Sadly Corona virus restrictions continue and there is no prospect of a public meeting at present.
More about Dr David A. Kennedy’s talk on the Turin Shroud that was scheduled for 9 April 2020 can be found on his website www.kingstonhistoryresearch.co.uk - see “The Turin Shroud and St Raphael’s Church”.
KUTAS is a friendly Society for anyone with an interest in archaeology and history.
We organise regular meetings with interesting talks, social events, and visits to places of interest.
Members have been involved in practical archaeology, with finds processing and occasional workshops.
Formed in 1969 the Society has a wealth of knowledge and experience, with involvement in archaeological digs and research throughout the Royal Borough.
In 2019 KUTAS held its very successful 50th Anniversary Conference. The proceedings may be found on this website -see "Publications".
While KUTAS has been unable to meet because of the Coronavirus restrictions, some members have been busy making computerised versions of our Occasional Papers, which were first published in the 1970s. We are now
able to put the first of these on our website – see publications. The article, “Excavations at Old Bridge Wharf, Kingston”, was written by Steve Nelson, a long standing member of the KUTAS Committee, who sadly passed away
The third Occasional Paper, "The Manor of Coombe Nevill" is now on the website. A report, “Archaeology and Development in Kingston upon Thames”, first published in 1973, is also on the website and work on the second Occasional Paper continues.
KUTAS was set up in 1969 by a group of volunteers who enjoyed and wanted to take an active part in archaeology.
It has plenty of friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic members happy to hear about, talk about, visit, and be involved in archaeology.
Talks are held in the Main Hall
Surbiton Library, Ewell Road
7:30 for an 8pm start
2nd Thursday of the month
(see programme for confirmed details)
KUTAS has been involved in many archaeological investigations, including excavations in central Kingston.
KUTAS has also run surveys and digs at Tolworth Court Farm, and recently a geo-archaeological investigation beside the Hogsmill River.