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    Thames and Field are a community of friends who Mudlark on the famous muddy 
    Thames foreshore for our liquid past.

    Searching by eye, scraping or detecting, these websites are dedicated to our passion 

    for finding evidence of our past history.



    All of the artifacts you will see on these pages have been found by club members and 

    almost all have been found by “eyes only” which involves no digging at all thus avoiding 

    any damage to the foreshore. We are eco friendly finders of London’s liquid history and a mega friendly club too.



    Thames and Field are one of the most prolific recorders of finds in the country for P.A.S.  The Portable Antiquities Scheme. These are recorded at each monthly meeting by Kate Sumnall our finds liason officer from The Museum Of London.


    Remember... don’t stash it... P.A.S. it! Your find is worthless without provenance so record it.


          
    Our club is a place where novices Mudlarks and experts can get together and learn 
    about this fascinating hobby.

    Even newbies will have a story to tell and are always welcome to come and join us. Especially after they have paid their club funds. We’ll be like best buds then.



    And last but not least... Mudlarking will be like nothing you’ve ever done before. It’s a way of life really. You can get down there an hour a week or twice a day 7 days a week... the choice is yours, but be safe, record your finds and best of all you’ll get to have a grin with a great bunch of mates in the mud.



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    Lots of stuff from all three seasons on our Mud Men Page or click the link in the sidebar.


    Also check out the Mud Men facebook page for news and updates.



    The History Channel's official Mud Men site can be found here

    MUD MEN VIDEOS
    To see out takes and clips from Series 1+2 and 3 you can visit The History Channel's YouTube page here.
    You can also enjoy some episodes in Spanish too.






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    Woolwich John's incredible Richard III Boar Mount

    PAS reported in December last year

    Found on the Thames foreshore was this copper-alloy mount in the form of a boar
    which was reported to the local Finds Liaison Officer. The mount shows the boar 
    chained, collared and wearing a crown, and it has a crescent (presumably heraldic) above one of its legs.

    Given the renewed interest in Richard III, after the apparent discovery of his remains in Leicestershire, it is wonderful to have a London find associated with the king. The mount is 
    very similar to a number of boar badges which have been reported Treasure over the past few years, which were made for followers of Richard III (of York), as Duke of Gloucester, during the Wars of the Roses. Richard took the white boar as his sign; 'bore' may havealso been an 
    anagram of Ebor, the Latin for York.

    Michael Lewis, Deputy Head of P.A.S said:

    "Badges in the form of a boar were ordered for use at Richard III's coronation 
    (in July 1485) and also for the investiture of his son, Edward, as Prince of Wales 
    (in September). However, it is not certain what the mount from London came from, 
    maybe a piece of furniture or was used to decorate an item of leather once owned 
    by a supporter of Richard III, or possibly even the king himself"

    You can see the full PAS record of it here

           

              

        

           

        
        

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    Steff's Bellarmine

    Top marks to Steffano. What a great job you did putting this back together and for 
    the in focus pic too. The cartouche looks like it has an English lion and a crown. 
    Bit more research needed on this one. Is this English made or perhaps made for the English market? Circa 1550-1650. Superb effort. Well done mate...




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    Ever wondered what the river would look like if it was empty?
    A little bit of artistic license used here I feel as the foreshore seems to have completely disappeared. Still quite a mad visual. I reckon I'd be straight up to Mud God's elusive canon spot. Then again saying that I bet we still wouldn't find it!!



    VITRUVIAN MUD GOD
    The Canon of Proportions..??



    Or the proportion of Canons..??