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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".


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.

A report on the the Geophysics weekend is now available to view.

We intend to run Taster Weekends and Fields Schools again in July and August 2018 respectively - 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 2016-17 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 has featured Shrines and Sacrifice in Iron Age Gaul and Britain, and Diocletian's Palace.

Thank you to everyone who came along and contributed to our Christmas Meeting on 4th December, when we had presentations on the Geophysics Weekend at Copped Hall by John Avis, on Quintus Lollius Urbicua by Ellestre Fisher and on the Sisters Long Barrow in the Cotswolds / Severn Group by Colin Mann. A special thanks is also due to John and Eileen Avis for their work in providing the superb refreshments again this year.

We would like to extend our warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all of our members and their families and friends.

Our next meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 8th January, when Heather Knight, Senior Archaeologist at MOLA will present "Excavating Shakespeare’s Shoreditch - The Archaeology of London’s First Theatreland".

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 Conference Room at the north end (entry via the door next to the car park furthest from the entry gate) of Woodford County High School, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 9LA.

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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