Future Meetings

We organise two annual Day Schools each year plus our AGM, usually held in July.

Dates for your diary:

News from the Past 2015 Saturday 28 February 2015 in the Church Room at the Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX.

Annual General Meeting 2015
The 2015 CBA WM AGM will be held on Saturday 4 July 2015 at Sandwell Valley Country Park.

News from the Past 2015

Photograph taken at Thiepval Memorial on 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, 2006, © Copyright Kirsty Nichol

Crosses at the Thiepval Memorial on the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2006. Photograph by Kirsty Nichol

News from the Past: the latest Archaeological Discoveries in the West Midlands

Saturday 28 February 2015, 10.00am - 5.00pm
The Church Room at the Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX

Fee: £20, CBA WM members may deduct £5. (Refreshments will be available but please bring your own lunch.)

This annual event, organised by the Council for British Archaeology West Midlands, includes several illustrated presentations about sites and objects from rural and urban parts of the region, ranging in date from prehistoric to modern times, including WW I.


10.00-10.10 Welcome and introduction by Sheena Payne-Lunn, Chair CBA West Midlands & Dr John Hunt, Vice-Chair CBA West Midlands
10.10-10.40 The Archaeology of Prehistoric Birmingham — Dr Mike Hodder, former City of Birmingham Planning Archaeologist
10.40-11.00 Selly Manor, Birmingham; the manor house that never was — George Demidowicz
11.00-11.30 Historic building recording work in the Midlands — Mike Napthan, Mike Napthan Archaeology
11.30-12.00 Break — coffee, tea and biscuits
12.00-12.30 The BAIT Project, Archaeological investigations at Broadwell — Kevin Watson, Coventry and District Archaeological Society
12.30-1.00 Recent Work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme — Teresa Gilmore, West Midlands PAS Finds Liaison Officer
1.00-2.00 Lunch break
2.00-2.20 The Staffordshire NMP Project: the results so far … — Samantha Bax, English Heritage
2.20-2.40 Recent Discoveries in Wolverhampton and Walsall — Mike Shaw, former Black Country Archaeologist
2.40-3.00 World War One Home Front Legacy Project — Chris Kolonko, CBA York
3.00-3.30 Break — tea, coffee and biscuits
3.30-4.00 A View from a Hill? Using basic aerial lidar to find new sites and better understand old ones — Bryn Gethin, Archaeology Warwickshire
4.00-4.30 The Archaeology of World War One Training Grounds — Martin Brown, No Man's Land
4.30 Close

A programme leaflet and booking form is available for download as a 288 KB PDF file

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Annual General Meeting 2015

Sandwell Park Farm © Copyright Mike Hodder

Sandwell Park Farm. Photograph by Mike Hodder

The 2015 CBA WM AGM will be held on Saturday 4 July 2015 at Sandwell Park Farm, Sandwell Valley, West Bromwich B71 4BG.

The meeting will start at Sandwell Park Farm, a restored 19th century "model" farm. It was the home farm of Sandwell Hall which was built on the site of Sandwell Priory and demolished in 1928. After the AGM business, Mike Hodder will give a short introductory talk on the excavation of Sandwell Priory (1982-88) and other archaeological remains in Sandwell Valley, and Jo Miskin of Sandwell Council and Neil Rimmington of English Heritage will talk about current and future work on the site. During lunch there will be an opportunity to visit the Farm buildings which include a small museum displaying finds from the Priory excavations. After lunch Mike, Jo and Neil will lead a walk to the Priory remains (about half a mile from the Farm) and other features of the historic landscape.

Excavated remains of Sandwell Priory © Copyright Mike Hodder

Excavated remains of Sandwell Priory. Photograph by Mike Hodder

More information about Sandwell Park Farm is available at

Past Meetings

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