Mudlarking

Author: Lara Maiklem

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140888920X

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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'Fascinating. Mudlarks are river scavengers, but Lara Maiklem is more like a time traveller' Guardian Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hairpins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. What began as a search for solitude came to reveal the story of a city, its people and their lost ways of life. *The No. 2 Sunday Times bestseller and the BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, now with full colour images* 'Enchanting . . . I am quite tempted to join Maiklem on the riverbed looking for treasure' Sunday Times 'Reveals to us the fascinating and poignant micro-world of London's history' Hallie Rubenhold, Baillie Gifford Prize-winning author of The Five 'No one has looked at these odd corners since Sherlock Holmes' Sunday Telegraph 'A quirky and delightful read, wonderfully evocative of London's gloopy, ghost-haunted river' Daily Mail WINNER OF THE 2020 INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

Mudlarking

Author: Nick Ardley

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445623757

Category: History

Page: 224

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Thames Mudlarking

Author: Jason Sandy,Nick Stevens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784424307

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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Often seen combing the shoreline of the River Thames at low tide, groups of archaeology enthusiasts known as 'mudlarks' continue a tradition that dates back to the eighteenth century. Over the years they have found a vast array of historical artefacts providing glimpses into the city's past. Objects lost or discarded centuries ago – from ancient river offerings such as the Battersea Shield and Waterloo Helmet, to seventeenth-century trade tokens and even medals for bravery – have been discovered in the river. This book explores a fascinating assortment of finds from prehistoric to modern times, which collectively tell the rich and illustrious story of London and its inhabitants.

Life of J.C. Patteson

Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 398

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