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The next lecture – Hadrian’s Wall

The next lecture meeting will be a Zoom meeting on
Monday 9th May 2022 at 7:15pm for 7:30pm start
The topic is Recent Discoveries on Hadrian’s Wall
by Tony Wilmot, Inspector Historic England

This is the annual Rudge Lecture. A public lecture which is free and open to all.

The Zoom details are:
or Meeting ID: 32 7252 6654 and Passcode 536494

Membership Renewal 1st January 2022

Membership is due for renewal on the 1st January 2022.
If you pay by standing order remember to adjust it to the new rate.

Publication of a book on Old Copped Hall

WEAG, on behalf of the Copped Hall Trust Archaeological Project, in collaboration with the Copped Hall Trust have published a book by Norah Carlin about the Old Copped Hall.

Norah has revisited the original documents in her research to reach the real story. Her ability to read medieval Latin came in very handy for this research. Norah is a retired history lecturer and a member of WEAG. The book covers the people who lived at the Old Copped Hall and their lives from 1258 until its demolition in the 1750s. Old Copped Hall was replaced by the nearby Georgian Mansion which is currently being restored.

Old Copped Hall was owned and/or lived in by some interesting people, including King Henry VIII and his daughters Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I. The book is about 160 pages with about 60 illustrations.

The paperback book is available at an ‘early bird’ price of £17.99.

WEAG back at Copped Hall

Following an break caused by the Covid-19 virus, WEAG has returned to Copped Hall with a short dig covering the 29th and 30th August 2021. Work was carried out in a couple of locations at Copped Hall.

A report on this activity is given in the September issue of the WEAG Newsletter. Click here to read it. (This opens in a new tab)

Past Activities

A summary and photographs of the activities can be found in the Copped Hall Archaeology 2018 Report.

The Experience Weekend of 2017 provided an introduction to Geophysics techniques – a report on the Geophysics techniques and results is available to view.

A report on the Experience Weekends and Field Schools in 2018 is available to view.

Archaeology Experience Weekend – gift to friend

Are you looking for a different sort of gift for a friend or relative? Then why not treat them to an Archaeology Experience Weekend in July for only £60. Vouchers are now available. To purchase them please contact our Treasurer.