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
The Museum of Docklands has a fascinating (free) exhibition of skeletons and burial artefacts - for
further details of this, and the upcoming activities of local societies and national organisations, check our
'What's On' page.
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, or provided support during, our 2018 season of Archaeology
acitivities at Copped Hall (Spring Dig for members, Archaeology Experience Weekends and Field Schools)
- as a result of the enthusiasm and commitment shown by everyone that came along we have continued to
find even more complexity in what was thought to be a simple Tudor staircase, and we have
revealed more details of the comple brick structures in the garden area to the West of the house.
This season of digging is now completed, but we hope to run more sessions next year - please check
here for further details, which will be published once the dates and plans have been finalised.
In the mean time, if you wish to see more details of the courses that we ran this year, please check the
Experience Weekends and the
Field Schools pages.
The final Taster Weekend of 2017 provided an introduction to Geophysics techniques - a report on
the Geophysics techniques and results
is available to view.
Our 2018 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' and 'Lost and Found: the Rediscovery of Roman London'.
Our next meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 12th November, when John Clark, Curator Emeritus at
the Museum of London will give a presentation "London Stone: from History to Myth".
In Autumn 2018, the famous London Stone returns from the Museum of London to its
home in Cannon Street. This talk considers what is known of its history, and how a mythology has
arisen identifying it as – variously – a Roman milestone, a relic of a Roman Governor’s palace, a
druid altar, the ‘Stone of Brutus’, the City’s fetish stone, a mark-stone on a ley line, or an
essential element in London’s sacred geometry, portending disaster if it is disturbed.
The following meeting will be our Christmas meeting at 7:45 p.m. on Monday 3rd December.
This will include book sales, seasonal refreshments and a round-up of some of our members activities.
Details of the 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 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
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