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The Derbyshire Archaeological Society was founded
in 1878 as an archaeological and natural history society to foster and
encourage interest in the past life and natural history of the county.
Though natural history has been taken over by other societies, the Society
has widened its archaeological and historical work in response to new
needs. There are now four sections: the Archaeological Research
Group, the Architectural Section, the Industrial
Archaeological Section, and the Local History Section. All run
fieldwork or visits and lecture programmes in
addition to the activities of the main Society.
The Society has long worked for the conservation of
the more important sites and buildings in Derbyshire, and is one of the
major county bodies consulted by planning authorities on matters
concerning archaeological sites and historic buildings.
|Membership is open to any person or body interested in Derbyshire’s
past life or visual heritage. All are welcome. The annual subscription is
£18.00, and covers one or more members of a household permanently residing
at the same address. Subscriptions are payable 1 January, preferably by
banker’s order, to the Honorary Treasurer, Peter Billson, 150 Blenheim
Drive, Allestree, Derby DE22 2GN. Junior membership is available to those
under the age of 25 in full-time education at a cost of £13.00.
Full details can be obtained from the Membership Secretary, Mr. K. Reedman, 107 Curzon Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 4FH. Email address = "DAS@reedman.org.uk"
General correspondance should be addressed to the Honorary Secretary,
B. Foster, 2 The Watermeadows, Swarkestone, Derby, DE73 7FX. Email address
|The Society publishes an annual Journal covering the history and archaeology of the county
which is normaly published in Summer. A searchable Subject Index of all previous editions is available.
|The Society also publishes Derbyshire Miscellany , the bulletin of the Local
History Section of the Society. Miscellany includes shorter
communications such as notes and queries, as well as a wide range of
articles on the county’s local history. A separate annual subscription
(£6.00 for members and £8.00 for non-members) is charged for Derbyshire
|The Society’s Library, built up over more than a hundred years, is
housed in Derby City Library in The Wardwick, Derby. The book collection
is primarily works on Derbyshire but we also have a long-running and
important collection of archaeological and historical journals from
national, county and local societies. The Library is accessible to members
through a catalogue at the Information Desk in the Central Library.
Members may borrow books and journals for up to three months. General
enquiries, copies of the catalogue and requests for help should be
addressed to Email address = "firstname.lastname@example.org"
The first 29 volumes of our journal have been digitised and are available at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/11450 This is an external site and outside our control. The DAS is not responsible for any errors or omissions.
|The following sites are also of local historical and/or archaeological