Hampshire Archaeological Dowsers

HADS 2020 Programme        Subject to change so check before the date


Our latest brochure has details of all the evening meetings and much more.


Note: many of the working parties and dowsing sessions are subject to the weather and liable to change at short notice. We attempt to keep this page as up-to-date as possible, and also contact members if the plan changes.


All live talks will take place at Shawford Parish Hall, at 7:30pm unless otherwise stated.  HADs Members - £3  Non Members - £5  Payable at the door on the night. Light refreshments available.






















July 25th    2pm


Mayflower Park, Southampton

Walking tour of Lower Town including dowsing Old Priory


Postponed due to dodgy weather forecast



August 25th     3pm


Hook Evaluation Trench visit


October 28th   7:30pm

Shawford Parish Hall



Live Talk: Andrew Negus  -  “Portsmouth Harlots, Dung and Glory  -  1860-1930  -  Into the Modern Age”


November 25th  7:30pm

via Zoom



Zoom talk: Chris Sellen  -  “Exploring Aspects of Aerial Archaeology”


December 16th    7:30pm

Shawford Parish Hall



HADs Christmas Social - Live Event





January 27th    7:30pm

via Zoom



Zoom talk: Andy Manning, Wessex Archaeology  -  “The Durrington Anomalies  -  Hiding in Plain Site”


February 24th   7:30pm

via Zoom


Zoom AGM and talk 


March 31st    7:30pm

Shawford Parish Hall



Live Talk: Kay Ainsworth  -  “Life & Times of Alfred the Great”