Mudlark (noun): A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour.
Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. These objects tell her about London and its lost ways of life. Where others only see the detritus of city life, expert mudlarker Maiklem unearths evidence of England’s captivating history.
When: Wednesday 6 November 2019 (7-8:30pm)
Where: Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8SQ
Cost: £10 (Admission and glass of wine/soft drink). £25 (Admission, a copy of book and glass of wine/soft drink)