Helping AGES Find Wells in Hadleigh and Thundersley

A Project Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

AGES AHA Project Launch on Zoom
Terry Barclay

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players, at the end of March 2021, AGES Archaeological & Historical Association launched its latest project, “ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL”.

The club is seeking volunteers happy to submit their local gardens for an investigation if they feel that they either have or did have a well. The wells will be surveyed to check if they are on Victorian maps and where confirmed, the wells will be added to the map to show where all the wells were before they fell out of use for drinking water.

If you might like a possible well site in your garden investigated, e-mail AGES on

After initial map research, someone from AGES will get in touch and explain what we would like to do to be able to tell you more about the history of your house.

Over 2021, AGES volunteers and others will be researching the history of all local water supplies back from our piped supplies to wells and then even further back to brooks, ditches, ponds and springs.

If you would like to join in with the research, you can join AGES as a full member to take part in geophysics or dowsing surveys and digs or, for a reduced E-membership fee of only £5, you can join us on-line in our monthly evening Zoom meetings (usually the last Tuesday of every month) and receive our bimonthly newsletter.


To join, contact AGES on

For more information, visit our website at

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