a curious invitation last tuesday society
a curious invitation robert carlyles house last tuesday society national trust londonMudlarking: Lost and found on the River Thames


MUDLARKING: Lost and Found on the River Thames
with Lara Maiklem

Thursday 2nd July 2020
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Talk commences at 7:00 pm

The River Thames is celebrated as Britain’s longest archaeological landscape, with a daily tide that reveals a foreshore rich in artefacts naturally preserved by anaerobic mud. Mudlarks are river scavengers and Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking. Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames’ muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem discovers Roman brooches, clay pipes, Victorian shoe buckles and Mesolithic flints.

In this talk, Lara Maiklem takes us on a journey across miles of the Thames’ muddy shores relaying her stories of objects lost and found and the role they play in unearthing evidence of England’s captivating, if sometimes murky, history.

Lara Maiklem
Lara Maiklem is a British author and editor who has been unearthing artefacts along the River Thames for over fifteen years. Featured in the Guardian and by the BBC for her work as an “expert mudlarker” her book on the subject became a Sunday Times Best Seller. She now lives on the Kent coast, close to the Thames Estuary, and visits the river as regularly as the tides permit.

Tickets £15 including a glass of prosecco. Please click here to buy.


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