As we can’t get out on to the foreshore at the moment, we’re sharing some of our #ForeshoreFavourites on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We’ll do a regular FROG blog round up too, as an archive and for those of you not on social media. Here are our posts from the 30th May – 5th June 2020.

The Week in Review


Another busy week on the Thames Discovery social channels! We started with a little bit of introspection by looking at our own entry on Wikipedia, which is in need of some updating! On Sunday 31st May we joined in with London History Day by sharing some beautiful watercolours of archaeological finds from the City and Southwark, painted by Beatrix Potter. An exhibition in 1990 at the Museum of London ‘The Tale of London Past’, curated by Jenny Hall and Eileen Jay, displayed some of her paintings. For the commemorations of D-Day we shared a new Riverpedia article by Gustav, about lighters and lightermen on the Thames and their role during World War II.

The Fabulous FROG

For Volunteers Week, a huge thank you to all of our wonderful Foreshore Recording and Observation Group volunteers! We’ve updated the pinned post on our social channels; in line with recent government advice, our group activities remain suspended for the time being.


Amongst the stories from our volunteers that we shared this week were the very first FROGBlog written by Andy Longfellow in 2009 and a brand new FROGBlog by Liz Anderson about one of her foreshore finds and its links to events on the river during World War II. Going further back in time, we also shared the discovery of a fragment of Roman procuratorial tile, found by Iwona during a guided walk – you can read the record on the Portable Antiquities website here.