Weekly lectures take place on Monday evenings from October to March each year, covering an interesting range of historical and archaeological subjects.

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Local digs run throughout the year (weather permitting), giving all members a chance to learn and the more experienced opportunities to extend archaeological skills.

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Our extensive library, covering local history and archaeology, is available to all members.

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Archaeology is for everyone, and new members are always welcome. Join the group and help discover your local history.

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Over the years we have collected a large range of books focused on Archaeology and history. These are available to all our Members. By the kind permission of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, our Library is based at Roman Circus House. The current index is available here, listed by title:

2013 CAG Library index





2024: The Library is on the move to a more accessable location downstairs in the Roman Cirus House Cafe/stage area. details will follow


CAG Collection of Aerial Photos

CAG now has a collection of nearly 3000 digital aerial photos dating from the 1970s to almost the present day. The bulk of the images were taken by Ida McMaster between about 1970 and 1990, with many more from David Grayston and others. They cover mainly North-East Essex and South Suffolk and are particularly useful for identifying crop-marks. The list is fully indexed, by OS grid reference, parish and feature type. It is free to CAG members on production of a memory stick to copy it to. Please e-mail ten.kugacnull@seiriuqne

Cropmarks at Frating, photographed by David Grayston


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