerly Curator of Antiquities of Exeter City Museums.

Our lectures are held at 7:00 pm in the Devonport Lecture Theatre of the Portland Square Building, University of Plymouth. PAS members, University staff & students, with valid ID, and all school students are admitted free. All others are welcome but asked to contribute £4 towards our expenses.