The Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society was formed in 1989 with the aim of promoting the study, recording and preservation of the industrial archaeology of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The Society is affiliated to the Association for Industrial Archaeology. The main activity of the Society is the regular monthly meeting, with talks by visiting speakers, although additional visits to sites within Warwickshire and beyond are arranged on an occasional basis. The Society has a thriving membership – from dedicated specialists to enthusiastic amateurs – and is always keen to welcome new members. If you would like to come along as a visitor first please do so. There is a small charge to cover refreshments. The WIAS website welcomes contributions & comments. All issues of the WIAS newsletter are available and are added quarterly. Copies of the WIAS original publication, RETORT, have also been added. There is a comprehensive list of WIAS events and other meetings of interest. Looking ahead you will be able to follow WIAS on Facebook and jAlbum via the links at the foot of each page following the complete re-building of the web site using up to date dynamic software in 2015. This is the 4th version since the site was launched in 2003.
On the 12th June 2014 the society celebrated its 25th birthday! Members and friends enjoyed a pleasant evening at The Bridge House Theatre in Warwick which included drinks and nibbles and a celebration cake beautifully made by Jan Coulls to the design of Warwick Gas House, the society logo. The evening included a tribute to the late President, Toby Cave, recollections of the early days, presentation of a cheque to Warwick Records Office and an introduction to the new datebase project. Click here to see a film and photos of some of the proceedings.