Foreshore finds: treasures from the Thames

By acollinson on 16 Jan 2017
A view of the Thames foreshore in Rotherhithe.

A view of the Thames foreshore in Rotherhithe.

The River Thames flowed through London before the city was even built, and its waters have swallowed up centuries’ worth of trash and treasure. The river is no longer the centre of London’s trade and transportation, but the objects excavated from the Thames foreshore provide a fascinating glimpse of the city’s past. Claire Madge talks about some of the relics rescued from the Thames, and her work to bring them to light while volunteering at the Museum of London Docklands.

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