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Firing on the Foreshore

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Firing on the Foreshore at Bankside foreshore

Come and join Bankside STEWards on the river stairs in front of Shakespeare's Globe where there will be a display of Thames finds from 11am to 5pm. Hear the story of the witch bottles, the clay pipes, Bankside pottery and see what people ate in the past.

At 12 noon and 1pm there will be archaeological walks along the foreshore – discover 10,000 years of London's history beneath your feet.

From 11am until covered by the incoming tide, pots made from Thames river clay will be fired in two bonfires constructed on the foreshore from driftwood – a technique used by Britain's first potters in 4,000 BC.

Bankside STEWards is a network of local residents and business contacts committed to caring for and promoting the past, present and future of the archaeology and environment of the Thames foreshore between Blackfriars and London Bridges at Bankside. They are an Adopt-a-River group of Thames21.

  • 11am-5pm (meet at the steps near Shakespeare's Globe)
  • FREE

Bankside foreshore
Bankside, London, SE1
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This event is related to Potmaking

This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
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