From its foundation the Club has been active in the field of archaeology, and has supported a number of excavations with funds, manpower and publication of results. The Archaeological Research Section was started in 1966 to give members opportunities for hands-on excavation, usually under the guidance of professional archaeologists. More recently the focus in the county has switched to developer-funded and localised community-led excavation, supported by the much-reduced county archaeological service. Club members participate in these on an individual basis.
The Club has a fund – the Geoffrey Walter Smith fund – which makes grants towards publications and projects of Herefordshire interest, including archaeology. Click here for details of recently supported publications and projects and here for details of conditions and how to apply for funding.
A new Woolhope Club website is being developed. In the interim, the Archaeology pages have been improved, with more online data. Not all links are live.