Strangest Finds from the Thames
Strangest Finds from the Thames with Jason Sandy
Catch this presentation by mudlark Jason Sandy where he shares some of the strangest things found in the River Thames by London mudlarks. From prehistoric bones to a watch found in a shark, Jason shares a huge range of some of the most unexpected and bizarre finds from the river.
Jason follows his presentation with a live Q&A where you'll learn more about mudlarking in London and some of the interesting experiences mudlarks have had while scouring the Thames for historical finds.
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This presentation was part of the 2021 Beachcombing Holiday Festival.
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Jason is an American architect and author who lives in London, England. Beachcombing along the muddy banks of the River Thames, he has found historic artifacts, some of which are now on permanent display in museums around the United Kingdom. He is a member of the exclusive Society of Thames Mudlarks, a trustee of the Thames Museum Trust, and co-author of Thames Mudlarking. Find him on Instagram @jasonmudlark. Learn more ›