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Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Hinckley Archaeological Society

Discovering Local Heritage and Archaeology

Hinckley, in south-west Leicestershire, is in an area surrounded by a wealth of major archaeological and historical features from Bronze Age barrows to the crossing of two major Roman roads, Watling Street and the Fosse Way. Hinckley Archaeological Society (HAS) finds, records and interprets archaeological evidence in the Hinckley area and is open to all who take an interest in the history and archaeology of south-west Leicestershire.

Field walking is one of the key techniques that the Hinckley Archaeological Society uses to locate sites of local archaeological and historical interest. Hinckley Archaeological Society also liaises with other local archaeological and historical societies.

Members also participate in the following activities :

  • Small scale archaeological digs
  • Metal detecting
  • Landscape and village surveys
  • Educational excursions
  • Displays, talks & exhibitions
  • Helping to teach pupils about archaeology at local schools

New members are always welcome – no experience, knowledge or equipment is required !

Annual membership is £15. 

For further details and how to join the Hinckley Archaeological Society please contact either :

Theresa Withers (01455) 619425

Shirley Hailstone (01455) 636833 or sahailstone@hotmail.com

Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm and are free to enter unless detailed otherwise. There is no need to pre-book. Doors open at 7pm and teas/coffee and biscuits (50p) served until 7.30pm. The venue is The United Reformed Church (room to the rear of the church), The Borough, Hinckley LE10 1NL.

HAS Newsletter No. 118 – January & February 2020

Hinckley Archaeological Society (HAS) forthcoming events


Mon 3rd Feb: HAS Finds Identification Session, 7.30pm

Please bring along all your “washed” field walking finds. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments. Venue: The United Reformed Church, in the room at the rear of the Church accessed by the path to the right-hand side of the Church.


Mon 2nd Mar: HAS meeting, details soon


Mon 6th Apr: HAS AGM 2020