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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January 2016

Members Meeting – January

26th January 2016 @ 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 Barcley will talk to a Powerpoint presentation on the costume and life of a Victorian Hadleigh shepherd.

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February 2016

Members Meeting – February

23rd February 2016 @ 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

Lara Band from CITiZAN to talk about the national CITiZAN coastal archaeology recording project with slides of an example from Maldon.

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March 2016

Members Meeting – March

29th March 2016 @ 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

Luisa Hagele, Community Archaeologist, Southend Museums.

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April 2016

Southend Young Archaeologists Club Event – Archaeology is Rubbish!

2nd April 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prittlewell Priory, Victoria Avenue
Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6NB United Kingdom
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£2.00

Calling all budding young archaeologists!
What does rubbish tell us about people who lived in the past? Looking at coprolites/ rubbish pits / food remains/ pottery remains. What will out rubbish tell archaeologists in the future about how we live now?

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Members Meeting – April

26th April 2016 @ 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

Preparation for the May Hadleigh 2016 HEFA Dig (Terry Barclay). If anyone wants to join us for the May digs, they should turn up for this meeting as guidance will be given on how to dig test pits and especially about important health and safety issues. (Part year members can join AGES in time for the dig at a payment of half a year's subs ie for £7.50 for a single member and £10 for a household membership. Membership is compulsory…

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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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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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£6.00
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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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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£2.50

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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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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£2.50

2003 AGES Fieldwalking at Salvation Army Land (Jamie Spracklen).

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July 2016

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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£2.50

Summer Open Meeting – 2 years of HEFA in Hadleigh ( Terry Barclay) - open to local public, probably by invitation only.

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HOFS SUMMER FESTIVAL EVENT – HISTORY FAIR

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

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

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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£2.50

Community Archaeology (Jamie Spracklen).

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September 2016

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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£2.50

TBC - Show & Tell by 2 Members or talk by external speaker.

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