18 May 2019, 9am

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Explore the history and archaeology of this historic river crossing and visit our fieldwork recording the archaeology to be found on both banks of the Thames. You will learn about the Putney Debates during the Civil War and the the wealth and power of mediaeval bishops. This walk will give you a chance to explore the archaeological remains on the foreshore with archaeologists from the Thames Discovery Programme.

The walk will begin at 9am at Slipway at the end of Brewhouse Lane, Putney, downstream of Putney Bridge.

Our guided foreshore walks help support our work to monitor and record the vulnerable archaeology on the Thames foreshore.

Further information

Places are limited so booking is essential! The foreshore surface can be uneven and muddy – please wear sturdy footwear; boots or wellies are recommended! In case of inclement weather, the walks may be postponed or cancelled.

The details of the meeting place for each walk are on the booking link; we usually meet at the top of the nearest river stairs, unless otherwise stated. The tickets have the nearest postcode, but might not take you all the way to the stairs. Using Google maps and other online maps can be confusing as they don’t recognise the names of the river stairs or foreshore features, and may send you to the wrong place. Find the river, and you should find us nearby!

The TDP leads regular guided walks on the foreshore for adults, and families with older children and teenagers. These walks focus on the history and heritage of the river including those structures and features exposed by the movement of sediment in this dynamic environment, which are monitored and archaeologically recorded by the FROG. Some surface-only artefact handling may be permitted when attending a TDP foreshore walk, but all finds must be examined by the archaeologist on site, and significant artefacts must be recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme Please be aware that if you wish to regularly search the foreshore for artefacts at other times you must be in possession of a Permit to Search the Foreshore, issued by the Port of London Authority