Enfield Archaeological Society have recently published a new book on the archaeology of Roman Enfield -
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Photographs of some of the activities in our digging at Copped Hall can be seen on the
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Nene Valley Ware Pot from a Roman Well, excavated by
WEAG at Little London, Chigwell
Welcome to the web site of the
WEAG's aim is "to promote the advancement of knowledge
and education by a study of archaeology, history and kindred
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 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
During the 2017 Spring Dig our members continued to investigate these structures; students
on the first 2 Taster Weekends have pushed on with that work and also furthered the investigation of the
Tudor garden staircase. The final Tester Weekend will provide an introduction to Geophysics techniques.
Places are still available on our 2017 Fields Schools; further details, dates
and booking forms can be found on the Copped Hall Archaeology Project
This season our meetings have included fascinating talks on The Must
Farm Archaeological Project, The Lea Valley Before The Romans, The Great Fire of London,
Harold II (the Last Anglo Saxon King of England), The Fenwick Treasure, the Defences of Milford Haven
and the Boleyn Tower excavations at the former West Ham Football Ground.
The season closed with a
fascinating presentation on Arts Council England funded projects that have been run over the past few
years at the LAARC to improve the archive and engage people with archaeology across London and beyond.
Our 2017-2018 season will open with a meeting at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 11th September, when Jon Cotton
will present 'In the land of Gods and Monsters: Shrines and Sacrifice in Iron Age Gaul and Britain'.
The following meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 9th October, when Sam Pfizenmaier will talk about
'St Giles: Medieval Hospital, Tudor Mansion and Early 18th century Rookery'.
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, 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.
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details of our programme of talks.
Non members are welcome to attend the
talks - voluntary contributions are
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