Meetings & Events Diary

Monthly meetings take place on the last Tuesday of most months from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Small Hall at Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2DQ.

The church can be found at the western end of Church Road in Hadleigh, opposite the car park for the Iceland store. There is parking available in the car park behind the adjacent Choice store.

There is a meeting fee of £2.50, which includes refreshments. Friends and neighbours are welcome to come with a member, as their guest, to any meeting.

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May 2017

TUESDAY 30th MAY-AGES MEMBERS MEETING

30th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Briefing by Terry Barclay about the June Hadleigh Test Pits ("What We Can Hope to Find" and "How to Dig a Test Pit and Health & Safety Briefing") and 8th June "Launch of "The Roman in Hadleigh" Project".

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June 2017

Wednesday 7th JUNE AGES AHA Hadleigh Test Pits

7th June 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

On front lawns of two Church Road properties - All participants have to be AGES AHA members, but temporary membership is available at £5 to cover the 7th and/or 8th June. Meet at the United Reformed Church at 8.30am. (Compulsory training for any participants not previously briefed in test pit safety in the church from 9am to 10am). Dig to approx 4.30pm.

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Thursday 8th June – AGES AHA Hadleigh Test Pits

8th June 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

On front lawns of two Church Road properties - All participants have to be AGES AHA members, but temporary membership is available at £5 to cover the 7th and/or 8th June. Digging starts at 9am and finishes by 5pm.

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Thursday 8th June – 10am to 12 United Reformed Church Hall

8th June 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Display of the previouis day's finds from Hadleigh test pits and launch of AGES AHA project, "The Romans in Hadleigh" including a small exhibition including the project and geophysics. (Refreshments may be available 10.30am to 12).

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July 2017

Tuesday 25 July: AGES Members Meeting 19:30 –

25th July 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Results and Photos from the June Hadleigh Test Pits with Terry Barclay 19:30 -

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September 2017

FREE MEETING ‘The Romans in Hadleigh’ – The Project Story So Far

26th September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thanks to Lottery funding, this will be a FREE meeting at which Terry Barclay will give a presentation showing the activities so far within the project and the ongoing reseacrh into information to be provided eventually for local schoolchildren and residents. Non members are welcome to this meeting, but space is limited, so please arrive early (from 7pm) if you wish to make sure of a seat.

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January 2018

Identifying Any Roman Finds From the Salvation Army Fieldwalk

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Club members and guests will be gathering, this time for a specially extended session to support our current Romans in Hadleigh Lottery project, in groups around tables to record and photograph items found in different areas of our recent fieldwalk and nearby. Hopefully, learning from our October session and recent identifications by professional archaeologists, we will confirm at least some more possibly Roman tile, before the pottery is all sent off for professional identification and dating by Paul Blinkhorn.

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February 2018

Local History Day at Hadleigh Library

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2PD United Kingdom
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There will be displays and talks throughout the day on local history. The Hadleigh and Thundersley Community Archive Group and Hadleigh Heritage Group will also be present with displays and information on Hadleigh.

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MEETING CANCELLED Robert Hallman’s Photos from Around the Roman Empire

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. NEW DATE 13TH MARCH Photo from the Echo Collection with thanks to the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive An illustrated talk by Robert Hallman

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March 2018

Robert Hallman’s Photos from Around the Roman Empire

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

An illustrated talk by Robert Hallman Photo from the Echo Collection with thanks to the Hadleigh &Thundesley Community Archive

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Historical Craft Demonstration Evening

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

See various craft demonstrations and have a go at things like Roman mosaics and Anglo Saxon nalbinding and tablet weaving.  

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April 2018

End of Project Celebration – The Romans in Hadleigh

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Terry Barclay will be giving talk about The Romans in Hadleigh project.

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May 2018

Thundersley ILAFS Pre-Dig Training and Planning

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50
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June 2018

Exhibition of Thundersley Archaeological Finds

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Peter’s, Church Road
Thundersley, Essex United Kingdom
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Come to the old part of the church and see finds dug up on the Wednesday by AGES at St Peter's Field and at Kingston School and by Southend High School for Boys students at various other pits around Thundersley. You never know what might be found to tell us about the history of the village. Refreshments will be sold to visitors by the church from 10:30 to 2pm. Terry

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Monthly meeting

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50
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July 2018

Aspects of Romans in Hadleigh PLEASE NOTE DATE

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - July 31 @ 7:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Contributors to the Romans in Hadleigh project show the different aspects of Roman life they have researched

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August 2018

ILAFS Reports from Thundersley digs

August 28 @ 7:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Update on our finds from the digs in Thundersley and at St. Peter's.

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September 2018

Members meeting

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Fun and games! Test your knowledge with our mini Roman quiz and join in some historical themed games. With tea and cake of course!

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October 2018

Stephen Pollington talk

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£3.00

Stephen Pollington will be giving a talk on Anglo Saxon Essex.

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November 2018

AGES AHA AGM, Roman food and a look forward to Roman Christmas

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

The club's AGM will take place in as short a time as possible to leave time for Carol to give a talk about "Roman Food & Some Roman Nibbles" so that we can then break for refreshments with some special Roman nibbles. After the break, Terry will give a "Roman Christmas" presentation so we can get in the mood for the coming festivities.   Picture: Saturnalia from Wikipedia, CCL

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