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Two additional dates in August have been added to the programme of Taster Weekends - please check the 'Taster Weekends' page for further details.

Please see the 'Events' page for details of our programme of talks.

Photographs of some of the activities in our digging at Copped Hall can be seen on the 'Gallery' page.

Check the 'What's On' page for information on upcoming events and activities of local societies and national organisations.

Nene Valley Ware Pot from a Roman Well, excavated by WEAG at Little London, Chigwell

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Welcome to the web site of the
West Essex Archaeological Group

WEAG's aim is "to promote the advancement of knowledge and education by a study of archaeology, history and kindred subjects".


Please note: if you have not sent in your membership fee for 2016 yet could you please forward it urgently, with a completed copy of the membership / renewal form, to the membership secretary (contact details can be found on the Membership page).

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2016 Spring Dig, Taster Weekends and Field Schools - as a result of the enthusiasm and commitment shown by everyone that came along, we have uncovered a complex range of foundations and structures that were, in the main, totally unexpected.

Planning for our 2017 digs has now started - details and planned dates can be found on the Research & Excavations page, and when the dates are confirmed then application forms will be available there too.

Our 2016 - 2017 season of lectures kicked off this month with a fascinating presentation on The Must Farm Archaeological Project, given by Mark Knight of the Colchester Archaeological Project.

Our next meeting at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 10th October 2016, when Ian Heritage will give a presentation on The Lea Valley Before The Romans.

The subsequent meeting, on Monday 14th November 2016, will feature The Great Fire of London, by Gustav Milne, MOLA.
Details of other talks can be found on our 'Events' page.

Unless a different time is specified above, talks will be held at 7:45p.m. on the second Monday of the month, in the Sixth Form block at the rear of Woodford County High School, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 9LA.
Note: please take care on the path and steps leading to the Sixth Form block.

The school is easily accessible by public transport: stops on bus routes 20, 179, 275, 657, 675, 679 and W13 are located nearby; the Central Line stations at Woodford and South Woodford are within 2 kilometres and both have taxi services available. A map and details of how to get to the school can be found here.

Click here for further details of our programme of talks.

Non members are welcome to attend the talks - voluntary contributions are appreciated.

WEAG is a local community archaeological society, affiliated to
the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS)
and The Council for British Archaeology (CBA).

For details of membership go to 'About Us' or click here

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