The Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society, WIAS, 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. You can now 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.
New members are always very welcome. Come along as a visitor, join straight away at any of our monthly meetings or contact the membership secretary. Everyone is welcome to attend the first meeting of the new 2015/2016 season which commences on Thursday September 10th and will include the AGM, (with a report on the 2015 AIA Conference in Sussex), followed by a talk by WIAS Chairman Martin Green entitled: ‘Company housing and company towns: Warwickshire and beyond’.
Meetings of the Society are held on the second Thursday of each month, (September to June), in the Pyne Room, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, starting at 7.30pm. There is also a sales table with a variety of IA books and refreshments are available during the interval. We look forward to seeing you soon!