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Please see the 'Events' page for details of our programme of lectures.

Photographs of the 2014 digging season at Copped Hall can be seen on the 'Gallery 2014' 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".


Please note: membership fees for 2016 were due on the 1st January - a copy of the membership / renewal form, and contact details for the membership secretary can be found on the Membership page.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 2015 series of Taster Weekends and Field Schools - all of our attendees showed determination and enthusiasm and as a result the excavation work has progressed well: we look forward to welcoming new and returning diggers this year.
The dates for the digs in 2016 have been finalised and can be found on the Research & Excavations page.

Our 2015 - 2016 season of lectures has featured an update on recent progress at Copped Hall, a study of the 'magic' associated with items in the LAARC, ritual protection marks at Knole, King John's Palace near Stepney Green, the history of Portus, the development of community geophysics, the changing waterways of the Lower Lea valley and T E Lawrence in the Wilderness of Zin. The latest meeting was our Rudge lecture, featuring "The Thames at War"

Our next meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 13th June 2016, when our President, Harvey Sheldon, will give a presentation on Highgate Wood.

Harvey is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck - University of London. He has been responsible for the extensive archaeological investigation at Syon House.

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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