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.


 SATURDAY 29th JUNE 2019

Saturday 29th June at 10:15 am. at the Cawsand ferry on the Barbican

or 11.00 am at ‘The Bound’ above the beach, near the toilets in Cawsand.

Gaetan Poiret

 CAWSAND and KINGSAND: an interactive walk and talk. Leader: Gaetan Poiret. Those on the ferry will experience what it was like to land on Cawsand beach in the past as the village has kept its authenticity. We will walk through the village and learn about its origins and construction, how people adapted to the landscape and built this authentic Cornish fishing village. At the border of the counties we will stop for lunch. Orders for a pub lunch will have to be taken well in advance but some may prefer to buy pasties or bring a picnic Then during the afternoon walk we will learn about the history of Kingsand, the smuggling tales and some colourful characters from the past. We will visit the local art gallery if there is time and hopefully enjoy a talk from the owner. There may even be time for a drink before the ferry departs at 16.30. If you are taking the 10.30 am ferry (meet at 10.15) to Cawsand please let Anne know by 10th June at the latest but the sooner the better (01752 662441 or The ferry is £5  adult single, £2.50  child single, bicycles £2.50. Cash only on board. Likewise if you want a pub lunch then please let Anne know by the same date or sooner to ensure that everyone can be catered for.


Archaeology Field Trips

Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month and start sharp at 7pm unless otherwise indicated. They are open to non-members but a £4 donation is requested to cover our expenses. Appropriate footwear & clothing must be worn.

Our walks are not suitable for dogs.