2021 Programme

Meetings are on the third Friday of every month January to May and September to November at 7.30pm, and are being offered on Zoom at this time


January 15th – AGM and Member’s Evening being held by Zoom, with guest speakers including UCLan Archaeology students, coordinated by Dr Rick Peterson.

February 19th – Dr Fiona Edmonds, Lancaster University: ‘Furness Abbey & Daughter houses: Irish Sea relations in the 12th Century’

March 19th – Neil Coldrick, Dig Director, Holcombe Moor Heritage group: From Stone to Iron, Medieval Monastic Magic in Holcombe Valley 

All welcome! 

April 16th – Ian Trumble (Curator of Archaeology, Egyptology and World Cultures, Bolton Museum): Ramesses the Great and the North of England

May 21st –  Howard Benge, Public Programmes and Development Manager, City of London Corporation: ‘The Billingsgate Roman House and Baths, City of London’  

Topic: LAS meeting Friday 21st May, Howard Benge: ‘The Billingsgate Roman House and Baths, City of London’
Time: May 21, 2021 07:15 PM London

Thank you for joining us! 

As a not for profit, membership organisation and following suit with other organisations, we have established a PayPal link to enable us to accept donations for Lancashire Archaeological Society to continue in the future. A suggested donation of between £3-£5 per Zoom meeting can be made using the below link: 



Alternatively, donations can be made by cheque payable to Lancashire Archaeology Society or by BACS: details can be found at the bottom of the membership form. 

Current members should not feel compelled to make an additional donation.

Summer 2021: 
We have secured an archaeological and historical Guided outdoor tour of Lytham Hall, Lytham, on Sunday 1st August starting at 10.30am (first tour) and 11.30am (2nd tour, fully booked).  The walk will last 45 minutes approx with questions afterwards.  There will be time afterwards to visit the cafe. An optional indoor tour of the Hall can be booked after this, payable on the day (£6.50 per person) or a pre-booked tour (£5 per person) paid in advance.  Please register your interest by emailing lancsarchsoc@gmail.com and details will be sent by email closer to the time. The outdoor guided parkland tour is £3 per person which will be collected before the event. The event is organised to comply with local restrictions. 
September 17th: Newly announced! 
Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes   School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, Liverpool University
Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art.
Join us for an exciting talk based on her recent publication,  Kindred, Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art in which she reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable. Above all, they were successful survivors for more than 300,000 years, during times of massive climatic upheaval.   
October 15th – Dr Mike Nevell, Industrial Heritage Support Officer for England at Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust: ‘Saving a revolution: Industrial Heritage Support in a Covid climate’
November 19th – Oliver Cook, University of Salford: ‘The Cuerden excavations 2018: finding the Roman road’ 

We are continuing to run our meetings and talks on Zoom during 2021 and at least the early part of 2022 and we are finding this a successful way of holding meetings

Zoom policy & protocol

We have developed our Zoom policy & protocol which can be found here: