Hello to all our CBA London members!
We’ve been planning for many months to bring members and others together again this summer by organising a new programme of events through CBA London.
Since the last event we organised – the very memorable visit to archaeology and stores at Hampton Court in February last year – it’s been quite a struggle. As you may well have been experiencing yourselves, the ground – and ground rules – have been shifting frequently. We’ve had dates for events and rescheduled several times, but wanted to update you on the current status of three outstanding opportunities coming up.
Friday, 6 August, c 18.30 tba: Thames Foreshore at Wapping with Thames Discovery Programme – to take advantage of the best low tide and still light evenings, we’ll be taking a trip East London to discover what a long maritime history has left behind on the ever changing foreshore. As usual we’ll finish the evening in a pub to discuss what we’ve found. Booking likely to open around 19th July.
Saturday or Sunday, 21or 22 August, date and time tba: Curator’s tour of Havering Hoard exhibition, Museum of London Docklands – this fantastic exhibition has been in our sites since it opened. As it is one of the most atmospheric, informative and evocative presentations of a prehistoric site you can imagine, we’re really hoping that Kate Sumnall will be able to give this guided tour on the last weekend of opening. MOL will only be take bookings for groups once all social-distancing restrictions are lifted, so do watch this space, and cross all your fingers. If all goes well we’ll open booking by early August.
Saturday, 9 October, 11am: Fulham Palace: archaeology, historic restoration and a new museum – on our third attempt in a year, we’re determined to get back to Fulham Palace this time, where Community Archaeologist Alexis Haslam will take us through some brilliant finds and revelations resulting from programmes over the past few years in the grounds and the Tudor Palace itself. There’s also a completely new museum, highlighting evidence for use of the site since the prehistoric period through the centuries-long residence of Bishops of London. Look out for booking from mid September.