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Our President, Harvey Sheldon, has recently published an update on the excavations at the Roman pottery manufacturing site in Highgate Wood. It is available from Archaeopress in paperback or eBook through - see the flyer for further details.

Enfield Archaeological Society have 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.

Nene Valley Ware Pot from a Roman Well, excavated by WEAG at Little London, Chigwell

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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, or provided support during, our 2019 season of Archaeology acitivities at Copped Hall (Spring Dig for members, Archaeology Experience Weekends and Field School) - as a result of the enthusiasm and commitment shown by everyone that came along we have continued to work to expose the complex area of paths in front of the supposedly 'simple' Tudor staircase, and we have revealed more details of the comple brick structures in the garden area to the West of the house.

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

In 2017 we allocated one of the Experience Weekends to provide an introduction to Geophysics techniques - a report on the Geophysics techniques and results is available to view.

We are currently working on the dates for the 2020 season of work at Copped Hall - once these have been set then details will be available here. For background information on our public digs please check the Archaeology Experience Weekends page and the Field Schools page.

Our 2018-19 season of meetings has featured 'Shrines and Sacrifice in Iron Age Gaul and Britain', 'Diocletian's Palace', 'Excavating Shakespeare’s Shoreditch', 'The CITiZAN Community Coastal Archaeology Project 2015 - 2018', 'The Rediscovery of Roman London', 'Hill Hall', 'London Stone: from History to Myth', 'Septimius Severus' and 'Medieval Fortified Manor Houses'.

*** Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the meeting scheduled for tonight (14th October) has had to be cancelled. We hope that this does not cause our members and visitors any inconvenience. ***

The next meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 11th Novmber, followed by our Christmas meeting on 2nd December.

Details of recent and upcoming talks can be found on the 'Events' page.

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 room in which we meet has step-free access; the school is easily reached 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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