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 6th – 12th June 2020.

The Wonderful Walbrook


Our recommended read this week was the fabulous and FREE e-publication by our colleagues at MOLA Archaeology at Bloomberg. This book summarises the archaeological discoveries made at this amazing site, and the histories of investigation, leading up to the re-creation of the Mithraeum you can visit today. [Please note of course that while the venue is currently closed, there is much to explore online via their website].

Lowdown Lockdown – Take 2


On Sunday 7th June, we virtually visited our second site during lockdown – this time exploring the City foreshore from Trig Lane downstream to Custom House via Queenhithe and Cannon Street. Again we have saved the visit via Twitter as a ‘Moment’ for our archive – and you can read all about it here.

What’s on Your Shelves?

The remainder of the week had a bit of a ‘Museum at Home’ theme as I turned my attention to a few of the artefacts that have been collected on the foreshore over the years and have made their way back to my house! These included an echinoid fossil from the Tower Beach, a medieval tile with a dog paw print from Custom House, a selection of ceramics ranging in date from Roman to modern (from all over the place!), a pastry jigger from Surrey Docks Farm and a Victorian school medal found by Graham in Westminster.