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We’re delighted to have received funding this year from City Bridge Trust for a three year project to engage older Londoners aged over 75 in the archaeology of the Thames foreshore. The Thames Discovery Programme has been running for eight years, training and supporting volunteers to record and monitor the foreshore and helping people from across London to learn more about the archaeology on the Thames. This funding means we can expand our work and include older people in all aspects of what we do.

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There’s a wide range of ways we are working with groups of older Londoners, including giving talks about our work, running hands-on workshops, leading guided walks on the foreshore and along the Thames Path, as well as training people to record and monitor Thames archaeology. If you are involved with a group with older members, or are over 75 yourself, and would be interested in organising a walk or talk or volunteering with us, please do get in touch!

Riverside Strolls

We are running a series of Riverside Strolls, shorter than our usual guided walks, lasting about 45 minutes at a gentle pace, along the Thames Path with step free access. We will finish the walks examining finds from the foreshore over a cup of tea or coffee in a local venue. They are aimed at people who might have difficulty accessing the foreshore, although all are welcome.

Our first walk will be at Strand on the Green Riverside Stroll on 16th December 2016, 10am. All walks are free for anyone over 75 (including one free drink). Book your ticket here

Foreshore Walks

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You can also join us on one of our regular foreshore walks for free if you are aged over 75. Our next walk is at Wapping on the 19th December 2016. To book your free ticket, contact us on the details below. There’s more information about the walk here

If you are interested in getting involved or attending one of our events, email us at thamesdiscovery@mola.org.uk or phone 020 7410 2207.