Enfield Archaeological Society have recently 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
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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
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 2017 Spring Dig, Taster Weekends and
Field Schools - as a result of the enthusiasm and commitment shown by everyone that came along,
we have continued to uncover a complex range of foundations and structures that were, in the main, totally
The Taster Weekends included work in that area and also furthered the investigation of the
Tudor garden staircase. The final Tester Weekend provided an introduction to Geophysics techniques.
A report on the the Geophysics weekend is now available to view.
Thanks to our members who took part in the 2018 Spring Dig last month. There will be Archaeology Experience Weekends and Fields Schools
in July and August respectively - details, dates and booking forms can be found on the
Research & Excavations page.
Our 2016-17 season of meetings included talks on The Must Farm Archaeological Project, The Lea Valley
Before The Romans, The Great Fire of London and The Fenwick Treasure, and our 2017-18 season has featured
Shrines and Sacrifice in Iron Age Gaul and Britain, Diocletian's Palace and Excavating Shakespeare’s Shoreditch
and The CITiZAN Community Coastal Archaeology Project 2015 - 2018.
Our next meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 11th June, when John Clark
will give a presentation on "Lost and Found: the Rediscovery of Roman London".
John Clark, a former President of LAMAS, was for many years curator of the medieval collections
of the Museum of London, and since his retirement has been Curator Emeritus. He has a particular interest in the
relationship between London history and the legends and myths that have grown up about the city.
In 1136 a book appeared that was to change history - Geoffrey of Monmouth's "History of the Kings of Britain"
detailed a fraudulent 'British History' that was accepted as genuine for 400 and more years. London
was 'New Troy', older than Rome and ruled by independent British kings like Lud, who built the city's
walls. Only in the 16th century did London historians begin to question this story.
There are no meetings in July or August.
The following meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 10th September,
when Maria Medlycott, Historic Environment Consultant at Essex County Council, will present "Recent archaeological work in Harlow and Epping".
Details of the upcoming talks in our 2018 season can be found on the
Unless a different time is specified above, talks will be held at 7:45p.m. on the
second Monday of the month, normally in the Conference Room at the north end (entry via the door
next to the car park furthest from the entry gate) of Woodford County High
School, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 9LA.
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
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