Originally formed in 2003 as “AGES AAA”, the Association rebranded itself in November 2008 as “AGES AHA” with the AHA standing for Archaeological & Historical Association. This was done partly to better reflect the importance of historical research as an integral part of most archaeological studies and partly because history is a subject that we all enjoy studying.

Until this year with the introduction of a course at SEEVIC, there has been no establishment in recent times in SE Essex for teaching practical archaeological experience, as the local colleges did not have the facilities, or allocated funding, for this type of teaching. It has been AGES AHA’s intention to bridge this void and become a focal point for the local population and a source that they can turn to for reference, and wherever possible, teaching.

We see ourselves as a gateway of archaeological and historical knowledge for the people of SE Essex and currently have around thirty members from Shoeburyness in the east to Basildon in the west.


Secretary: Terry Barclay (e-mail: info@ages-aha.co.uk)