Foragers of the Foreshore Exhibition

Mudlark could still be claimed as an occupation, up until 1904.


A cache of some two and a half thousand buttons, dating from the 14th - 19th centuries were donated to the Museum of London, in 2009, by Anthony Pilson. Tony was a founding member of the Society of Thames Mudlarks.

River Thames mud is 'anaerobic', which means that metal will not rust
 if encased in the mud.

Mudlark was an 18th Century slang term for a 'Pig'.


Foragers of the Foreshore
Foragers of the Foreshore.
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf. 
Foragers of the Foreshore
Finds from the River Thames.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Treasure.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Ancient artefacts.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Fossils, weapons and garnets.
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Coins, weights and chainmail.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Pottery, dress hooks and chapes.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Modern finds from the foreshore.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Pottery and the like.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Clay pipe bowls.
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How rude.
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Erin's plasticine brooch, hanging in a box.
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Wig curler and a brooch.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Pins, cufflinks and the such.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Metalwork.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Medieval tiles.
Foragers of the Foreshore
Trading tokens.
Foragers of the Foreshore
18th century Georgian brooch.
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Clay pipe bowls with illustrations.
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Painted stone.
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The Prospect of Whitby.
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Oxo Tower Wharf.
Hannah Smiles London
Photographer Hannah Smiles in action.
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A whale's rib bone.
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A different view of the 18th-19th century whale rib bone. 

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