Limespring School

Mudlarking on the Thames with the Thames Explorer Trust

As part of our ‘Rivers’ topic we went ‘Mudlarking’ on the River Thames. We traveled to Greenwich Pier and went down on to the foreshore. We were allowed to pick up anything that we found lying on the foreshore and collected them together so that we could analyse what we found.

The children loved it and found so much ‘treasure’. We found Tudor pottery and Victorian glass as well as oyster shells.

The best finds were a clay pipe dated 1650 and a piece of a Victorian Poison bottle.We also found a jaw bone with a tooth still intact( from a pig) thrown in the river in the days when butcher’s shops overlooked the Thames at Greenwich. We were able to bring some ‘treasures’ back to school and have them in cabinet. Come in and see for yourself!