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15 June - Explore the Thames Foreshore

Join archaeologist Dr Fiona Haughey on a discovery along the Thames beach searching for Bankside treasures and forgotten history
When: 
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Time and details: 
12-1pm
RSVP by: 
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Daisy Lindlar
Membership Communications Officer
Location: 

Founders Arms

52 Hopton Street
Bankside SE1 9JH

Join us and archaeologist Dr Fiona Haughey for a lunchtime walk on Bankside beach.

We will be going down onto the foreshore to learn about Bankside's archaeological record. Our walk along the riverbank will reveal layers of history and enlighten you on how previous generations lived and worked in Bankside. On the Thames foreshore objects from the end of the last Ice Age lie cheek-by-jowl with those from the 21st century and every period in between. The tools, pottery, clothing, food residues and industrial remnants we will find will enable us to recreate a picture of life on the Thames over the past 10,000 years.

We will also be looking at the environmental effects of climate change and see it's impacts with our own eyes. Come along to explore the foreshore and get a new perspective of Bankside.

Please wear sensible shoes and meet us at the steps near the Founders Arms pub. The walk will start promptly at 12pm, and finish at around 1pm near the Tate Modern. 

This annual walk is one of our most popular events, so book a place early to avoid disappointment.

May 11 2017