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Enfield Archaeological Society have recently published a new book on the archaeology of Roman Enfield - click here to view 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".


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It is with great regret that we have to announce the recent deaths of Frank Clark, one of our Vice-Presidents, and Peter Huggins, who was for many years the major driving force behind the Waltham Abbey Historical Society. Click for a short history of Frank's substantial contributions to the running and development of WEAG; further details about Peter's life, and access to many of his publications, can be found on the Waltham Abbey society's website. Frank and Peter will be sadly missed by their many friends and colleagues in both societies.


Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2017 Spring Dig, Taster Weekends and Field Schools - as a result of the enthusiasm and commitment shown by everyone that came along, we have continued to uncover a complex range of foundations and structures that were, in the main, totally unexpected.
The Taster Weekends included work in that area and also furthered the investigation of the Tudor garden staircase. The final Tester Weekend provided an introduction to Geophysics techniques.

We intend to run Taster Weekends and Fields Schools again in 2018 - details will be published here as soon as the dates have been settled.


Our 2016-17 season of meetings included talks on The Must Farm Archaeological Project, The Lea Valley Before The Romans, The Great Fire of London and The Fenwick Treasure, and our 2017-18 season opened with 'In the land of Gods and Monsters: Shrines and Sacrifice in Iron Age Gaul and Britain' by Jon Cotton.

Our next meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 9th October, when Sam Pfizenmaier will present 'St Giles: Medieval Hospital, Tudor Mansion and Early 18th century Rookery'.



The following meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 13th November.

Details of the upcoming talks in our 2017-2018 season will be added to the 'Events' page as they are finalised.

Unless a different time is specified above, talks will be held at 7:45p.m. on the second Monday of the month, normally 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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