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Thames Discovery Programme Tadpoles: Bankside foreshore walk

06.05.2019
Outside the Founders Arms pub, 52 Hopton St, London SE1 9JH

Time: 09.30 -10.30
Price: Free

Thames Discovery Programme is welcoming budding archaeologists aged 8-18 to join the Tadpoles on sites across London to learn archaeological techniques and skills from foreshore experts.

The fifth session will be a foreshore trip to historic Bankside, linked with the famous theatres and bear baiting pits of Elizabethan London. We will also explore the industrial past of London with the former power station (now the Tate Modern) dominating the riverside vista, including the remains of jetties and cranes associated with the power station.

As this session is outdoors, you will need to wear comfortable but suitable clothes and waterproof footwear as the foreshore can sometimes be uneven and muddy and often cold.

You will also have the opportunity to complete the CIfA accredited Archaeology Skills Passport

Parents are welcome to come along to the session should they wish. The members of the Thames Discovery Programme running this event have current DBS checks and are first-aid trained.

We’re delighted to be able to offer this series of events free of charge with thanks to support from Tideway.

If you're interested in joining, email Josh Frost, Senior Community Archaeologist on jfrost@mola.org.uk to book your free place.

To read all about the Tadpoles group, click here. Find out about the other events in the Tadpoles calendar below:

Tadpoles Summer Programme 2019:

  1. Saturday 2nd March: Season launch at Mortimer Wheeler House
  2. Saturday 23rd March: Greenwich foreshore walk
  3. Wednesday 10th April: First fieldwork trip to Custom House
  4. Thursday 11th April: Second fieldwork trip to Custom House
  5. Monday 6th May: Bankside foreshore walk
  6. Saturday 22nd June: Third fieldwork trip to Custom House
  7. Sunday 6th July: Fulham foreshore walk
  8. Saturday 20th July: Fourth fieldwork trip to Custom House
  9. Monday 5th August: Visit to Rotherhithe as part of FROG fieldwork