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 2016

Hadleigh – Higher Education Field Academy

4th May 2016 - 5th May 2016
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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Hadleigh dig with Cambridge University's Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA) at URC garden again and another location (tbc).

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£6.00

Behind the Scenes in Southend Museum’s Archaeology Store

5th May 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Southend Central Museum, Victoria Avenue
Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6EW United Kingdom
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Southend Museums

Lunchtime Curator's Talk
Behind the Scenes in Southend Museum's Archaeology Store. Join Luisa Hagele, Assistant Curator of Archaeology for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our Archaeology store.Marvel at their massive stores in Prittlewell and get an insight into how and why they collect so much archaeology in the area.

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£2.50

Members Meeting – May

31st May 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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The Sorrell Daws Heath Collection (Terry Barclay).

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June 2016

Hadleigh Ray Walk

27th June 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Two Tree Island Car Park, SS9 2GB + Google Map

Terry is talking a walk along the sea wall towards the old Salvation Army jetty and then on to try to find the lost site of Poynetts Dock to arrive at low tide. If any members wish to join him, please be ready to leave the Two Tree Island car park sharp at 11am to make the best use of the low tide. Terry will be happy to point out any possible archaeological features along the way (sunken boats,  the…

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£2.50

Members Meeting – June

28th June 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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2003 AGES Fieldwalking at Salvation Army Land (Jamie Spracklen).

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July 2016
£2.50

Members Meeting – July

26th July 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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Summer Open Meeting – 2 years of HEFA in Hadleigh ( Terry Barclay) - open to local public, probably by invitation only.

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Free

HOFS SUMMER FESTIVAL EVENT – HISTORY FAIR

31st July 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AGES AHA will have a Victorian Hadleigh themed display and wear Victorian costumes. All members welcome to wear historic costume (Victorian preferred, but not essential). Display of any AGES AHA archaeological finds will be tailored to the Victorian age. There will be other local history stalls and other community activities.

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August 2016
£2.50

Members Meeting – August

30th August 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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Community Archaeology (Jamie Spracklen).

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September 2016
£2.50

Members Meeting – September

27th September 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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TBC - Show & Tell by 2 Members or talk by external speaker.

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October 2016
£2.50

Members Meeting – October

25th October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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TBC - Show & Tell by 2 Members or talk by external speaker.

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November 2016
£2.50

Members Meeting – November

29th November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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AGM followed by "A Tudor Christmas" (Carol Hellyar).

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January 2017
£2.50

Members Meeting January – Life in the Workhouse

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road
Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2DQ United Kingdom
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An illustrated talk by Terry Barclay, looking at the local workhouses in Hadleigh and Thundersley and the Union Workhouses of Billericay and Rochford which followed on from the parishes with their work.

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February 2017

Members Meeting February – Victorian Hadleigh

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

February 28th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30pm £2.50 Hadleigh United Reformed Church, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2DQ An Illustrated talk by Bob Delderfield, with postcards of old Hadleigh and a little of the story behind them.

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March 2017

Members Meeting March – ‘What a Load of Rubbish’ (Victorian and Edwardian)

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

March 28 @ 7:3o pm - 9:30 pm £2.50 Hadleigh United Reformed Church, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2DQ An Illustrated talk by Terry Barclay, looking at the kind of potential "modern" archaeological items that might come to light when digging local test pits and how bottles and other containers developed and can help with accurately dating of finds.

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May 2017

TUESDAY 30th MAY-AGES MEMBERS MEETING

May 30 @ 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

June 7 @ 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

June 8 @ 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

June 8 @ 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 –

July 25 @ 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

September 26 @ 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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