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20th March - Bustling Bankside: Beach Combing on the Foreshore

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013
52 Hopton St
London SE1

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

Yes, 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 enable us to understand 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 non-slip shoes and meet us at the steps near the Founders Arms pub.

The Foreshore walk is one of the most popular in the Bustling Bankside series, book a place early to avoid disapointment.

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