Lara Maiklem: Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Friday 25 October
Mudlark: A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour. It is often the tiniest objects that tell the greatest stories.
Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. These objects tell her about London and its lost ways of life. Mudlarking has garnered rave reviews and was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.