Plymouth Archaeology Society

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Plymouth Archaeology Society


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Monday 3rd September at 6:30pm

Mt Batten Peninsula & Artillery Tower

Nigel Overton

Nigel Overton is the Maritime Heritage Officer at the City Museum. He and the other Museum staff are extremely busy working on the new presentations to go in The Box. He has kindly agreed to revisit the Peninsula and take us up onto the Artillery Tower. We may have complications with this arrangement and if successful it might involve a charge. Meet at the propeller on the green grid ref: SX486533. The ferry from the Barbican does not run on Monday evenings but Stagecoach bus No 2 runs from Saltash to Mt Batten.

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.


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

Our walks are not suitable for dogs.