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TDP Newsletter Summer 2014

TDP Newsletter Summer 2014

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All the latest news from the Thames Discovery Programme
All the latest news from the Thames Discovery Programme

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Published by: Thames Discovery Programme on Jul 02, 2014
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Join the TDP, Historic Royal Palaces, Thames21 and the City of London Archaeological Society for two days on the Tower Beach! Get down on to the Tower’s foreshore and see what you can find. Experts will be on hand to help identify what you discover and there will be family activities taking place on the Tower wharf. If you fancy beating the crowds and having a sneak preview of the archaeology of the Queen’s backyard, then why not join our special guided walk on July 17th? More details and booking information can be found here: http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/events/tower-beach-walk. More details for the Open Foreshore can be found on the TDP website http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/events/tower-of-london-open-foreshore-2014 
Written by The TDP Team
As you may know, the TDP was generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund from 2008–2011. Since then, we have been fundraising in order to support the project at Museum of London Archaeology so that we can continue recording and monitoring the fragile archaeology of the foreshore, and keep running events and activities that engage people with London’s great river. Whether you’ve come along to a guided walk, taken part in fieldwork, read an article, a blog or attended a lecture: you’ve experienced a little of what we do, and what we wouldn’t be able to do without your support. Like we love to say around here, an archaeologist is for life, not  just for Christmas! To donate, visit our website thamesdiscovery.org  and click on the JustGiving button. Every little helps. THANKS!
Tower of London beach on Open Foreshore Day
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Back for more: 19–20 July 2014
Written by The TDP Team
Feeling generous? You can easily donate at thamesdiscovery.org
27 June–2 November
Drawing on the museum’s significant art collections, Bridge is the largest art exhibition ever to be staged at the Museum of London Docklands and features rarely seen contemporary and historical artworks, alongside photography and film, to consider the significance of bridges within London’s landscape. The exhibition is FREE and open every day at Museum of London in Docklands.
12 July
The Greenwich FROG are leading a Festival of Archaeology guided walk to the Old Royal Naval College foreshore – why not join them for an evening stroll by the river?
7 August
Decipher the marks left by masons over hundreds of years. Join built heritage specialist James Wright from MOLA for this lecture and find out more about stoneworking and marking. Tickets include a glass of wine!
For more information and to book see http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/events/rock-of-ages
Set aside some time in your diaries to explore the foreshore in September as part of the Thames Festival. The TDP will be part of a guided walks programme – with trips to foreshore sites across London every day for 10 days! The Totally Thames website holds  just a taste of what is in store in September – check it out.
The TDP are teaming up with our friends at the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) to host a joint conference. The NAS-programmed day will be on Saturday 15th with the TDP-programmed day on Sunday 16th November. Confirmed speakers include: Dr Colin Martin, University of St Andrews; Dr Innes McCartney, Wrecks of WWI; Kevin Stratford, MAST; Dr Joanna Hambly, SCAPE Trust; Richard Keen, Roman wrecks of Guernsey; Daniel Pascoe, HMS Invincible 1758; Gary Bankhead, University of Durham; and members of the TDP Foreshore Recording and Observation Group.The conference will be held at the Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN. More information will soon be available on our website thamesdiscovery.org/events-home
16 November
We thought it be fun to run through the last few months of activities in one grand sweep, as this is our first newsletter since the end of January. Since then, here are some of our stats: we ran 17 guided walks, gave 15 lectures, trained 60 new FROGs, ran 5 workshops and even managed to shine our shoes (OK, maybe not the last one).We’ve run guided walks with members of the public, the London Cultureseeekers group, students from the University of Notre Dame (USA), the Institute of Archaeology and also for Victor Kegan, the successful bidder during our Auction at the last TDP Foreshore Forum (pictured next page). We’ve visited foreshore sites across London including Custom House, Cannon Street, Charlton, Greenwich, Vauxhall, Bermondsey and Rotherhithe – have a look at what
The Londonist
 had to say about our rainy day visit to Rotherhithe in May http://londonist.com/2014/05/secrets-of-the-thames-foreshore.php. You can now view two recent lectures about Thames archaeology online! In April, Nathalie gave a lecture about the TDP at the Society of Antiquaries. If you weren’t able to make the lecture, you can catch up digitally and watch the lecture here: http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/frog-blog/society-of-antiquaries-lecture-online. Gustav Milne, TDP Director, gave a lecture as part of the prestigious Gresham College seminar series in May. The lecture revolved around the work undertaken on the Elizabethan shipwreck recovered from the Prince’s Channel. You can watch it here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/dr-gustav-milne. FROG training took place at Custom House and Greenwich this year. We were really lucky to have Southampton PhD student Michael Lobb on site at Greenwich to show the FROG how to 3-d laser scan on site. We ran a number of different workshops before and after training, including the Foreshore Roadshow with Nigel Jeffries (MOLA Specialist) and the Portable Antiquities Scheme, and Medieval and Post-medieval Pottery. Courtney and Eliott also taught a workshop on maritime iconography with the Nautical Archaeology Society: check out the pictures from all of these events on our flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery 
 From FROG Training to Pottery workshops: a little bit about the last few months
Written by the TDP team
FROGs learn about 3-d laser scanning on site at Greenwich with Michael Lobb
A beautiful 18th century ship rudder

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