The annual conference was held on Sunday 27th November at Sharpes Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DG.
The programme was as follows:
09:30 Reception and coffee
10:25 Andrew Selkirk: Ideas for a possible future direction by independent archaeologists ‑ Church Archaeology?
10:45 Chris Yates South West Maritime Archaeological Group ‑ History from the Sea (Bronze age boat / ingots etc from Devon).
11:40 Alex York I once was lost ‑ now I’m found. Alex’s story into how he became involved with finding sections of Roman Roads in Cheshire.
12:25 Janet Spavold & Sue Brown Ticknall Archaeological Research Group. The results of their digs and significance of decoration on pottery finds.
14:00 David Hibbitt The struggle to break into commercial geophysics with 2 case studies plus other sites where the TR/CIA resistivity meter has been used to great effect for commercial and research work (twin probe, VES, Wenner and PT).
14:45 Ed Archer Lanark Archaeological Society. Discover Clydesdale ‑ Community archaeology as funded by the Heritage Lottery ‑ a very useful flip to our society,
15:25 Coffee / Tea
15:40 Kevin Barton: Clifden & Connemara Heritage Society on a community project investigating the Marconi Wireless Transmission site (1905 ‑ 1922) at Derrigimlagh and the Alcock &Brown landing site (1919) to the south.
16.15. Rob Randall: Development of the Mk 2 resistivity meter (sponsored by the CIA and Current Archaeology).
16.55. Conference ends but venue available for further informal discussions until late. Tea/coffee will be available.