THAMES DISCOVERY PROGRAMMECommunity Archaeology ReportOctober 2008 – September 2011
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION................................................................................................
TABLE OF FIGURESFront cover: the Thames at IsleworthFigure 1: Wharf structure at Billingsgate , October 2008 ................
IntroductionThis report has been produced as the final report for the Heritage Lottery Fund withregard to activities under...
Abbreviations used in this reportGroups / Organizations:CBA                   Council for British ArchaeologyEA           ...
Aims of the ProjectThe Heritage Lottery Fund agreed with the Thames Estuary Partnership and the ThamesExplorer Trust that ...
Activities: Fieldwork, Events, Dissemination and ResourcesDeveloped1st quarter: 13/09/08 – 25/11/08Fieldwork:Zone code / L...
Subsequent visits were designed to introduce the new team to a range of foreshoresites, which were chosen according to the...
Events attended:Thames Festival (13/14 September), TEP Annual Forum (16/10/08), LondonArchaeological Forum (22/10/08), Tha...
2nd quarter: 26/11/08 – 05/03/09Fieldwork:Zone code / Location          PurposeFHL04 Isleworth               Team familiar...
The programme of site selection during this quarter was again designed to introducethe team to further examples of known k...
Events attended:Thames Gateway Forum (26/11/08) (NRC)Dissemination:Newspaper articles in Hackney Gazette and Hackney Today...
3rd quarter: 05/03/09 – 02/07/09Fieldwork:Zone code / Location           PurposeFHM07-08 Fulham                Assessment ...
Figure 6: FROG training at Isleworth, April 2009Events organised / presented:a) Guided walk at Isleworth 15/03/09) [NRC, L...
Figure 7: Treasure and the Thames seminar, April 2009Figure 8: At Trig Lane, June 2009
Events attended:IFA Conference (NRC), LAMAS conference (NRC, LJR), Social Media Exchange (LJR),UCL Public Engagement Sympo...
4th quarter: 03/07/09 – 16/09/09Fieldwork:Zone code / Location           PurposeFTH01 Tower of London          Assessment ...
Figure 9: Sampling at Fulham, August 2009During this quarter, TDP was commissioned by Giffords to undertake desk basedasse...
Figure 10: Tower Beach Open Weekend, July 2009 (photo by Dan Swift)Dissemination:Academic papers: 1 x Masters essay comple...
5th quarter: 16/09/09 – 27/01/10Fieldwork:Zone code / Location           PurposeFSW01 Bermondsey               Summer Seas...
Figure 12: Survey at Vauxhall, October 2009The Vauxhall Mesolithic structure was revisited, again with English Heritage an...
Events organised/ presented:a) FROG Day 1 Training at UCL (10/10/09) [GM, NRC, EW, LJR]b) FROG Day 2 Training at Strand on...
6th quarter: 28/01/10 – 24/03/10Fieldwork:Zone code / Location            PurposeFLM01 Vauxhall                  Monitorin...
unexpected by-product of a walk to Nine Elms, to look for evidence of wartimedamage, was the discovery of a previously unr...
Events organised/ presented:a) TET staff training day at Chiswick Pier Trust (29/01/10) [LJR]b) Digital Training workshop ...
FROG led events:Southwark Library visit / Brunel walk and talk (13/02/10), Isleworth guided walk(14/02/10), PLA archives v...
7th quarter: 25/03/10 – 24/06/10Fieldwork:Zone code / Location            PurposeFWW17 Nine Elms                 Sampling ...
Those sites which had only previously been visited by one of the CommunityArchaeologists were the subject of further famil...
During this quarter, TDP was commissioned by Haydn Evans to undertake anassessment of the foreshore at the Amylum Jetty si...
FROG led events:Isleworth refresher (11/04/10), Syon House foreshore (29-31/03/10), Bermondseysite trips (May/June), Photo...
8th quarter: 25/06/10 – 06/10/10Fieldwork:Zone code / Location            PurposeFTH01 Tower of London           Survey wi...
the ongoing work of the Richmond Archaeological Society on this site, and samplestaken from two structures (a causeway and...
Figure 18: Visit to the Theatre site, July 2010Events attended:PEU Workshop (LJR), MoLA Summer Party (NRC), Pimms on the Q...
Publicity materials: TDP postcards in Mortimer Wheeler House reception, leaflets atSouthwark Cathedral, and sent to Birkbe...
9th quarter: 07/10/10 – 19/01/11Fieldwork:Zone code / Location            PurposeFTH04 Wapping                   Assessmen...
Figure 19: Human Remains Riverpedia Workshop, November 2010Figure 20: Guided walk at Richmond, November 2010
Events attended:TEP Forum (NRC, MW, GM), National Maritime Museum lecture (NRC), Henley Riverand Rowing Museum event (NRC)...
10th quarter: 20/01/11 – 30/03/11Fieldwork:Zone code / Location             PurposeFLM01 Vauxhall                   Guided...
Figure 23: FROG Training at Putney, March 2011This quarter saw a noticeable increase in the number of schools events (see ...
Havering, Colchester 6th Form College, A level Archaeology, Scargill Infant School, LBHavering, St. Mary’s RC Primary Scho...
11th quarter: 31/03/11 – 13/07/11Fieldwork:Zone code / Location            PurposeFTH01 Tower of London           Guided p...
Figure 24: Tower of London event, April 2011Figure 25: FROG Team photo with Tony Robinson at Burrell’s Wharf, July 2011
Other events and activities organised during this quarter included a second families’event at the RSPB Centre, and a very ...
Figure 27: TDP exhibition at the Museum of London, July 2011Schools events:Resource and activity trials:Hazelbury Junior S...
Publicity materials: TDP postcards in Mortimer Wheeler House reception / in FROGpacks.Exhibitions: FROG photo team exhibit...
12th quarter: 14/07/11 – 30/09/11Fieldwork:Zone code / Location             PurposeFTH02 Alderman Stairs            Monito...
A number of public events were organised as part of the Festival of BritishArchaeology; these included attendance at the T...
Figure 30: Children’s activities at the Museum of London, August 2011FROG led events:Site visits: Bermondsey FROG (16/07/1...
Summary dataHLF TargetsEventsOver 130 events were organised and presented by TDP staff during the three yearsof the projec...
Meetings with partners / collaborators 2008-2011Thames Explorer Trust, Thames Estuary Partnership, MoLA Geomatics /Managem...
The Foreshore Recording and Observation GroupThe support of English Heritage (through the Capacity Building Grant) and the...
Day 1 training included presentations on Project Background and SiteMethodologies, Documentary Research, Health and Safety...
WebsiteA wide variety of information was developed and disseminated online through thededicated project website as part of...
Links:www.thamesdiscovery.orghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/http://www.scribd.com/ThamesDiscoveryProgrammeht...
ExhibitionsTravelling exhibitions have been set up at numerous locations across Greater Londonand beyond, as part of large...
Bermondsey and Syon FROG teams are now well established and groups are evolvingat Greenwich and Vauxhall. Continuing to wo...
Archaeological site summaries:The dynamic tidal regime has meant the discovery and recording of a range ofsignificant arch...
Iron Age, a well preserved sequence of foreshore deposits (protected by the existingChambers Wharf jetty) and a large and ...
battleships, powered by steam engines and mounting huge guns. Apart fromsubmerged shipwrecks, this may well be the only kn...
represent the remains of a stair or causeway providing access to the Bishop’s Palace.Survey by the Thames Discovery Progra...
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  1. 1. THAMES DISCOVERY PROGRAMMECommunity Archaeology ReportOctober 2008 – September 2011
  2. 2. Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................... 4 ORGANISATION OF THIS REPORT ............................................................................................................. 4 TDP STAFF TEAM: .............................................................................................................................. 4 Abbreviations used in this report .............................................................................................. 5AIMS OF THE PROJECT ......................................................................................................................... 6ACTIVITIES: FIELDWORK, EVENTS, DISSEMINATION AND RESOURCES DEVELOPED ............................. 7 1ST QUARTER: 13/09/08 – 25/11/08 .................................................................................................... 7 2ND QUARTER: 26/11/08 – 05/03/09 ................................................................................................. 10 3RD QUARTER: 05/03/09 – 02/07/09 ................................................................................................. 13 4TH QUARTER: 03/07/09 – 16/09/09 ................................................................................................. 17 5TH QUARTER: 16/09/09 – 27/01/10 ................................................................................................. 20 6TH QUARTER: 28/01/10 – 24/03/10 ................................................................................................. 23 TH 7 QUARTER: 25/03/10 – 24/06/10 ................................................................................................. 27 8TH QUARTER: 25/06/10 – 06/10/10 ................................................................................................. 31 9TH QUARTER: 07/10/10 – 19/01/11 ................................................................................................. 35 10TH QUARTER: 20/01/11 – 30/03/11................................................................................................ 38 11TH QUARTER: 31/03/11 – 13/07/11................................................................................................ 41 12TH QUARTER: 14/07/11 – 30/09/11................................................................................................ 46SUMMARY DATA................................................................................................................................ 49 HLF TARGETS................................................................................................................................... 49 Events .................................................................................................................................... 49 The Foreshore Recording and Observation Group ................................................................... 51 Website .................................................................................................................................. 53 Schools ................................................................................................................................... 54 Exhibitions .............................................................................................................................. 55 Sustainability .......................................................................................................................... 55 ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE SUMMARIES: ...................................................................................................... 58 TDP Key Sites: ......................................................................................................................... 58 Other sites visited: .................................................................................................................. 65PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY .................................................................................................................... 70APPENDIX 1: ....................................................................................................................................... 72
  3. 3. TABLE OF FIGURESFront cover: the Thames at IsleworthFigure 1: Wharf structure at Billingsgate , October 2008 ....................................................................... 7Figure 2: Nautical timbers at Charlton, November 2008 ........................................................................ 8Figure 3: Thames Discovery Programme stall at the Thames Festival, September 2008 ........................ 9Figure 4: Deptford Creek walk, with the Creekside Centre, March 2009 .............................................. 10Figure 5: FROG Training at Custom House, February 2009 .................................................................. 11Figure 6: FROG training at Isleworth, April 2009 ................................................................................. 14Figure 7: Treasure and the Thames seminar, April 2009 ...................................................................... 15Figure 8: At Trig Lane, June 2009 ........................................................................................................ 15Figure 9: Sampling at Fulham, August 2009 ........................................................................................ 18Figure 10: Tower Beach Open Weekend, July 2009 (photo by Dan Swift)............................................. 19Figure 11: FROG Fieldwork at Bermondsey, September 2009 .............................................................. 20Figure 12: Survey at Vauxhall, October 2009 ....................................................................................... 21Figure 13: MoLA Geomatics surveying at Greenwich, February 2010 .................................................. 23Figure 14: Guided walk for Birkbeck students and FROG Training at Trig Lane, March 2010 ............... 24Figure 15: Children’s activities at the Remarkable Rivers event, UCL, February 2010 ........................... 25Figure 16: Defining the WW2 river wall breach at Fulham, March 2010. ............................................. 27Figure 17: Final day of Summer Season fieldwork at Rotherhithe, September 2010............................. 31Figure 18: Visit to the Theatre site, July 2010 ...................................................................................... 33Figure 19: Human Remains Riverpedia Workshop, November 2010 .................................................... 36Figure 20: Guided walk at Richmond, November 2010 ........................................................................ 36Figure 21: TDP Outreach Officer Mike Webber at the TEP Forum, October 2010 ................................. 37Figure 22: FROG member Andy Becker with lithic find at Vauxhall, February 2011 .............................. 38Figure 23: FROG Training at Putney, March 2011................................................................................ 39Figure 24: Tower of London event, April 2011 ..................................................................................... 42Figure 25: FROG Team photo with Tony Robinson at Burrell’s Wharf, July 2011 .................................. 42Figure 26: Lecture at Southwark Cathedral, July 2011 (Photo by Anies Hassan) .................................. 43Figure 27: TDP exhibition at the Museum of London, July 2011 ........................................................... 44Figure 28: Erosion on the foreshore at the Tower Beach, July 2011 ..................................................... 46Figure 29: Visit to Billingsgate Bath House, July 2011.......................................................................... 47Figure 30: Children’s activities at the Museum of London, August 2011 .............................................. 48Figure 31: Monitoring trip to Vauxhall, August 2011 ........................................................................... 49Figure 32: Screen shot of FROG blog page, September 2011 ............................................................... 53Figure 33: Map of sites, September 2011 ............................................................................................ 57
  4. 4. IntroductionThis report has been produced as the final report for the Heritage Lottery Fund withregard to activities undertaken by the Thames Discovery Programme staff team.Information about archaeology recorded within the intertidal zone across fifteenriparian boroughs in Greater London is also included.Twelve Quarterly Reports have previously been produced and submitted to theThames Discovery Programme Steering Group (Quarterly Report 12 is incorporatedwithin this present document) and an Interim Report (Cohen 2010) was produced inJune 2010. A separate report on the Riverpedia Project (created with the support ofa grant from the UCL Public Engagement Unit) was produced in August 2011. Thisreport has been written by Nathalie Cohen (TDP Team Leader), with contributionsfrom Eliott Wragg (TDP Field Officer) and Gustav Milne (TDP Director). Allphotographs were taken by N. Cohen with the exception of Figures 10 and 26 (whichare reproduced with the kind permission of Dan Swift and Anies Hassanrespectively). Figure 33 was created by Catherine Drew (MoLA Geomatics). Thereport has been reviewed by the TDP staff team and the TDP Steering Group.Organisation of this reportThis section is designed to give the reader information as follows:  Sites visited, and archaeological survey work undertaken, by the TDP, Museum of London Archaeology, the Foreshore Recording and Observation Group, archaeological and mudlarking societies, and members of the public  The criteria and reasons for the fieldwork and events  Summary information about the archaeological sites  The development of the Foreshore Recording and Observation Group  Events organised and attended  Dissemination of project results  Resources developed as a result of the projectThe report is presented with quarterly information in chronological order, withsubsequent sections detailing achievement of project aims and targets met, andarchaeological data.TDP Staff Team:GM – Gustav Milne (TDP Director P/T Oct 2008 – September 2011)NRC – Nathalie Cohen (TDP Team Leader F/T Oct 2008 - September 2011)EW – Eliott Wragg (TDP Field Officer P/T May 2009 – September 2011)MW – Mike Webber (TDP Outreach Officer P/T October 2010 – September 2011)LJR – Lorna Richardson (TDP Outreach Officer F/T Oct 2008 – September 2010; P/TOctober 2010 – September 2011)SH – Sue Harrington (TDP GIS Officer P/T November 2009 – June 2010) and (TDPAdmin P/T Feb 2009 - September 2011)DJ – David Jamieson (TDP Survey Officer F/T Oct 2008 – Feb 2009)LAB – Lucy Anne Bishop (TDP Admin P/T Oct 2008 – Nov 2009)SB – Stuart Brookes (TDP GIS Officer P/T March 2009 – November 2009)
  5. 5. Abbreviations used in this reportGroups / Organizations:CBA Council for British ArchaeologyEA Environment AgencyEH English HeritageFROG Foreshore Recording and Observation GroupGLAAS Greater London Archaeological Advisory ServiceGLHER Greater London Historic Environment RecordHRP Historic Royal PalacesLAARC London Archaeological Archive and Research CentreLAMAS London and Middlesex Archaeological SocietyMoL Museum of LondonMoLA Museum of London ArchaeologyPAS Portable Antiquities SchemePLA Port of London AuthorityTAF Thames and Field Metal Detecting SocietyTAS Thames Archaeological SurveyTDP Thames Discovery ProgrammeTEP Thames Estuary PartnershipTET Thames Explorer TrustUCL University College LondonUEL University of East LondonYAC Young Archaeologist Club
  6. 6. Aims of the ProjectThe Heritage Lottery Fund agreed with the Thames Estuary Partnership and the ThamesExplorer Trust that during the three year period of the project, the Thames DiscoveryProgramme would undertake the following activities: ● Initiating, developing or supporting 30 events per year, ranging from foreshore sessions for special groups and schools , attendance at major Thames Festivals, class-room based workshops, FROG training sessions, the Annual TDP Foreshore Forum, TEP Annual Forum, Creekside Centre, Deptford open day and low tide walks, Greenwich Festival, Greenwich Park, Thames Landscape Strategy Annual Forum and Summer Party, Kew to Chelsea Summer boat trip, TET summer fun events and family days, Oxford Cambridge Boat Race day and Borough free festival dates where river related. ● Assessing the current record for each site and piloting recording and survey methods in Year 1 to ensure a high and consistent standard of information is collected. A monitoring pack will be produced for each site and community FROG members trained to undertake regular, systematic monitoring of those sites to highlight any changes or damage. ● Work on the pilot site will inform if any changes will be made and the other 19 sites will be set up as soon as is practicable, using the same model. ● Development of a website to host information recorded and the FROG monitoring work as it happens to encourage wider access and involvement in the community and will use a FROG blog, with additional contextual material developed to translate the information and finds into easily accessible information and images for everyone to enjoy. Links to related sites will be included to assist follow-up on visits to the Museum of London (MoL), the Docklands Museum etc for those who wish to develop their own interests in the cultural history of the Thames and foreshore. The TEP website and partner websites will sign post and provide links to this. ● A travelling exhibition visiting between 3-5 locations each year, showing how the project works, some of its findings as they develop and how to find out more. The locations include: MoL, Docklands Museum and UCL Archaeology Department, Thames Explorer Trust, Creekside Education Centre, Greenwich Maritime Museum and Thames Estuary Partnership Annual Forum. ● A schools project hosted by the Tidal Thames Education Network in 10 Education Centres including on line education material, teaching activities on archaeological finds on the foreshore, teacher training sessions, lessons plans and boxes of actual finds constructed with support from MoL and English Heritage. The boxes will be available on a library basis or a permanent basis where resources permit. ● Work to embed the project in an institutional context in Year 3 to ensure long term sustainability for the programme.
  7. 7. Activities: Fieldwork, Events, Dissemination and ResourcesDeveloped1st quarter: 13/09/08 – 25/11/08Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFSW01 Bermondsey Survey with MoLA Geomatics (commercial work) / team familiarisationFHL20 Chiswick Team familiarisationFCY04 Custom House Team familiarisationFRM11 Richmond Team familiarisationFSW11 Bankside Team familiarisationFGW14 Charlton Team familiarisationFigure 1: Wharf structure at Billingsgate , October 2008The initial site work at Bermondsey was undertaken outside of the Team Leader’semployment with TEP / TDP (prior to contracted start date) but the TDP TeamDirector also attended the site. [The three letter/ two numeral code associated witheach site name is the ‘zone code’ assigned by the Thames Archaeological Survey asthe unique identifier for that particular site within the Greater London area].
  8. 8. Subsequent visits were designed to introduce the new team to a range of foreshoresites, which were chosen according to the previous field experience of the TeamLeader and Director, and examination of the Thames Archaeological Survey archive(which contains information about foreshore sites investigated from 1996-9).Criteria for sites chosen were location (a sample across the Greater London riparianboroughs); accessibility (with regard to future training and outreach events); to linkwith project partners and supporter organisations (in this quarter, the ThamesExplorer Trust at Chiswick and the Environment Agency at Charlton); and the rangeof archaeological features represented at each site (see Archaeological SiteSummaries).Figure 2: Nautical timbers at Charlton, November 2008Events organised/ presented:Introduction to the TDP (22/11/08) at MoL [NRC, GM, LJR, DJ]
  9. 9. Events attended:Thames Festival (13/14 September), TEP Annual Forum (16/10/08), LondonArchaeological Forum (22/10/08), Thames21 Training Day (24/11/08)Figure 3: Thames Discovery Programme stall at the Thames Festival, September 2008Dissemination:Article for Talk of the ThamesPublicity materials: TDP postcards at NAS Conference, Thames Festival, TEP AnnualForum, and personal contacts.Resources developed:TDP website structure developed with LP ArchaeologyFlickr account set up and first sets of images uploaded (LJR, NRC)Articles about Geology (DJ), Erosion & Deposition (LJR) and the TDP Logo (LJR)uploaded to TDP website.
  10. 10. 2nd quarter: 26/11/08 – 05/03/09Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFHL04 Isleworth Team familiarisation / C14 samplingFHL12 Strand on the Team familiarisationGreenFCY04 Custom House Assessment and survey with MoLA Geomatics Set up for FROG Training Filming with Tollan Films FROG TrainingFGW14 Charlton Alpha surveyFHM04 Crabtree Wharf Survey with MoLA Geomatics (commercial work)FSW01 Bermondsey C14 samplingFHL10 Brentford Riverside Team familiarisationFRM22 Brentford Ait Team familiarisationFKN01 Chelsea Assessment visit with UCL studentFCY01 Trig Lane Guided tour for City University studentsFSW12 Winchester Wharf FamiliarisationDeptford Creek FamiliarisationDuring this quarter, a considerable number of site trips were organised; teamattendance at visits was affected by illness. Repeat visits were made to two sitesfrom the first quarter selected for future FROG Training (Custom House andCharlton), and the first weekend Day 2 FROG sessions were held at Custom House.Figure 4: Deptford Creek walk, with the Creekside Centre, March 2009
  11. 11. The programme of site selection during this quarter was again designed to introducethe team to further examples of known key sites, using the criteria above (location,accessibility, partner organisations and archaeology). This quarter also sawuniversity involvement with the development of three Masters dissertation projectsbased on TDP fieldwork and data (by Lisa Gray, Eliott Wragg and Lorna RichardsonUCL) and a guided walk for City University evening class students.Figure 5: FROG Training at Custom House, February 2009A Christmas social event was held at UCL for partners and supporters and a secondintroductory lecture about the project was held at LAARC.Additionally during this quarter, commercial work was undertaken with MoLA,commissioned by Arups, which discovered a previously unrecorded fish trap inHammersmith.Events organised/ presented:a) Xmas with the TDP at UCL (05/12/08) [GM, NRC, LJR, DJ, LAB]b) FROG Day 1 Training at UCL (24/01/09) [GM, NRC, LJR, DJ]c) FROG Day 2 Training at Custom House (14-15/02/09) [GM, NRC, LJR, DJ]d) Introduction to the TDP at LAARC (27/02/09) [NRC]e) Guided walk for City University at Trig Lane (28/02/09) [NRC]
  12. 12. Events attended:Thames Gateway Forum (26/11/08) (NRC)Dissemination:Newspaper articles in Hackney Gazette and Hackney TodayLectures presented: Bexley Archaeological Group (NRC), MoLA (NRC), Careers Day @Institute of Archaeology (LJR)Publicity materials: postcards in LAMAS newsletter, Day 1 FROG Training (in packs),LAARC reception, Hackney Borough libraries and personal contacts.Resources developed:FROG Training Packs which include FROG certificate, health and safety information,Code of Conduct, project background, evaluation and diversity monitoring forms,photo consent forms, local libraries list, Dark Waters map, Portable AntiquitiesScheme leaflet, Talk of the Thames magazine and TDP postcards / poster (all)Key Site information for Custom House – in packs and uploaded to website (DJ, NRC).Volunteers assessed finds collected during the TAS project in preparation for newArchaeology for All (TET) teaching sets (NRC)
  13. 13. 3rd quarter: 05/03/09 – 02/07/09Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFHM07-08 Fulham Assessment visitFWW04 Putney Survey with MoLA GeomaticsFHL04 Isleworth Assessment and survey with MoLA Geomatics Guided public walk FROG Training x 2 Filming with Tollan FilmsFKN01 Chelsea Sampling for student projectFCY04 Custom House Guided public walk FROG training events x 2FLM01 Vauxhall Assessment visitFSW12 Winchester Wharf Assessment visitCanary Wharf to Burrell’s Rapid walkoverWharfFGW14 Charlton Survey with MoLA Geomatics Guided public walk FROG training Filming with Tollan FilmsFSW03 Rotherhithe Assessment visitFCY01 Trig Lane Guided walk for City University studentsFGW04 Greenwich Palace Guided public walkFTH02 Alderman Stairs Survey with MoLA Geomatics Summer Season Week 1This quarter saw new staff in place following David Jamieson’s resignation; theSurvey Officer role was split into two – Eliott Wragg as Field Officer and StuartBrookes as GIS Officer. As both new team members had previous foreshoreexperience, little familiarisation was needed, meaning that 2 further cycles of FROGtraining were successfully completed, at Custom House (April and June), Isleworth(April and June) and Charlton (June) together with the first week of FROG summerfieldwork at Alderman Stairs, also in June. Additionally, survey with MoLAGeomatics was undertaken at Putney to support the work of the WandsworthHistorical Society. Guided public walks took place at Custom House, Isleworth,Charlton, Trig Lane and Greenwich. Assessment visits were undertaken to Fulham,Vauxhall (where a newly revealed structure was sampled), Winchester Wharf, theIsle of Dogs and Rotherhithe to inform planning of future fieldwork and publicevents, and to develop partner links (with Fulham Palace, English Heritage andBankside STEWards at Fulham, Vauxhall and Winchester Wharf respectively).Three evening events were also held at LAARC.
  14. 14. Figure 6: FROG training at Isleworth, April 2009Events organised / presented:a) Guided walk at Isleworth 15/03/09) [NRC, LJR]b) FROG Day 1 Training at UCL (21/03/09) [GM, NRC, LJR, DJ]c) FROG Film night at LAARC (15/04/09) [NRC]d) Treasure and the Thames at LAARC (20/04/09) [NRC, LJR]e) FROG Day 2 Training at Custom House (25/04/09) [GM, EW]f) FROG Day 2 Training at Isleworth (25-26/04/09) [NRC, LJR]g) Guided walk at Custom House (17/05/09) [NRC]h) Dirty Nails at LAARC (18/05/09) [NRC, LJR]i) Guided walk at Charlton (30/05/09) [NRC, LJR, EW]j) FROG Day 1 Training at UCL (06/06/09) [GM, NRC, LJR, EW]k) FROG Tour of LAARC (12/06/09) [NRC]l) Guided walk at Trig Lane (13/06/09) [NRC]m) Guided walk at Greenwich (14/06/09) [GM, NRC, LAB]n) FROG Tour of MiD (21/06/09) [LJR]o) FROG Day 2 Training at Custom House (27-28/06/09) [SB]p) FROG Day 2 Training at Charlton (27-28/06/09) [NRC, GM, EW, LJR]q) FROG Day 2 Training at Isleworth (27-28/06/09) [LAB]r) FROG Tour of Syon House dig (28/06/09) [NRC]
  15. 15. Figure 7: Treasure and the Thames seminar, April 2009Figure 8: At Trig Lane, June 2009
  16. 16. Events attended:IFA Conference (NRC), LAMAS conference (NRC, LJR), Social Media Exchange (LJR),UCL Public Engagement Symposium (NRC), Maritime Research Framework (NRC,EW), London Research Strategy (NRC), Missing Out Conference (LJR), EH Focus group(LJR), UEL Mayfest (LJR)Dissemination:Articles for Surrey Newsletter, LAMAS Newsletter, Talk of the Thames, BritishArchaeology.Newspaper/Newsletter: 1st TDP Newsletter produced.Lectures presented: City of London Archaeological Society, Wandsworth HistoricalSociety, Association of American Study Abroad Programme, Merton HistoricalSociety, Raynes Park Library, City University course on Thames (8 x weeks) – all NRC.Teaching and Learning in Archaeology, HEA Conference (LJR), PEU Symposium (GM).Publicity materials: postcards at IFA Conference, Day 1 FROG Training (in packs),Mayfest, Wandle Valley Festival, LAARC Reception and personal contacts.Resources developed:Key site information for Isleworth and Charlton – uploaded to website (NRC, EW)Discussion with TET re end of project education deliverables (LJR, NRC, AndyHawkins)
  17. 17. 4th quarter: 03/07/09 – 16/09/09Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFTH01 Tower of London Assessment visit Festival of British Archaeology public eventFHM07-08 Fulham Assessment visit Survey with MoLA Geomatics Radiocarbon sampling Dendrochronological sampling Festival of British Archaeology public event (guided walks)FCY04 Custom House Festival of British Archaeology YAC visitFHL20 Chiswick Festival of British Archaeology public event (guided walk)FGW14 Charlton Summer Season Week 2 Press eventRainham / Purfleet Assessment visitFWW03 Putney Assessment and survey with MoLA Geomatics Summer Season Week 3FWS01 Bermondsey Survey with MoLA Geomatics Guided public walkGravesend Commercial work for Giffords DBAAnother very busy quarter characterised by numerous public events, such as thoselinked with the Festival of British Archaeology (FoBA); these included a familyforeshore day at Fulham Palace, attendance at the Open Foreshore Weekend at theTower of London, YAC guided walk at Custom House, and a guided walk and ancientwoodworking demonstration at Chiswick Pier Fun Day. The Charlton site was thesubject of a press release and a guided walk was organised to Bermondsey. Twofurther weeks of summer fieldwork were completed at Charlton (July) and Putney(August), as were assessment visits to the Tower of London and Rainham / Purfleet(links developed with Historic Royal Palaces and RSPB Rainham).Radiocarbon results returned for the Vauxhall sample were late Mesolithic in date.At Fulham, a newly discovered structure was sampled for radiocarbon dating duringthe FoBA event (returning an Iron Age date) and a second structure was sampled fordendrochronological analysis. The latter sample unfortunately did not date,however map regression suggests an early 18th century date for the structure. Asample of human bone was also submitted for radiocarbon dating (from a skulldiscovered by a mudlarker – Nick Stevens – at Burrell’s Wharf) – this also returnedan early 18th century date.
  18. 18. Figure 9: Sampling at Fulham, August 2009During this quarter, TDP was commissioned by Giffords to undertake desk basedassessment of the Town Pier at Gravesend, which included a visit to the site.Events organised/ presented:a) FROG tour of MoL (18/07/09) [LJR]b) Fun on the Foreshore at Fulham (23/07/09) [NRC, LJR, EW]c) YAC walk at Custom House (25/07/09) [LJR]d) Guided walk at Chiswick (26/07/09) [NRC, EW]e) FROG Tour of Thames Barrier (31/07/09) [NRC]f) Artefact sorting sessions at MoL / MiD (01-02/08/09) [GM, NRC, EW]g) FROG Tour of Fulham Palace (26/08/09) [NRC]h) Guided walk at Bermondsey (10/09/09) [GM, NRC]Events attended:Pimms on the Quad (NRC/GM), London Bridge Festival (NRC/GM), Tower of LondonOpen Foreshore (NRC, LR, EW), Gunnersbury Park Museum (LJR), UCL 4 London(NRC/GM), Thames Festival (NRC/GM/LJR)
  19. 19. Figure 10: Tower Beach Open Weekend, July 2009 (photo by Dan Swift)Dissemination:Academic papers: 1 x Masters essay completed (Juanita MacDougall)Articles for Talk of the Thames, British ArchaeologyNewspaper/Newsletter: 2nd TDP Newsletter, Evening Standard, BBC, ITVLectures presented: Fulham Palace (NRC/Phil Emery), Greenwich Industrial Society(LR/EW), MiD (NRC/LR), Greenwich Heritage Centre (LR/EW), Orpington and DistrictArchaeological Society (GM)Publicity material: several hundred postcards distributed at summer eventsExhibition: Chiswick Pier TrustResources developed:Key site information for Alderman Stairs, Fulham, Putney and Bermondsey uploadedto website (NRC).Team discussion of Riverpedia project (all)Article about the UCL Public Engagement Unit uploaded to TDP website (LJR).
  20. 20. 5th quarter: 16/09/09 – 27/01/10Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFSW01 Bermondsey Summer Season Wk4FHL12 Strand on the Green Preparation and survey with MoLA Geomatics FROG trainingFLM01 Vauxhall Sampling, survey with MoLA GeomaticsFGW23 Tripcockness Assessment visitFHM08 Carrara Wharf FROG led fieldworkFRM11 Richmond Guided walkFTH07 Shadwell Assessment visitFTH15 Burrell’s Wharf Assessment visit Excavation of skeleton, survey with MoLA Geomatics Filming with Tollan FilmsFGW14 Charlton Filming with BBC Inside OutFSW11 Bankside Guided walkThis quarter saw the completion of the 2009 Summer Season with fieldwork atBermondsey in September, and the 5th cycle of FROG Training with a weekendsession held at Strand on the Green in October.Figure 11: FROG Fieldwork at Bermondsey, September 2009
  21. 21. Figure 12: Survey at Vauxhall, October 2009The Vauxhall Mesolithic structure was revisited, again with English Heritage andMuseum of London staff, and further samples taken to confirm the date from theoriginal sample. The first independent FROG project was initiated and run duringNovember at Carrara Wharf in Hammersmith, with support from the TDP team; theFROG members discovered part of the 1729 bridge preserved within the dock.Assessment visits were undertaken to two sites not examined by the TAS (toTripcockness and Burrell’s Wharf), making links with the Digging Dad’s Army Projectand the Thames and Field Metal Detecting Society. An assessment visit was alsomade to Shadwell; a site previously investigated in detail by TAS and the City ofLondon Archaeological Society and identified as a possible key site. Access here isdifficult and it was decided to focus on a different site along this stretch offoreshore. Guided walks were run in Richmond (working with the EnvironmentTrust), Greenwich (led by the author S.I. Martin) and at Bankside (complementing atrip to Southwark Cathedral).The Charlton site was again the focus of media attention with filming for the BBC’sInside Out in December, while in January a further visit to Burrell’s Wharf discoveredthe remainder of the skeleton of a child, whose skull had previously been dated tothe early 18th century (see 4th Quarter above).Other project events included digital training sessions, and the first two lectures ofthe TDP seminar series at LAARC. No commercial site work was undertaken duringthis quarter.
  22. 22. Events organised/ presented:a) FROG Day 1 Training at UCL (10/10/09) [GM, NRC, EW, LJR]b) FROG Day 2 Training at Strand on the Green (17-18/10/09) [GM, NRC, EW]c) Black History month guided walk (19/10/09) [LJR]d) Digital Training workshop at IoA (24/10/09) [LJR]e) TDP Foreshore Forum at UCL (14/11/09) [GM, NRC, EW, LJR, SH, SB]f) Guided walk in Richmond (21/11/09) [EW]g) TDP Winter Social at UCL (11/12/09) [GM, NRC, EW]h) Digital Training workshop at IoA (12/12/09) [LJR]i) A Tale of the Thames at LAARC (18/01/10) [GM, NRC, EW]j) Guided walk at Bankside and Southwark Cathedral (23/01/10) [NRC]k) Dirty Thames at LAARC (25/01/10) [NRC, LJR]Events attended:Dover Marine Festival (LJR, EW, LAB), TEP Annual Forum (all), NAS Conference (EW),HWMTA Networking workshop (LJR), Thames and Field Metal Detecting Societymeeting (NRC), Bishopsgate Institute Oral History Workshop (LJR), Web 2.0 andSocial Media workshop (NRC), Provosts Annual Award for Public Engagement (NRC,LJR).Dissemination:Client reports: Gravesend DBA completedAcademic papers: 4 x Masters Dissertations completed (Eliott Wragg, Lisa Gray,Lorna Richardson, Camille Czerkowicz)Articles Talk of the Thames, London Archaeologist, Institute of Archaeologynewsletter.Newspaper/Newsletter/Press: 3rd and 4th TDP Newsletters produced, BBC InsideOutLectures presented: Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Group (NRC), TidalThames Conference (GM), Society of Antiquaries (GM), Southwark Cathedral (NRC),IoA Undergraduate Introduction and MA Public Archaeology course (LJR), Birkbeck(GM), Richmond Archaeology Society (LJR), TDP Forum (all), Digital Strategies inHeritage Conference (LJR), TDP Winter Social (GM, NRC), Theoretical ArchaeologyGroup Conference, Durham (NRC), LAMAS (NRC/Phil Emery), Chiswick Pier Trust(LJR).Publicity material: postcards in FROG packsExhibitions: Chiswick Pier Trust, LAARC, Greenwich Heritage CentreResources developed:Key site information uploaded for Strand-on-the-Green, Chelsea and Vauxhall (NRC).Application to Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust to develop foreshore Fact Sheetssuccessful (NRC).Team discussion of Riverpedia project (all)New TDP A4A set created from artefacts held in the TAS archive (NRC).Howard Trust project in development (LJR)
  23. 23. 6th quarter: 28/01/10 – 24/03/10Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFLM01 Vauxhall Monitoring visitFWW17 Nine Elms Assessment visitFKN01 Chelsea Monitoring visit with UniFROGFBX15/FBX16 Erith Assessment visitFGW04 Greenwich Palace Assessment visitFSW09 Surrey Docks Assessment visitFGW01/FGW02 Deptford Assessment visitFSW11 Bankside Preparation and survey with MoLA Geomatics FROG TrainingFCY01 Trig Lane Preparation and survey with MoLA Geomatics FROG TrainingFigure 13: MoLA Geomatics surveying at Greenwich, February 2010Site visits during the winter largely consisted of assessment trips in order to informforthcoming training sessions and summer fieldwork during 2010. The site atVauxhall was again visited with project partners (Museum of London and ThamesExplorer Trust) and initial fieldwork was undertaken with regard to the TDPDirector’s World War 2 project (focusing on the work of the Thames Flood Unit). An
  24. 24. unexpected by-product of a walk to Nine Elms, to look for evidence of wartimedamage, was the discovery of a previously unrecorded fish trap structure. TheChelsea site was visited with staff and students from the Institute of Archaeology,UCL as part of the planning for the University FROG team. At Erith, TDP teammembers were joined by English Heritage staff and members of the BexleyArchaeological Group. TDP is not keen to work extensively at this site due to accessdifficulties but BAG FROG members have independently pursued connections withthe nearby Yacht Club with a view to further work. At Greenwich Palace, a range ofnew structures were observed and links were made with Discover Greenwich andthe BBC’s Digging for Britain. Assessment visits were also made to Deptford andSurrey Docks, and FROG training sessions were held in Central London at Banksideand Trig Lane. Birkbeck University students visited the FROG session at Trig Lane.Fieldwork activity during this quarter also included that led by the independentFROG groups formed during the TDP Foreshore Forum in November 2009, withteams visiting the sites in Bermondsey and Isleworth.Project events during the winter were organised to provide activities for FROGs andmembers of the public off-site and included a number of evening lectures on a widevariety of Thames related subjects by guest speakers held at LAARC.Finally, during the 6th quarter, TDP was commissioned by the Port of LondonAuthority to attend dredging operations aboard a vessel in the estuary and recordnautical remains retrieved.Figure 14: Guided walk for Birkbeck students and FROG Training at Trig Lane, March 2010
  25. 25. Events organised/ presented:a) TET staff training day at Chiswick Pier Trust (29/01/10) [LJR]b) Digital Training workshop at IoA (30/01/10) [LJR]c) The Greenwich Tide Mill at LAARC (08/02/10) [GM, EW]d) FROG Day 1 at UCL (20/02/10) [GM, NRC, EW, LJR, MW]e) Digital Training workshop at IoA (27/02/10) [LJR]f) The Thames under Fire at LAARC (15/02/10) [GM, NRC, EW, LJR]g) Charlton Ships at LAARC (22/02/10) [EW]h) The future is wet at LAARC (15/03/10) [GM, NRC, EW]i) Hermitage Open Weekend (20-21/03/10) [LJR]j) FROG Day 2 Training at Trig Lane (20-21/03/10) [NRC, EW]k) FROG Day 2 Training at Bankside (20-21/03/10) [NRC, EW]l) A right royal river at LAARC (22/03/10) [GM, LJR]Events attended:UCL Remarkable Rivers (LJR, NRC, GM), LAMAS Conference (NRC, GM)Figure 15: Children’s activities at the Remarkable Rivers event, UCL, February 2010Schools events:Hermitage Primary School, Wapping
  26. 26. FROG led events:Southwark Library visit / Brunel walk and talk (13/02/10), Isleworth guided walk(14/02/10), PLA archives visit (13/03/10), Bermondsey site visit (21/03/10)Dissemination:Articles Current Archaeology, Island History, Past Horizons.Newspaper/Newsletter/Press: BBC Inside OutLectures presented: Blue Badge Guides (NRC), Chelsea Society (NRC), TwickenhamLocal History Society (NRC), LAMAS Conference (NRC, GM), UCL BA Undergraduates,(NRC/EW), Birkbeck Archaeology Society (LJR), Bristol MA Archaeology and ScreenMedia (LJR). Eliot School 6th form (LJR), Havering and Colchester 6th Forms (LJR),University of Luzern, Switzerland (LJR)Publicity materials: TDP postcards in FROG packs. New publicity leaflets printed. 100T-shirts ordered (first order sold out).Exhibition: Hermitage Community MooringsResources developed:Key site information uploaded for Bankside and Trig Lane (NRC).TDP Research Framework completed and uploaded (NRC).Riverpedia articles on Antiquarian Observations, Foreshore Pioneers, CommercialUnits and the Thames Archaeological Survey uploaded (NRC).
  27. 27. 7th quarter: 25/03/10 – 24/06/10Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFWW17 Nine Elms Sampling and survey with MoLA GeomaticsDeptford Visit to excavationsFHM07 Fulham Palace Assessment visitFGW23 Tripcockness Assessment visitFHM04 Crabtree Wharf Monitoring visitFHL10 Brentford Riverside Assessment visitFRM22 Brentford AitFRM16 Kew Assessment visitFWM06 Westminster Assessment visitFGW04 Greenwich Palace Preparation and survey with Geomatics Filming with BBC UniFROG Training FROG Photo Team SafariFGW14 Charlton Survey with MoLA Geomatics Summer season Wk1FCY01 Trig Lane Guided walkFTH15 Burrell’s Wharf Team familiarisation Survey with MoLA Geomatics Summer Season Wk 2FGW06 Greenwich Marsh Assessment visitDuring this quarter, trips to sites consisted of further assessment visits, follow upwork on those previously visited and fieldwork with the FROG (both for training andas part of the 2010 Summer Season). Thus, the newly discovered fish trap at NineElms was surveyed and sampled for radiocarbon dating and two sites were visited aspart of the ‘Thames at War’ project (Fulham Palace and Westminster).Figure 16: Defining the WW2 river wall breach at Fulham, March 2010.
  28. 28. Those sites which had only previously been visited by one of the CommunityArchaeologists were the subject of further familiarisation with a view to future work(Deptford, Tripcockness, Brentford, and Burrell’s Wharf). The site chosen as nextlocation for training – Greenwich Palace – was also the subject of press interest withfilming by the BBC’s Digging for Britain (broadcast summer 2010). A sample wasrecovered from the probable Tudor jetty structure and has been submitted toEnglish Heritage for dendrochonological analysis. A guided walk for staff from theHome Office was run at Trig Lane, on behalf of the Thames Explorer Trust. Twoweeks of Summer Season fieldwork were completed at Charlton (May) and Burrell’sWharf (June). Day 2 training opportunities were also offered on weekdays to FROGswanting to complete their course at Charlton.Figure 17: FROG fieldwork at Burrell’s Wharf, June 2010The independent FROG groups were active during this quarter with sessions atIsleworth and Bermondsey, and a FROG photography project visiting the Greenwichand Burrell’s Wharf sites. An independent FROG trained group (Syon HouseResearch Associates) also undertook foreshore recording at Syon House.Project events during this quarter included a number run as part of the Riverpediaproject including a lecture by author S.I. Martin on the Black Waterfront, the firstRiverpedia workshop on the Thames at War and a public event at DocklandsSettlement – the Docklands Discovery Day. Other events included the final lecture inthe evening seminar series at LAARC and a family event at RSPB Rainham.
  29. 29. During this quarter, TDP was commissioned by Haydn Evans to undertake anassessment of the foreshore at the Amylum Jetty site, in Greenwich.Figure 18: Attendees at the Thames at War Riverpedia workshop, May 2010Events organised/ presented:a) Viking Thames @ LAARC (29/03/10) [GM, NRC, LJR, EW, SH]b) FROG Day 1 Training @ Birkbeck (26+30/04/10) [NRC]c) Black Waterfront @ IoA (26/04/10) [LJR]d) FROG Day 2 Training at Greenwich Palace (01/05/10) [GM, NRC, EW]e) Memoryscape Walk, Greenwich (01/05/10) [LJR]f) Home Office walk at Trig Lane (21/05/10) [GM, NRC]g) The Thames at War Riverpedia Workshop @ UCL (22/05/10) [GM, NRC, LJR]h) Treasure and the Thames at Rainham RSPB (02/06/10) [NRC, LJR]i) Digital Training workshop @ IoA (05/06/10) [LJR]j) Docklands Discovery Day (19/06/10) [GM, LJR, SH, NRC, EW]Events attended:Centre for Audio-Visual Studies in Archaeology (LJR), CBA/London ArchaeologicalForum (NRC, LJR, EW), Gallery Preview, Museum of London (NRC), Bermondsey andRotherhithe Carnival (SH, GM, LJR), Greenfest, Hammersmith (LJR)Schools events:St Mary’s School, Isleworth (Howard Trust)
  30. 30. FROG led events:Isleworth refresher (11/04/10), Syon House foreshore (29-31/03/10), Bermondseysite trips (May/June), Photo safaris (June)Dissemination:Client reports: Amylum Silo and PLA dredging reportsArticles for Current Archaeology, Talk of the Thames.Newspaper/Newsletter/Press: 5th TDP Newsletter, Greenwich Time article, UCLAlumni magazine. BBC Digging for Britain filming at Greenwich.Lectures presented: Richmond Archaeology Society (NRC), Wandsworth HistoricalSociety (NRC), Kingston upon Thames Archaeology Society (LJR), KingstonAssociation of Wrens (EW)Publicity materials: TDP postcards in FROG packs and Mortimer Wheeler Housereception. New publicity leaflets printed.Resources developed:FROG Network set up on TDP website.Key site information uploaded for Chiswick, Greenwich Palace and Burrell’s Wharf(NRC).Foreshore Fact Sheets: Five completed by Chiz Harward of Urban Archaeology(information about fish traps, jetties / wharves, bargebeds / gridirons, causeways,vessels) and uploaded.FROG Guides 1-3 completed (information about fieldwork, outreach and unexplodedordnance) and uploaded to FROG Network (NRC, LJR).Riverpedia article on Fishtraps on the Thames uploaded (NRC).
  31. 31. 8th quarter: 25/06/10 – 06/10/10Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFTH01 Tower of London Survey with MoLA Geomatics Summer Season Wk 3 Open Foreshore weekendFGW04 Greenwich Palace Summer Season Wk 4 FROG Training Guided public walksFHL12 Strand on the Green Summer Season Wk 5 FROG Training Guided public walksFRM16 Kew Sampling and survey with MoLA Geomatics and RASFGW23 Tripcockness Survey with MoLA Geomatics Summer Season Wk 6 FROG TrainingFWS03 Rotherhithe Survey with MoLA Geomatics Summer Season Wk 7 Guided public walkFTH13 Millwall Assessment and sampling with TAFFigure 17: Final day of Summer Season fieldwork at Rotherhithe, September 2010During this quarter, five weeks of Summer Season fieldwork were completed withthe FROG at the Tower of London (July), Greenwich Palace (early August), Strand onthe Green (late August), Tripcockness (early September) and Rotherhithe (lateSeptember). Day 2 training opportunities were also offered on weekends to FROGswanting to complete their course at Greenwich, Strand on the Green, Tripcocknessand Rotherhithe. Survey with MoLA Geomatics was undertaken at Kew, to support
  32. 32. the ongoing work of the Richmond Archaeological Society on this site, and samplestaken from two structures (a causeway and a possible fishtrap) – these laterreturned medieval dates. Sampling was also undertaken at Tripcockness (BronzeAge paleoenvironmental deposits) and on a wattle panel (likely to be part of a 15thcentury eel or fish basket) at Millwall on the Isle of Dogs. A number of sites werealso visited as part of the ‘Thames at War’ project (in the City, Southwark, Lambethand Wandsworth).The independent FROG groups were active during this quarter with a guided walk ledby CoLAS / FROG members to Wapping, and the continuing FROG photographyproject.A number of on-site public events were run during the summer, both as part of theFestival of British Archaeology and as part of the wider TDP programme – theseincluded visits to the River Police Museum and a guided tour of the MoLAexcavations at the Theatre in Shoreditch, attendance at the Open Foreshoreweekend at the Tower Beach, outreach stalls at Hall Place in Bexley and findshandling sessions at the Museum of London, and TDP outreach stalls (manned byFROG members) in place during fieldwork at the Tower of London, Strand on theGreen and Greenwich Palace, as well as guided public walks.During this quarter the Thames Estuary Partnership requested that no furthercommercial work was administered through them, therefore all future commercialprojects (as part of the long term sustainability of the TDP) were undertaken outsideHLF project time; either as freelance projects or administered through Museum ofLondon Archaeology. There were also changes to the project team – LornaRichardson went part-time to begin a programme of full time postgraduate study,and Mike Webber was appointed as part time Outreach Officer. In June 2010, theGIS Officer post also became vacant upon the resignation of Sue Harrington.Events organised/ presented:a) Digital Training workshop @ IoA (03/07/10) [LJR]b) River Police Museum visit (07/07/10 [LJR]c) Photo workshop @ UCL (12/07/10) [LJR]d) The Theatre guided tour (29/07/10) [NRC]e) Photo workshops @ UCL (02-03/08/10)f) Discover Greenwich guided public walks (14/08/10) [NRC, EW]g) Digital Training workshop @ IoA (14/08/10) [LJR]h) MoL Day Out at Greenwich (15/08/10) [NRC, EW]i) Strand on the Green Open Day (29/08/10) [GM, NRC, EW, LJR]j) Rotherhithe Heritage Day (26/09/10) [LJR]
  33. 33. Figure 18: Visit to the Theatre site, July 2010Events attended:PEU Workshop (LJR), MoLA Summer Party (NRC), Pimms on the Quad (GM, NRC,EW), FoBA events [BAA Awards (GM, NRC, EW); Tower of London Open Foreshoreweekend (NRC, EW); Museum of London: Finds Handling (NRC, EW); Hall PlaceBexley (NRC)], Thames Festival (LJR), Hermitage Moorings Project Launch (EW),Isleworth Open House (LJR) UEL Freshers Fayre (LJR).Schools events:Futureversity (28/07/10), MoL Youth Engagement (16/08/10)FROG led events:CoLAS Wapping Walk (30/08/10), FROG Photo safari (24/07/10)Dissemination:Client reports: Written Schemes of Investigation for Tower of London and Kew.Internal reports: Community Archaeology Interim Report; Outreach Interim Report.Articles for Current Archaeology; Talk of the Thames.Newspaper/Newsletter/Press: London’s Olympic Waterscape film (June 2010) –Royal Holloway University, 6th and 7th TDP Newsletters. BBC Digging for Britain(broadcast 09/09/10).Lectures presented: West Essex Archaeological Group (EW), Thames and Field MetalDetecting Society (NRC)
  34. 34. Publicity materials: TDP postcards in Mortimer Wheeler House reception, leaflets atSouthwark Cathedral, and sent to Birkbeck UniversityExhibitions: FROG Photography:  The Thames in Focus at Discover Greenwich (15/09/10 – 01/11/10).  River Crossing at East London Photo Festival (01/10/10 – 31/10/10)Resources developed:Meeting to discuss monitoring programme and development (GM, NRC, EW)Howard Trust: lesson / session plans – see Evaluation Report (Richardson, 2011)Key site information uploaded for Tower of London, Tripcockness and Rotherhithe(NRC, EW).Riverpedia article on Medieval whales and whaling uploaded (NRC).
  35. 35. 9th quarter: 07/10/10 – 19/01/11Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFTH04 Wapping Assessment visitFTH01 Tower of London Monitoring visitFSW03 Rotherhithe Monitoring visitFRM11 Richmond Palace Guided public walkFCY04 Custom House Monitoring visitFieldwork during this quarter included an assessment visit to Wapping, andmonitoring trips to the Tower of London and Rotherhithe. At all three of these sites,the visits were undertaken to coincide with filming for the new Mudmen series byITN Productions. A guided public walk to Richmond Palace was arranged with theRichmond Archaeological Society to coincide with the draw off, and the final site visitof 2010 was a guided walk for Institute of Archaeology 1st year students to CustomHouse.The main focus of project events during the winter period was the second Riverpediaworkshop on the subject of human remains in November, and the second TDPForeshore Forum in December. Lecturers at the former event included staffmembers from the TDP, from the Osteoarchaeology Team at Museum of LondonArchaeology (MoLA), the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology at the Museum ofLondon, Birkbeck University, English Heritage and the Sedgeford Historical andArchaeological Research Project. The day was a mixture of short presentations bythe specialist contributors and small group seminar sessions on human anatomy,recording a skeleton, the differences between animal and human bones, pathologyand age/sex determination and human skeletal material from the foreshore. Eachparticipant was provided with handouts to support the group sessions. The themeof the Foreshore Forum was ‘The Thames at War’ (following up on the Riverpediaevent in May 2010) and included presentations from TDP staff members, theMuseum of London, Digging Dad’s Army and the Foreshore Recording andObservation Group, followed by a 1940s themed social. An auction of activitiesoffered by TDP staff and steering group members was held at the social to raisefunds (Southwark Cathedral tower tours, a visit to the Spitalfield Charnel House anda tour of the Greenwich barrow cemetery).Events organised/ presented:a) Riverpedia Human Remains Riverpedia Workshop @LAARC (06/11/10) [NRC]b) Visit to Richmond (10/11/10) [NRC, EW]c) Foreshore Forum / Winter Social @ UCL (11/12/10) [GM, NRC, SH, MW]
  36. 36. Figure 19: Human Remains Riverpedia Workshop, November 2010Figure 20: Guided walk at Richmond, November 2010
  37. 37. Events attended:TEP Forum (NRC, MW, GM), National Maritime Museum lecture (NRC), Henley Riverand Rowing Museum event (NRC), CBA Story of London (GM, LJR).Figure 21: TDP Outreach Officer Mike Webber at the TEP Forum, October 2010Dissemination:Articles for London Archaeologist; Talk of the Thames; DIG (USA)Newspaper/Newsletter/Press: articles in the Guardian, Evening Standard online,South London Press and widespread web notices (google ‘london oldest structurevauxhall’)Lectures presented: Docklands Study Group (EW), College and Canons of SouthwarkCathedral (NRC), Birkbeck Archaeology Society (NRC), NAS Conference (GM & EW),Spelthorne Archaeology Group (GM).Publicity materials: TDP postcards in Mortimer Wheeler House reception, leaflets atSouthwark Cathedral, leaflets sent to Water in London conference (18/01/10)Exhibitions: FROG Photography:  The Thames in Focus at Discover Greenwich (15/09/10 – 01/11/10).  River Crossing at East London Photo Festival (01/10/10 – 31/10/10)Resources developed:Slideshare uploads of Riverpedia Human remains presentations (NRC)TDP Bibliography uploaded (NRC)Riverpedia articles on London Riverside Churches uploaded (NRC)FROG Guide 4 (Human Remains) uploaded to FROG Network (NRC)
  38. 38. 10th quarter: 20/01/11 – 30/03/11Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFLM01 Vauxhall Guided public walk Survey with MoLA GeomaticsFGW04 Greenwich Palace Survey with MoLA GeomaticsFWW03 Putney FROG TrainingFKN01 Chelsea Monitoring visitA number of on-site activities were organised during this quarter to capitalise on thepublicity generated from the press release of the Vauxhall site, and as auction prizesfrom the last quarter’s conference. A guided walk to the Vauxhall site (with JonCotton from the Museum of London) revealed a number of new timbers, as well alarge assemblage of prehistoric lithics, and the site was subsequently re-surveyed byMoLA Geomatics. Trips were organised to Southwark Cathedral and also to theSpitalfields Charnel House (by Jane Sidell). A third Riverpedia workshop on thesubject of place-names (and including a guided walk) was held at UCL and a furtherround of FROG Training was held at Putney. A monitoring trip to Chelsea by the TDPCommunity Archaeologists found a human femur: the third to be recovered at thissite.Figure 22: FROG member Andy Becker with lithic find at Vauxhall, February 2011
  39. 39. Figure 23: FROG Training at Putney, March 2011This quarter saw a noticeable increase in the number of schools events (see below)organised by Mike Webber, the TDP Outreach Officer.Events organised/ presented:a) Tower Tour @ Southwark Cathedral (26/01/11) [NRC]b) Riverpedia Place Names Workshop @UCL (29/01/11) [NRC, SH]c) Vauxhall Walk (20/02/11) [NRC, GM, EW]d) Day 1 FROG Training @ UCL (12/03/11) [GM, NRC, EW, MW]e) Tower Tour @ Southwark Cathedral (02/03/11) [NRC]f) Day 2 FROG Training at Putney (20/03/11) [EW, NRC]Events attended:CASPAR seminar series lecture (NRC), Geoff Egan memorial (GM, NRC)Schools events:Foreshore walks: West Kent College, Art and Design, Brady Arts Centre, Fashion andTextiles, Whittington Hospital, Education Unit, London Wildlife Trust, FamilyLearning.Resource and activity trials Henry Maynard Primary School, LB Waltham Forest, TheGreek School, LB Haringey, Havering Sixth Form College, A level Archaeology, LB
  40. 40. Havering, Colchester 6th Form College, A level Archaeology, Scargill Infant School, LBHavering, St. Mary’s RC Primary School, LB Hounslow.FROG led events:Bermondsey FROG site visit (05/02/11)Dissemination:Articles for London Archaeologist; Rescue News; Talk of the Thames; NASNewsletter; Fish traps article for Martin Welch Festshrift.Newspaper/Newsletter/Press: article in the Fortean TimesLectures presented: Chiswick Pier Trust (EW), Friends of Raynes Park Library (EW),Research and Presentation - UCL 2nd Year (NRC / EW), UCL Lunch Hour Lecture (GM),Spelthorne U3A (NRC), Awards for the Presentation of Heritage Research (NRC),Enfield Archaeological Society (NRC)Publicity materials: TDP postcards in Mortimer Wheeler House reception / in FROGpacks.Resources developed:Key site information uploaded for Vauxhall (NRC)FROG Guide 5 (Place Names) uploaded to FROG Network (NRC)Place names presentation uploaded via Slideshare to Riverpedia (NRC)Development and trials continue of monitoring packs (EW)During this quarter it was decided at a Team Meeting (March 2011) to ‘mothball’ theARK (Archaeological Recording Kit) component of the TDP website.
  41. 41. 11th quarter: 31/03/11 – 13/07/11Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFTH01 Tower of London Guided public walkFGW04 Greenwich Palace FROG Training Monitoring visitFTH15 Burrell’s Wharf Monitoring visit Filming with Time TeamFSW11 Bankside Guided walk for Southwark Cathedral FAC Monitoring visitFSW03 Rotherhithe Monitoring visitFGW14 Charlton Monitoring visitFSW01 Bermondsey Monitoring visitFGW23 Tripcockness Monitoring visitFSW09 Surrey Docks Assessment visitFHL10 Brentford Riverside Survey with MoLA GeomaticsFRM22 Brentford Ait Summer Season Wk 1FTH04 Wapping Survey with MoLA Geomatics Summer Season Wk 2FHL06 Syon Reach Survey and sampling with MoLA Geomatics and SARAFNW11 King George V Dock Assessment visitAs in 2009-10, the spring / summer period was particularly busy on site with a rangeof fieldwork activities taking place. In April 2011, TDP ran a public event withHistoric Royal Palaces and the Thames and Field Metal Detecting Society, whichincluded a guided walk of the Tower Beach and displays and presentations in theWaterloo Block at the Tower of London. The 8th cycle of FROG training sawparticipants on the foreshore at Greenwich Palace in May, and all 300+ certifiedFROGs were offered the opportunity to undertake fieldwork from May – August.Fieldwork included Summer Season work at Brentford and Wapping, and monitoringvisits to key sites in east and central London.Three sites were surveyed by MoLA Geomatics: Wapping, Brentford and Syon Reach– where the TDP worked with SARA (Syon House Research Associates) to record theforeshore features, supported by the Maritime Volunteer Service. The site atBurrell’s Wharf was revisited during this quarter, both to undertake monitoring andto work with Channel 4’s Time Team on filming for a forthcoming special on EastLondon’s maritime history (to be broadcast in summer 2012 – to coincide with theOlympic Games). In June 2011, MoLA Geomatics were also employed to undertakeGIS work for the TDP – filling the role left vacant by Sue Harrington’s resignation inJune 2010.
  42. 42. Figure 24: Tower of London event, April 2011Figure 25: FROG Team photo with Tony Robinson at Burrell’s Wharf, July 2011
  43. 43. Other events and activities organised during this quarter included a second families’event at the RSPB Centre, and a very large public event at Southwark Cathedral,organised with the kind permission of Dean and Chapter. Over 230 people attendeda free evening lecture at the Cathedral; displays were provided by TDP, TEP, LAARC,the Cathedral’s Education Department and the FROG Photography Team, whomounted a temporary display of images taken during photo ‘pilgrimages’ organisedby FROG member, Peter Kyte. In July, a temporary TDP exhibition (curated by MikeWebber) was installed in the Museum of London’s Archaeology in Action gallery.Events organised/ presented:a) Foreshore workshop, East London University, Diaspora Group (08/04/11) [MW]b) Riverpedia Archives Course @LAARC (04-07 & 12-14/04/11) [NRC]c) Follow up @ Tower of London (20/04/11) [NRC, GM, EW]d) Day 1 FROG Training @ Birkbeck (10+13/05/11) [NRC]e) Day 2 FROG Training at Greenwich Palace (21-22/5/11) [GM, NRC, EW]f) RSPB Rainham Marshes Victorian Day Out (01/06/11) [NRC]g) River Police Museum visit (16/06/11) [NRC]h) Priors, Pilgrims, Potters and Pirates at Southwark Cathedral (06/07/11) [NRC, GM,EW, SH, MW]Figure 26: Lecture at Southwark Cathedral, July 2011 (Photo by Anies Hassan)Events attended:USA Ambassador’s Reception (NRC), IoA Public Engagement meeting (NRC)
  44. 44. Figure 27: TDP exhibition at the Museum of London, July 2011Schools events:Resource and activity trials:Hazelbury Junior School, LB Enfield, 3 groups in-school workshops (10/05/11)Woodside School, LB Bexley, SEN, 15-25 year olds, 3 in-school and 1 foreshoreworkshops, (16/05/11, FS 19/05/11, 17/06/11, 24/06/11, 19/07/11)Workshops undertaken:-Hazelbury Junior School, LB Enfield 3 groups in-school workshops (11/05/11)Woodlands, Infant School, LB Redbridge, 2 groups in-school workshops (13/05/11)Frith Manor Primary School, LB, Barnet, 3 groups in-school workshops (23/05/11)Scargill Infant School, LB Havering, in-school and foreshore workshops (24/03/11 andFS 06/06/11)Hillingdon Manor school, LB Hillingdon, 2 groups in-school, 1 foreshore, 15-25 yearolds, SEN (27/05/11 and FS 07/06/11)FROG led events:Bermondsey FROG site visit (18/06/11), FROG Photo Team Pilgrimage 6 x meetings inJuneDissemination:Academic papers: 6 x BA dissertations completed (Jo Warren, Alice Gibbs, RoxaneBurke, Charlotte Meynell, Adah Edmondson - UCL, and Andrea Choate – Birkbeck, 4 xdissertations in progress - Sarah Lucas, Tina Hoyle, Paul Clabburn, Dee Hannah -Birkbeck)Article for Talk of the ThamesNewspaper/Newsletter/Press: Filming with Time Team (July 2011)Lectures presented: Crown Estates (NRC), SPMA / IFA (NRC), LAMAS Conference(NRC/EW), Stow Lecture (GM), Charlton Society (EW), Londonicity Conference (NRC)
  45. 45. Publicity materials: TDP postcards in Mortimer Wheeler House reception / in FROGpacks.Exhibitions: FROG photo team exhibition at Southwark Cathedral, TDP Exhibition‘Lost and Found on the River Thames’ in the Museum of London’s Archaeology inAction gallery from July 4th.Resources developed:Key site information uploaded for Brentford (EW, NRC)Dipity timeline embedded for Custom House key site information (NRC)On site trials of Monitoring Packs (EW, GM, NRC)
  46. 46. 12th quarter: 14/07/11 – 30/09/11Fieldwork:Zone code / Location PurposeFTH02 Alderman Stairs Monitoring visitFCY01 Trig Lane Monitoring visitFCY04 Custom House Monitoring visitFTH01 Tower of London Survey with MoLA Geomatics Summer Season Wk 3 Public eventFGW14 Charlton Monitoring visit Filming with Time TeamFHL04 Isleworth Monitoring visitFHL12 Strand-on-the-Green Monitoring visitFHM07 Fulham Monitoring visitFWW03 Putney Monitoring visitFLM01 Vauxhall Monitoring visitOn-site work during the final quarter of the HLF project comprised five days at theTower of London foreshore (working with MoLA Geomatics, FROG members andmudlarkers from the Society of Thames Mudlarks and the Thames and Field MetalDetecting Society) which included attendance at the very busy Open Foreshoreweekend (working with HRP, CoLAS and Thames21). The remainder of the site workwas monitoring visits to key sites in central and west London, and a further sessionof filming with Time Team at Charlton.Figure 28: Erosion on the foreshore at the Tower Beach, July 2011
  47. 47. A number of public events were organised as part of the Festival of BritishArchaeology; these included attendance at the Tower Beach event as above, a visitto the Billingsgate Bath House, and the final Riverpedia workshop on the subject of‘Sail to Steam’ (changes in maritime technology) with a guest speaker from theNational Maritime Museum. In August, TDP staff worked with CBA London andCentral London and Camden YACs on a BBC Learning family event on the foreshoreat Trig Lane and at the Museum of London, and a guided walk was held on theforeshore as part of an event with the Wellcome Trust.The final TDP event of the HLF project was the 2-day Foreshore Forum at theMuseum of London in September. The weekend’s presentations included papersfrom TDP staff, members of the TDP Steering Group and project partners, theNautical Archaeology Society, Museum of London Archaeology, LP Archaeology, Pre-Construct Archaeology and a number of FROG members.Events organised / presented:a) Visit to Billingsgate Bath House (18/07/11) [NRC]b) Sail to Steam Riverpedia Workshop (30/07/11) [GM, EW]c) Birkbeck Summer School (01-05/08/11) [NRC, EW, GM]d) Fun on the Foreshore (06/08/11) [NRC, MW]e) Dirty Old Town (20/08/11) [MW]f) Foreshore Forum 2011 (17-18/09/11) [GM, NRC, EW, MW]Figure 29: Visit to Billingsgate Bath House, July 2011Events attended:Tower of London Open Foreshore (NRC), Thames Festival (MW)
  48. 48. Figure 30: Children’s activities at the Museum of London, August 2011FROG led events:Site visits: Bermondsey FROG (16/07/11; 06/08/11; 20/08/11; 03/09/11) andGreenwich FROG (03/09/11)Dissemination:Reports: Riverpedia report produced for UCL Public Engagement Unit.Academic papers: 3 x BA (Sarah Lucas, Tina Hoyle, Dee Hannah - Birkbeck) and 2 xMA dissertations in progress (Roz Currie UCL, Paul Clabburn Birkbeck)Article for London ArchaeologistNewsletter/Press: Filming with Time Team (July 2011), TDP films uploaded to 360Productions Youtube, TDP NewsletterLectures presented: Wandsworth Historical Society (NRC), Henley River and RowingMuseum (NRC), Greenwich Historical Society (EW), All at Sea and Site to Store (GM).Publicity materials: TDP postcards in Mortimer Wheeler House reception / in FROGpacks. TDP balloons in Museum of London Shop.Exhibitions: ‘Lost and Found on the River Thames’ in MoL until September 30th.Resources developed:Riverpedia key site information enhanced with new introductory abstracts,embedded slide shows and map links (NRC)Key site information uploaded for Wapping (EW, NRC)Slideshare uploads of Riverpedia Sail to Steam presentation (EW, NRC)
  49. 49. Summary dataHLF TargetsEventsOver 130 events were organised and presented by TDP staff during the three yearsof the project. These ranged from children’s activities and schools sessions, familyand adult guided foreshore walks and visits to other sites and museums acrossGreater London, FROG training and archaeological fieldwork (survey, sampling,recording and monitoring), seminars, workshops, evening lectures and conferences;these also included a series of more specialised workshops and courses which wasdeveloped as part of the Riverpedia project. All events, with the exception of theForeshore Forums in 2009 and 2010, have been free of charge.Figure 31: Monitoring trip to Vauxhall, August 2011Nearly 7000 people attended events run by the TDP. Additionally, the project teampresented numerous lectures to local archaeological and historical societies, incommunity centres, at academic conferences and universities, and at museums andheritage centres, including the British Museum. Meetings were held with a largenumber of partner organisations, project supporters and collaborators (see overleaf)to facilitate events, and to build a wide network of contacts with regard to the futuresustainability of the programme.
  50. 50. Meetings with partners / collaborators 2008-2011Thames Explorer Trust, Thames Estuary Partnership, MoLA Geomatics /Management / Photography / Finds Specialists / IT, LP Archaeology, MoL / LAARC,English Heritage (GLHER, GLAAS, Ancient Monuments Inspector, commissions,Scientific dating team, Science Advisor), Nautical Archaeology Society, EnvironmentAgency, Institute of Archaeology, (academic staff, Heritage Studies Research Group,Centre for Applied Archaeology), Pumphouse Museum, Richmond EnvironmentTrust, Camden YAC, Tina Sawyer, Arups, Birkbeck University (Syon House team,academic staff), Ben Timberlake (proposed Mudlarks Museum), Historic RoyalPalaces (Tower of London), Graham Keevill, Giffords, Fulham Palace, GreenwichHeritage Centre, Greenwich Borough Council, City of London Archaeological Society,Wandsworth Historical Society, Rainham RSPB, University of East London, ThamesRiver Police, CBA London and CBA York, UCL Widening Participation Dept, UCL PublicEngagement Unit, Thames 21 (River Programmes and Waterways Treasures Project),Syon House Research Associates, Hermitage Community Moorings / Hermitage RiverProjects, Isleworth History Society, Chiswick & Brentford Local History Society,Bishopsgate Institute, Bexley Archaeology Group, Bristol University Dept ofArchaeology, Greenwich Foundation, Royal Holloway and Bedford, DurhamUniversity, Dept of Archaeology, Thames Water, Chiz Harward (Urban Archaeology),Thames and Field Metal Detecting Society, Society of Thames Mudlarks, BBCtelevision (Inside Out and Digging For Britain, 360 Productions), DocklandsSettlement, Eastside Community Heritage, PLA (Gravesend), Vopak Terminal, DiggingDad’s Army, Foreshore Liaison Group, Brunel Museum, Island History Trust, MartinCottis (Artist), HQS Wellington, Mass Observation Communities Online project,Portable Antiquities Scheme, ITN Productions, Southwark Cathedral, MaritimeVolunteer Services, British Museum (Public Engagement), East Oxford ArchaeologyProject, Newham History & Archaeology Group, Time Team, Fulcrum TV for NationalGeographic, Crown Estates, Hult Business School, Mapping for Change, NationalMaritime Museum, London Wildlife Trust.
  51. 51. The Foreshore Recording and Observation GroupThe support of English Heritage (through the Capacity Building Grant) and the Port ofLondon Authority (through the provision of Permits to Search the Foreshore for TDPstaff and FROG members) is here gratefully acknowledged. Specific project aimsrelating to the development of the FROG are outlined below:1. Recording and dissemination of evidence revealed on the foreshore2. Community-based monitoring of sites as they erode3. Develop long-term sustainable method of monitoring and enjoying the rivers historic heritage4. Increase public participation in monitoring threatened sites5. Make records more accessible through Greater London Historic Environment Record6. Comprehensive training package for FROG members7. Work with existing archaeological societies8. Work with other foreshore- and river-user groups to widen community base across Greater London Area9. FROG members would use their training and awareness to contribute to the local planning process where there are local archaeological and heritage considerations, thus being involved in decisions about their heritage10. FROG members to work on the Beta survey and subsequent site monitoring11. Monitoring packs produced for each site12. FROG monitoring framework set up across Greater London from Richmond to Rainham13. FROG monitoring reports posted on TDP website and FROG Blog, and submitted to Greater London Historic Environment Record14. TDP will create a model Community Archaeology project, aspects of which could be replicated elsewhere15. Social, environmental and economic benefits of TDP16. Minimum of 30 full-trained FROGs required; 60 anticipated; the project could accommodate 30017. Health & Safety guidelines for working on the foreshore18. Training: 2-5 volunteers per site at 15 sites = 75 volunteers. Certificates awarded to volunteers for skills learnedAll FROG Training sessions were supported by professional archaeologists drawnfrom contracting units, including members of staff from Museum of LondonArchaeology, Pre-Construct Archaeology, LP Archaeology, Archaeology South Eastand AOC Archaeology, together with freelance staff. As the project developed, bothDay 1 and Day 2 training sessions were also supported by FROG members. In all,eight cycles of FROG Training were offered, with the Day 2 fieldwork taking place atsites across Greater London: Custom House (February 2009, April 2009, June 2009),Isleworth (April 2009, June 2009), Charlton (June 2009), Strand on the Green(October 2009), Bankside (March 2010), Trig Lane (March 2010), Greenwich Palace(May 2010, May 2011), and Putney (March 2011). Opportunities were also offeredduring Summer Season fieldwork in 2010 and 2011 to complete Day 2 training forvolunteers unable to attend earlier sessions.
  52. 52. Day 1 training included presentations on Project Background and SiteMethodologies, Documentary Research, Health and Safety and information aboutthe Key Sites and Research Themes. During the afternoon, trainees were dividedinto smaller groups for workshop sessions on finds identification and timber /masonry archaeological recording. Digital training was originally offered as part ofthe Day 1 training, however this was eventually replaced by optional group sessionsrun as separate events (2009-2010). Each trainee received a FROG Training Pack (fordescription of contents see Resources developed section in 2nd Quarter).Day 2 training included a guided walkover of each foreshore zone to introducetrainees to the sites and cleaning, recording and surveying of foreshore featuresaccording to the methodologies outlined in the Museum of London FieldworkManual and specialised proformas developed by the Thames Archaeological Survey.Both stages of the training process were evaluated through the use of standardisedfeedback forms.Once FROG members had completed the two days of training, they were invited tojoin in with as much or as little as they would like of the Summer Season fieldwork(booked through the Field Officer). Fieldwork for the Summer Seasons (2009-2011)was offered at the following sites: Alderman Stairs, Charlton, Putney, Bermondsey,Burrell’s Wharf, Tower of London, Strand on the Green, Tripcockness, Rotherhithe,Wapping, Brentford and Greenwich Palace; making use of available day time low tidewindows within the project time frame. This fieldwork gave volunteers theopportunity to engage with the archaeology of selected key sites in more detail, overa longer time period, with the aim of consolidating and developing skills gainedduring the training. The Summer Season fieldwork was also evaluated through afurther questionnaire.Additional events and other opportunities for the FROG and members of the publichave also been arranged as a result of building links with other organisations (asdescribed above) through the fieldwork programme. These included free entry tothe Tower of London and other palaces (HRP), guided tours of the Thames Barrier(Environment Agency), Fulham Palace excavations (Giffords), Syon Houseexcavations (Birkbeck University), the Theatre excavation (MoLA), the Billingsgatebath house (MoL / UCL), Southwark Cathedral (Cathedral Archaeologist), PoliceMuseum (River Police) and the Spitalfields Charnel House (EH). For qualitativeanalysis of data collected with regard to the experience of the FROG members, seeBell 2011.In total 331 individuals completed the FROG training process. This number alsoincludes a small group who undertook a five day training Summer School organisedby the TDP with Birkbeck University (see Sustainability below).
  53. 53. WebsiteA wide variety of information was developed and disseminated online through thededicated project website as part of the community archaeology programme, asoutlined in the quarterly report sections above. This included information about thekey sites, FROG Guides and Factsheets, Riverpedia articles, and shorter contributionsposted as FROG Blogs. In addition to adding text and image content directly into theTextpattern CMS, a range of different methods were used to embed data within theTDP website, including Scribd (PDF content), Slideshare (PDF, Powerpoint, and mpegfiles) and Dipity (timeline). Flickr (online photo sharing and management) was usedto host image content: over 1,700 photos have been uploaded to the TDP staffaccount. These images are geotagged (linked to mapping), and are searchablethrough a number of different avenues: by borough, by key site, by event andthrough the use of tags. A Wikipedia article about the project was created in January2010. For further information about the use of the website, see Richardson 2011.Figure 32: Screen shot of FROG blog page, September 2011
  54. 54. Links:www.thamesdiscovery.orghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/http://www.scribd.com/ThamesDiscoveryProgrammehttp://www.slideshare.net/thamesdiscoveryprogrammehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thames_Discovery_ProgrammeHits (as of 12/09/11):TDP site: 353,384 representing112,310 unique visitorsFlickr: 70,026 views of imagesScribd (74 uploads): 18,500+ ‘reads’Slideshare (21 uploads): 2,000+ viewsDipity timeline: 250+ viewsWikipedia: 6,096 views of articleAdditionally, thirteen short films were made by Anies Hassan of Tollan Films as partof the project; these were designed to introduce viewers to the project aims andmethodologies, archaeology on the key sites, health and safety, and also includedfootage of the FROG members talking about their work on the project. As well asbeing embedded within the TDP website, the project films have also been widelydisseminated online through uploading to a number of other sites including Vimeo,UCLTV (YouTube), 360 Productions (YouTube), Facebook and Past Horizons. In June2010, a 4 minute film about the project, presented by TDP Outreach Officer LornaRichardson, was installed as part of the Museum of London’s Archaeology in ActionGallery.Links:http://www.vimeo.com/thamesdiscoveryhttp://www.youtube.com/user/UCLTV#g/c/14089B3982C84BD3http://www.youtube.com/user/360Production#grid/user/1B9F9FC9DF7F5DA8http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/video/vidnews_feb11_300kW.htmlhttp://www.pasthorizons.tv/tv/Tollan/public/Hits (as of 12/09/11): 19,154. [NB viewing statistics from the Archaeology Channelare not publicly available].Average monthly visitor numbers to the Museum of London: c 38, 000 peopleSocial Media:Twitter: 445 followersFacebook group: 252 members / Fan page: 110 members – 20,000+ post viewsThe TDP website has been archived with the British Library:http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/49905706/source/alphaSchoolsSee Richardson, 2011
  55. 55. ExhibitionsTravelling exhibitions have been set up at numerous locations across Greater Londonand beyond, as part of larger community and civic events such as GreenFest(Hammersmith) UEL Mayfest / Freshers Fayre, Isleworth Open House, GunnersburyMuseum, Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Carnival, Hermitage Moorings, ThamesGateway Forum, the Thames Estuary Partnership Forum (three times), LondonBridge Festival, the Thames Festival (three times) and the Dover Marine Festival.Displays were also set up at Festival of British Archaeology events such as those heldat Fulham Palace, Hall Place Bexley, the Tower of London (three times), Museum ofLondon (twice) and Museum of London in Docklands. Public events organised /presented by TDP also included small ‘pop up’ exhibitions and information about theproject. Temporary exhibitions were installed at Southwark Cathedral (one nightonly), Greenwich Heritage Centre, Chiswick Pier Trust, Discover Greenwich andLAARC, and the project is featured in the Archaeology in Action Gallery at theMuseum of London, both as part of permanent gallery installation (film produced byTollan Films) and from July – September 2011 – ‘Lost and Found in the River Thames’;a temporary exhibition about the TDP curated by TDP Outreach Officer, MikeWebber.SustainabilityThe Thames Discovery Programme is a high profile community archaeology project:the project generated widespread media coverage (television, newspaper andonline) and in 2010 the project website won the British Archaeological Award for theBest Representation of Archaeology in the Media while in 2011, the project was oneof five projects from across Britain nominated for Best Research Project by CurrentArchaeology. Negotiations with Museum of London Archaeology have resulted in anoffer of employment for two core TDP staff (one full time and one part time) fromOctober 2011, fulfilling the final HLF Project Aim with regard to embedding theproject within an institutional context to secure a sustainable future. The ThamesDiscovery Programme remains committed to supporting and encouraging the FROGthrough email and phone contact, meetings in person both on site and in the office,the provision of equipment, and the production of fact sheets, guidelines, archiveinformation and key site information to add to the Training Packs each participantreceived at their Day 1 Training sessions. Further development of online resources,including use of the FROG Network and the Community Map, are key to thedevelopment of the monitoring system established during the lifetime of the HLFproject.In March 2008, a list of proposed key sites was drawn up (see Appendix 1). Of those,all have been visited, with the exception of Barking Creek, in addition to many othersites (see following chapter). Archaeological fieldwork across Greater London(including guided walks, assessment visits, training sessions, summer recording andsurvey work, the radiocarbon sampling programme and monitoring sessions) hasclearly demonstrated that much remains to be discovered within the inter-tidal zone.Future development of the fieldwork programme will expand the number of keysites, continue to offer summer season fieldwork for FROG members, and encouragethe ‘adoption’ of key sites for monitoring by independent FROG team. The
  56. 56. Bermondsey and Syon FROG teams are now well established and groups are evolvingat Greenwich and Vauxhall. Continuing to work with local archaeological societieswith foreshore interests (such as CoLAS, RAS, WHS, the Society of Thames Mudlarksand the Thames and Field Metal Detecting Society) is also important. The foreshoresof the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, and Newham remain largelyunexplored (by either TAS or TDP) and it is hoped that this can be remedied in thefuture: the foreshore adjacent to King George V Dock has been visited and anabandoned ship noted. This site has been identified as a candidate for future work.Links with universities will also be explored during the next phase of the project,especially with regard to future FROG training opportunities (such as the SummerSchool run with Birkbeck University in August 2011), research projects (includingfurther undergraduate and postgraduate studies) and connections with publicengagement initiatives. The generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund is heregratefully acknowledged and it is hoped that the ‘TDP model’ for a successfulcommunity archaeology and outreach programme is one that can be widely applied.
  57. 57. Archaeological site summaries:The dynamic tidal regime has meant the discovery and recording of a range ofsignificant archaeological features / structures during the period October 2008 –September 2011 under the auspices of the Thames Discovery Programme. In total,45 foreshore zones were visited. These include the TDP key sites (below inalphabetical order by site name) and a number of others visited and / or surveyed asa part of the community archaeology programme (see Figure 33). The support ofEnglish Heritage (in particular John Meadows, Jane Sidell and Alex Bayliss) isgratefully acknowledged with regard to radiocarbon sampling at a number of sites.TDP Key Sites:Alderman Stairs FTH02: NGR 533961 180257This site was recorded by the Thames Archaeological Survey and was known to havesurviving archaeology relating to post-medieval use of the foreshore. Fieldworkundertaken at the site by the TDP / FROG included recording the Victorian masonryand timber causeway, with associated log drain, and the remains of a small vesselused as bargebed make-up. Other archaeological features of interest on the siteinclude the substantial remains of a series of timber wharves and earlier jettieslocated below 20th century structures, crane bases and brick built riverside walls. Aninteresting range of artefacts have also been noted at the site including ships nailsand disarticulated nautical timbers, glass bottles and clay pipes, and modern Hinduritual artefacts.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623253948359/Bankside FSW11: NGR 532043 180568The foreshore at Bankside has been previously surveyed on a number of occasions:by the Thames Archaeological Survey, by Museum of London Archaeology (prior tothe construction of the Millennium Bridge) and by the Bankside Stewards group /Fiona Haughey. Archaeological remains surviving on the site include in situpaleoenvironmental deposits (dated to the Neolithic period), and a wide range ofpost medieval and early modern structures including bargebeds, jetty and wharfstructures, drains and mooring features. Other features on the site include theremains of causeways and other access points, and a widespread artefact scattercomprising ships nails, nautical timbers, clay pipes, ceramics and glass bottles. Theforeshore is eroding noticeably in some areas, particularly around the Globe Stairs,and a build up of sand deposits has been recorded near the Founders Arms Stairs.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623378566632/Bermondsey FSW01: NGR 534265 179832This foreshore site has been under investigation since the early 1990s by UCL(Institute of Archaeology), the Thames Archaeological Survey, English Heritage andMuseum of London Archaeology. Significant archaeological remains include anassemblage of prehistoric artefacts ranging in date from the Mesolithic period to the
  58. 58. Iron Age, a well preserved sequence of foreshore deposits (protected by the existingChambers Wharf jetty) and a large and varied group of post-medieval structuresincluding a possible fish trap, nautical timbers (some reused as gridirons) andartefacts relating to riverside industry such as sugar refinery ware. The skeleton of ayoung woman, dated to the late medieval period was excavated on this site andartefacts relating to modern Hindu activity have also been recorded.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623378502706/Brentford Riverside FHL10 / Brentford Ait FRM22: NGR 518491 177748Some work was undertaken at this site by the Thames Archaeological Survey, andduring the late 19th and early 20th century, the Brentford area was investigated byantiquarians and archaeologists from the London Museum: Sir Mortimer Wheelerfound Roman remains near the mouth of the River Brent. An assemblage ofabandoned vessels survives on the Brentford foreshore and on the ait, together withstructures associated with boat building and repair. The TDP recorded twoabandoned vessels which are thought to be ex Royal Navy pinnaces dating to the20th century.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157627485189446/Burrell’s Wharf FTH15: NGR 537567 178295This site was not investigated by the Thames Archaeological Survey. In April 2009, amudlarker found a human skull on the foreshore, which was reported to theMuseum of London. A sample from the skull was radiocarbon dated by EnglishHeritage (to the early 18th century) and the rest of the child’s skeleton was excavatedin early 2010. This child had been deliberately buried on the foreshore. Burrell’sWharf is also the site of the launch of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s last project, the SSGreat Eastern. The TDP has recorded the remains of the launch slipways surviving onthe foreshore, and is campaigning with the Brunel Museum for a memorial at thesite.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623253967135/Charlton FGW14: NGR 540858 179179This site was not investigated by the Thames Archaeological Survey. Survey by theTDP / FROG has recorded two large structures on the foreshore, the site belowCastle’s Shipbreaking yard. One appears to have been constructed in 1904/05 out oftimbers from HMS Duke of Wellington, at least one of HMSs Anson, Edgar orHannibal, and iron from HMS Ajax. The other seems likely to have been built in the19th century of timbers from a warship of small frigate or sloop type. Revetmentswere also recorded as being partially built from vessel timbers. Thus, this sitepreserves archaeological evidence for one of the most revolutionary periods of navaldevelopment – in less than 40 years the ships of Nelson had been replaced by steel
  59. 59. battleships, powered by steam engines and mounting huge guns. Apart fromsubmerged shipwrecks, this may well be the only known archaeological evidence ofvessels from this period in Europe.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623253828865/Chelsea FKN01: NGR 526715 177301Archaeological features surviving at this site have been investigated in detail by theThames Archaeological Survey and Museum of London Archaeology. The site issignificant because of the surviving deposits, structures and artefacts representingthousands of years of activity. These include the remains of a paleoenvironmentaldeposit which contains an extraordinary artefactual assemblage including a Neolithicwooden club or beater, lithics, ceramics and animal and human bones. Part of aBronze Age trepanned skull was found in 2001 and two leg bones have been datedto the Bronze Age and Neolithic periods. A recent monitoring visit to the site by TDPfound a third femur. Also on the site are two mid-Saxon fish traps and timbersrepresenting post-medieval activity probably relating to the Greaves boatyard.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623378489178/Chiswick FHL20: NGR 521828 177921This site was surveyed by the Thames Archaeological Survey and Museum of LondonArchaeology. The Victorian causeway at the site was recorded in detail, providing auseful study of erosion. Other features of interest on the site include the remains ofa jetty and peat deposits exposed on Chiswick Ait.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623378522804/Custom House FCY04: NGR 533113 180576This site was recorded by the Thames Archaeological Survey and also by the City ofLondon Archaeology Society during the 1990s. Features of interest include severalphases of wharf structures located beneath Billingsgate Wharf, the 1819 CustomHouse gridiron and riverside wall (which includes parish boundary markers and highwater marks), the remains of three vessels and an interesting artefactual assemblageincluding a wide variety of shells relating to the Billingsgate Fishmarket, animalbones, clay pipes and ceramics. Mudlarkers have also reported a number of findsfrom the site, including four Anglo-Saxon strap ends.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623253795681/Fulham Palace FHM07: NGR 524009 175951Work at this site by the Thames Archaeological Survey recorded a limited number offeatures on the foreshore; these included peat deposits and timber piles which may
  60. 60. represent the remains of a stair or causeway providing access to the Bishop’s Palace.Survey by the Thames Discovery Programme in 2009 recorded three timber pilesrepresenting a structure of as yet unknown function of Iron Age date; interestingresearch remains to be undertaken on the possible association of this somewhatmysterious structure and the wider archaeological landscape. Modern ritual Hinduactivity has also been recorded at this site.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623378600754/Greenwich Palace FGW04: NGR 538642 178088This site was studied in detail by the Thames Archaeological Survey, however recentwork by the Thames Discovery Programme has recorded a range of new features,suggesting considerable erosion is occurring at the site. These include a number ofnew timber and masonry structures together with deposits of unabraded ceramicsand other artefacts, which probably relate to Tudor activity on the waterfront of thenearby palace of Placentia. Further east, a series of timber piles and baseplates,likely to be medieval in origin, have been recorded – these appear to represent ajetty or pier structure. Other features of interest include the 17th century riversidewall (the foundations of which are also visible), and the waterfront of the TrinityAlmshouses at the eastern end of the zone.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623378537596/Isleworth FHL04: NGR 516822 176029The foreshore at Isleworth, and along Syon Reach, was investigated during the 1950s– 1970s by Ivor Noel Hume and the West London Archaeological Field Group.Fieldwork by the Thames Archaeological Survey and Museum of London Archaeologyrecorded a mid Saxon fish trap on the foreshore during the 1990s. Further samplingby the TDP confirmed the association of a contemporary causeway or access leadingto the trap. Additionally, recording was undertaken by the TDP / FROG on aVictorian causeway structure and the masonry slipway near the London ApprenticePH. An interesting assemblage of worked stone survives on the foreshore and Hinduartefacts have been noted on a number of occasions.Site photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesdiscovery/collections/72157623378456424/Putney FWW03: NGR 524297 175598The Thames Archaeological Survey recorded part of the surviving remains of the1729 bridge footings, and the TDP completed a detailed survey of the same feature.Also recorded at this site were a wooden drain and a causeway (probably both ofVictorian date) and parts of a very large hard, which includes a possible crane base,located near Putney Railway Bridge. Other features of interest on the site includedrainage outfalls, and the remains of an aqueduct beneath Putney Bridge, Victorianbrick built riverside walls, and numerous finds of Hindu artefacts.

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