Welcome to BIAS Home Page


Welcome to the Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society website. BIAS was founded in 1967 to coordinate the research, conservation and preservation of the remains of the industrial and commercial activity in the Bath and Bristol area. This site contains information about the society, details of its events and information about all that we care about in the area.

Since 1968 it has produced an annual journal of research by its members and a bulletin three times each year. The society produces booklets, trail leaflets and back copies of its annual journal are available on application.

We were 50 years old in 2017 and are still going strong.

BIAS encourages research into recording of industrial sites and is consulted on planning issues concerning industrial remains and is represented on local council consultation bodies. The society holds fortnightly meetings in the Bath and Bristol area in the winter months, and excursions are organised in the summer months.

Why not join and get a first-class journal, bulletins, attend loads of lectures and walks! And help us too!

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News of members

Events and Conferences

BIAS Events
Our meeting programme begins on 16th September at the Royal British Legion, Keynsham.

Conferences and events of interest to BIAS members. AIA 2021 by Zoom now booking. IEEC 2021 also now booking.



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