27 February 2020
The Thames Discovery Programme, based at the Museum of London, monitors the tidal zone of the River Thames in Greater London for new archaeological features and has funding from the City Bridge Trust for work with older Londoners. A Community Archaeologist is available to lead guided walks at low tide along the foreshore to discover industrial and archaeological features.
Two walks for the Crouch End and District U3A have been arranged.
The first walk is on 27 February 2020 and will start at Bankside on Thursday at the 09.45 from the top of the steps, a little way east of the Founders Arms pub (SE1 9JH) close to the southern entrance to Blackfriars train station.
The second walk is on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May and will start at 09.30 from the top of the steps at the bottom of Water Lane, off Lower Thames Street (nearest postcode EC3R 6EA). This is mid-way between the nearest underground stations of Monument and Tower Hill.
Anyone wishing to join these walks should contact John Hinshelwood to book a place by telephone – 07531866714 or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and if too many people apply a waiting list will be started in case other people have to pull out.
5 March 2020
We are delighted to welcome sculptor and art historian Al Johnson, who will give a talk entitled Creating colour : how pigments were discovered, and paint was created.
The talk will be held at the Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park, N8 9PX, the venue of our regular monthly meetings.
Doors open at 10.00 a.m., talk begins at 10.30 a.m.