Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society
Are you interested in Mills, Canals, Steam Engines, iron works, mines, transport, social history etc.?
Why not explore our fascinating industrial past by joining the Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society |
This can be seen as threefold
1. We act as a forum in which people can indulge and develop their interests (whether specialist or catholic) in this very wide subject.
2. We assist where appropriate in the preservation of buildings, artifacts, and documents relating to Industrial Archaeology.
3. We aim to encourage public interest in Industrial Archaeology.
There is a programme of talks, occasional visits, and occasional fieldwork. Several members undertake their own projects and our journal is a vehicle for the publication of some of research.
Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society has good contacts with other societies of similar interests nationwide and is affiliated to the Association of Industrial Archaeology. Also we are in touch with local County and District Councils and often give our opinions on sites which may be threatened by demolition or redevelopment.
Restoration and Fieldwork.
Measured and /or photographic surveys are undertaken from time to time, of interesting or threatened sites.
Illustrated talks by local and national speakers take place between October and April at Tixall Village Hall, Tixall nr Stafford
We aim to offer the widest range topics to increase our interest and enjoyment of the Industrial past.
During the year the society has a joint coach with the Midland Mills Group to mills not normally open to the public.
To belong to Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society you do not need to have a serious academic interest in Industrial Archaeology, nor do you need to reside in Staffordshire.
As a member you will receive a newsletter, a copy of the occasional journal, details of the Midland Mills visit and lectures.
For further details contact Jim Andrews Tel (01785) 246101