Ages AHA Blog

Feb
9

THUNDERSLEY ILAFS Test Pitting June 2018 – Do You Want Your Garden Dug

Following 5 successful years at Daws Heath and Hadleigh, Access Cambridge University are due to take their Independent Learning Archaeological Field Study on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 20th June 2018 to Thundersley. Although some local people have already put forward their garden for…

Jan
14

The Romans in Hadleigh – A Lottery Funded Project

2017/2018 marks a development of AGES AHA, the acquisition of our first ever geophysics equipment. This would not have been possible without the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. This enabled 18 of our members to train at SEEVIC college in non intrusive…

Dec
1

Hadleigh HEFA Test Pitting June 2017 – Do You Want Your Garden Dug?

Access Cambridge University are due to return to Hadleigh on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th June. Although a number of local people have already put forward their garden for a dig by local school students or our community archaeology club, more hosts are needed…

Dec
1

Hadleigh Test Pits August 2016

AGES AHA dug 3 Hadleigh garden test pits in the London Road (near the New Road junction), Church Road and Meadow Road over the period Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th August. All the finds were sent to Access Cambridge University to process and…

Nov
18

Hadleigh Test Pits May 2016

Access Cambridge University under the direction of new manager, visited Hadleigh for 2 days of digging test pits at 6 sites around Hadleigh. School students from the Southend area dug at 3 pits and AGES AHA at 3 others. Students from the nearby…

Jan
1

Pottery Dating From Hadleigh Test Pitting 2015

In May 2015, under the direction of Dr Carenza Lewis for Access Cambridge Archaeology, 11 test pits were dug around Hadleigh seeking information about the development of the medieval village.

Dec
7

The Essex Mineral Water Co. Hadleigh Essex

Rubbing from whole bottle

In May 2015, AGES AHA unearthed a quantity of broken bottle glass from a test pit in the front garden of the United Reformed Church in Church Road. The glass had a very definite embossed pattern and appeared to include the embossed word, “Hadleigh”.

Oct
21

AGES AHA at the Hadleigh Crown 2015

Thanks to the continued support of Heritage Lottery funding, AGES AHA was able to extend this year’s project to a dig in the garden of the former Crown Inn. This followed an invitation from Castle Point Borough Council to research the site prior to the planned Hadleigh town centre redevelopment.

Jul
8

Community Dig at 2015 Hadleigh Fair at the Rectory

On Saturday, 27th June 2015, AGES Archaeological & Historical Association, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, was able to run what might have been the first ever archaeological “community dig” in Hadleigh.

May
27

Hadleigh Dig 2015

On 13th and 14th May, under the direction of Dr Carenza Lewis for Access Cambridge Archaeology, 11 test pits were dug around Hadleigh seeking information about the development of the medieval village. AGES AHA dug 2 pits and acted as co-ordinators to find 9 local residents happy to have teams of 4 Southend Schools students digging a hole in their gardens over the 2 days. A day of sunshine was followed by a day which finished with heavy unrelenting rain.