From prehistory to Boney and the Blitz: Rotherhithe foreshore with CBA London
Wednesday 11 July, 6.15pm
Join Eliott Wragg and foreshore specialists of the Thames Discovery Programme to explore the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey stretch of the river. Structures created from broken up Napoleonic War era warships abound, as does evidence of the terrible battering the Port of London took during the Blitz. Rare evidence for London’s whaling industry will be seen, as well as less exotic structures which were nevertheless vital for the operation of what was once the greatest port in the world. If the tides are favourable, we may see prehistoric peat deposits relating to the period after the last Ice Age when sea levels rose by 50 metres in 6,000 years and dry land became intertidal. Known finds on this stretch range from the Neolithic to the present day and something new is revealed on this extraordinary and unique stretch of London’s foreshore with every visit.
And, not surprisingly, we’ll be finishing at a riverside pub.
As with our sell-out landside Rotherhithe walk, this is likely to be popular. Members of CBA London will have priority booking for this event until the end of June, at which point we’ll open it to the public if any places remain.
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If you have any questions, contact event coordinator, Becky Wallower (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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