Jun 18, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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Running through the heart of London; the Thames has played a central role in the history of the city, and when the tide is low, the capital’s longest archaeological site is revealed.
Come along on Wednesday 18th June to explore 10,000 years of London’s dynamic history...
About the foreshore
Guided by Nathalie Cohen, an archaeologist from the Museum of London's Thames Discovery Programme, we will be going down to the Thames foreshore at low tide at Rotherhithe, where we will have about 1h 30mins to have a look around for objects before the tide comes in.
Any objects you find you can keep and Nathalie will tell us more about the Foreshore, the industry in the area and will be on hand to identify and date objects. Most objects you can spot sitting on the foreshore after being washed in on the tide or by kicking back a few stones with your feet.
Have a look here at photos of what we found on our last foreshore trip (at Blackfriars).
Due to Health & Safety, we are limited to 25 people. If you can't get on, put yourself on the waiting list and I will give you first option on the next foreshore trip we do.
The foreshore is very stoney, so please wear sensible shoes (preferably walking boots/wellington boots).
Cost is £7 per person for Full Members, everyone else £8 per person. Plastic gloves will be provided.
Afterwards we will head to a local coffee shop for a hot drink and a chat.
If you can't see us outside the station, please call.
Look out for the group sign -
Hope to see you there!
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