Excavating at the site of the discovery of the temple treasure of the goddess Senuna in 2006

Excavating at the site of the discovery of the temple treasure of the goddess Senuna in 2006

This is the homepage of the North Hertfordshire Archaeological Society. Here you will find details of our lecture programme, our excursions and fieldwork opportunities.

North Hertfordshire Archaeological Society was established in 1960 and has undertaken a wide range of research into the archaeology and heritage of the district since then. It has a regular lecture programme, occasional visits and guided walks, and is involved in local fieldwork, including survey and excavation.

Today, most archaeological fieldwork is carried out by professional organisations as part of the local authority planning system, but the Society still thrives. It provides lectures, visits and social events as well as published information and has a healthy membership still drawn from people in the North Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire districts with a keen interest in the past.

Members are able to keep in touch with discoveries and developments in archaeology and many lectures and courses are provided to help with a greater understanding of our special local landscape.

Latest news

  • Newsletter: April 2023
    We have not been together since February 2020. Heavens. Times, however, will be a-’changing! Thank you to everyone who responded to the Committee’s letter about the future of the Society. You all seem reasonably happy with what we thought we could offer, for a while longer anyway. The result is below…. Thursday 4 May 2023: 12.30pm Lunchtime get ...
  • COVID-19
    We are afraid that we have postponed the lecture scheduled for Tuesday 17 March as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. We will let you know when a new date has been arranged.
  • News and Events, February 2020
    Happy New Year! Apologies for the short-notice re the postponement of the January lecture. This was due to Diane and I attending a family funeral. Apologies too to those of you who didn’t receive the emailed notice of postponement. This was due to my email service playing up. The lecture will be given in April instead. All lectures are at the Letchworth ...
  • Newsletter September 2019
    Lecture Programme All will be at Letchworth Free Church hall, Gernon Rd, 8 pm, unless stated otherwise: Tuesday 24th September 2019: ‘Wimpole at the time of the Roman Conquest’, by Paddy Lambert, Project Officer, Oxford Archaeology East. Tuesday 15th October 2019: ‘Latest survey results from Ravensburgh Castle Iron Age Hill-Fort’, by Dr Ian Brown, Research ...
  • Summer Field Trip
    This summer’s trip will be to Flag Fen, a very significant Bronze Age site, and Crowland Abbey, once an important Benedictine monastery; both sites are east of Peterborough. Programme for the day:- 8.00am: Pick up point in St. Mary’s Square, Hitchin 8.20am: Pick up point outside Letchworth Library, Broadway, Letchworth ...