Yate & District Archaeology Group (YADAG)

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Yate & District Archaeology Group or YADAG is a new archaeological group for the Yate area based at Yate & District Heritage Centre. We are already going from strength to strength with around 50 members.

YADAG's Archaeological Work

The basic role of YADAG is to record the archaeological heritage of the Yate area in its many forms.

Our part of South Gloucestershire is blessed with a myriad of unrecorded and sometimes threatened historic sites ranging from Roman bath houses to coal mining remains.

In conjunction with the South Gloucestershire Council archaeologist, as part of YADAG budding archaeologists will have access to state of the art equipment and receive expert training from trained personnel.

Forthcoming Events

  • Footprint of Bath Abbey Wed. 15 Jan, 2020 7:30 pm Yate & District Archaeology Group Cai Mason explores the footprint of Bath Abbey taking us through the history of the Abbey which was founded in the 7th century, and which may have occupied the site of an earlier pagan temple, through to the present day. £3 entry or free to YaDAG Members. Event held at Yate Heritage Centre
  • Birdlip Prehistoric Graves Wed. 19 Feb, 2020 7:30 pm Yate & District Archaeology Group Malcolm Watson will explore the burial grounds at Birdlip in Gloucestershire where the remains of three female skeletons and grave goods were found, one of which some scholars believe may be the remains of Boudicca, a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe. £3 entry or free to YaDAG members. The event will be held at Yate Heritage Centre
  • Prehistoric sites around Bath and North Somerset Wed. 18 Mar, 2020 (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Yate & District Archaeology Group Luke Scoging gives us an insight in to the prehistoric sites of Bath and surrounding North Somerset. £3 entry or free to members of YaDAG. Event to be held at Yate Heritage Centre

Roles in YADAG

New members of YADAG are invited to take part in the following: -

  • Identifying new sites
  • Field Walking
  • Background research in archives
  • Surveying site
  • Using Geo-Physics to record sites
  • Photography
  • Helping produce exhibitions
  • Publications

Are there meetings?

There is a meeting around once a month at Yate & District Heritage Centre. There is a £2 admission fee to the meeting. The meetings are designed to plan future work, review current archaeological work and dispense news. There will also be lectures at some meetings on a variety of related historic subjects to our work.

Who can join YADAG?

We welcome members from all parts of the community. As soon as you join you will receive information on all the work of YADAG and can also follow activities on this website and on the events calendar on this site.

Contacts

Communications Officer: - Jenni Craft on 01454 314147 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Yate & District Heritage Centre.

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Forthcoming Events

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Learning with Yate Heritage Centre

We work with original local archive material, photographs, maps, census forms and oral history.

We can offer:

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  • Visits to your school
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