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Firing on the Foreshore 2018

Please note:
This is a past event and has already taken place

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The London Thames is a large, self-excavating archaeological trench that winds its way across the metropolis exposing over time the history of the area over the past 10,000 years. Objects made from river clay are fired on the foreshore in the way this has been undertaken over the past millennia, extinguished by the rising tide leaving behind your beautiful pots.

The day will also include:

  • Archaeological walks along the foreshore at Bankside to reveal the layers of history still visible
  • The health of the Thames is explored by the use of seine-netting - findings can be viewed in aerated tanks before being returned to the river
  • Hear about the creatures living in the Thames
  • Find out more about the campaign to remove plastics from the river
  • Come and handle finds from the foreshore dating across the periods – hold history within your hand!

Please note: the fire is subject to tides and is likely to be extinguished by 2pm.
The stalls on the riverside walkway will be open until 5pm.