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Welcome to BIAS Home Page


Welcome to the Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society website. BIAS was founded in 1967 to coordinate the research into, conservation of 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, 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 visits are organised in the summer months

Why not join us and get a first-class journal, regular bulletins, and the opportunity to attend meetings and site visits!

Existing members can help too! Introduce a new member to BIAS, and you will receive one year’s free membership.

Click here for membership information

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News of members

Events and Conferences

BIAS Events

Conferences and events of interest to BIAS members.


  • Yearly Research Journal
  • BIAS Histories
  • Bulletin  produced every four months. See the front page of the latest edition … for more info, join BIAS!
  • How and why did a Bristol Fighter get sent to Peru in 1962? … find out in the December 2021 Bulletin!
  • Local Gazetteer. Free to members (cost £3 to post); non-members £10 + £3 post and packing. More detail.