History and Aims of the Society

EHAS was established following a meeting on 17 October 1898 at which antiquarians Robert Thornton Andrews and JL Glasscock proposed forming a society that would be concerned with “matters in relation to primaeval history, the occupation and history of the Romans in East Herts, the architecture of not only churches but of other buildings, monumental brasses, genealogy, the fonts in churches, field names, folklore and other matters.”

With this broad aim, the society’s first meeting took place on 23 February 1899, and the EHAS Transactions began publication in the following year. The objects of the society were three-fold: “to foster interest in the history and antiquities of the county by visits, lectures and the collection of relevant publications, to promote and assist in archaeological excavations and to oppose and prevent injuries with which ancient buildings and monuments may be threatened.”

Over the years, the society has been fortunate to have included a number of talented archaeologists and historians amongst its membership, including Gordon Moodey, Adrian Gibson and Clive Partridge.

As well as providing information on their work, EHAS offers members access to the society’s research collections held at Ware Museum, along with links to current archaeological excavations in East Herts where volunteers are welcome. EHAS also runs a regular lecture series with experts presenting illustrated talks on local and international archaeology, and on local buildings and other historical topics, plus excursions led by experts in their field

New members are always welcome. To join see the Membership page or email us on info@EHASoc.org.uk
EHAS is a member of the Council For British Archaeology.

Founded: 1898
Registered Charity No. 257254


EHAS Council officers

President: Anne Rowe
Council chair: Brian Taylor
Hon Secretary: Carol Bibby
Hon Librarian: Elisabeth Barratt
Hon Treasurer: Helen Gibson
Excursions Secretary: Helen Gibson
Hon Lecture Sec: Brian Shillum
Newsletter Editor: Ben Crystall
Sue Horner
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