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
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
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
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
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
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) and The Fenwick Treasure.
Thanks to everyone who helped out at our Christmas meeting, and to Odette, Guy, Allestre and Ian for
providing such an interesting and varied set of talks.
Thanks to Tony O'Connor of the Epping Forest District Museum for stepping in at short notice this month
with a talk on Waltham Abbey and 'Harold II - the Last Anglo-Saxon King of England'.
Our next meeting will be our 2017 A.G.M. at 7:30 p.m. on Monday 13th March 2017, which will be
followed by the Presidential Address, 'Why Enclose Londinium?', by Harvey Sheldon of Birkbeck College.
Harvey will examine Roman London in the sense of why it had been founded, and what its status and
functions might have been in the context of the province and in wider imperial affairs. This will
be related to the building of the walls, and the likely date, or dates, of construction.
The following meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 13th March, when Guy Taylor will give a presentation
on the Milton Haven Defences.
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.
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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