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Enfield Archaeological Society have just 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".


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.

Dates for our 2017 Spring Dig, Taster Weekends and Fields Schools have been set; the Taster Weekends will include 2 archaeology weekends and 1 geophysics weekend. Further details, dates and booking forms can be found on the Copped Hall Archaeology Project page.

Our 2016 - 2017 season of lectures has so far 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 and the Defences of Milford Haven.

Our next meeting will be the public Rudge Lecture on Monday 8th May at 7:45 the WCHS Assembly Hall, when Neil Hawkins of PCA will present 'The Boleyn Tower: Excavations at the Former West Ham Football Ground'. Everyone is welcome at this event - entry is free and refreshments will be provided

Neil will also be giving the the annual lecture at the London Archaeologist AGM on Thursday 11th May - "Expect the Unexpected - Fenchurch Street from the First Century to the First World War" - click here to view further details.

The following meeting (the final one of our 2016 - 2017 season) will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 12th June.

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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