Another opportunity to visit the 'finest Roman remains in London'

By john joyce on 13 Sep 2011

Walking along Lower Thames Street in the City of London few people probably realise that some of Roman London’s best remains lie hidden beneath their feet. The Billingsgate Roman house and baths was first discovered in 1848. Today its remains lie under the buildings at 101 Lower Thames Street and are not generally open to the public. As part of the Festival of British Archaeology, the Billingsgate Roman House and Baths was open to the public on Saturday 23 July and proved so popular that to support Open House London there is another chance to visit the site on Saturday 17 […]

Ethnic Delftware at the Museum of London

By lucy inglis on 9 Oct 2010

A short post today, about something new to the Museum’s display – a ‘kosher’ Delftware plate bearing the Hebrew character ‘chlav’ for milk. This striking dinner plate dates from c.1720 and was made in Lambeth on the South Bank. Blue and white Delft was very popular at the time and made in large quantities for tiles and everyday domestic items, such as dinner services. However, to find one that would have been part of a ‘milk’ dinner service within a Jewish home is exceptionally rare – I’m not sure another one is known. Kosher dietary law, or kashrut decrees that […]