We celebrated our tenth anniversary on 13-14 October 2018 with our annual Foreshore Forum, this year a two day event held at UCL in conjunction with the Royal Archaeological Institute and generously supported by Team 2100.

Everyone enjoyed our birthday party – the high point of which were the astonishing foreshore cakes baked by Matt Hoskins, formerly a MOLA apprentice archaeologist.


We couldn’t have made the conference such a success without a lot of help so would like to thank all the Thames Discovery Programme volunteers; our MOLA colleagues, in particular Suzie Haworth, Amy Reid and Emma Bakel; Chris Haworth for taking the pictures; Matt Hoskins for making the cake; and the Royal Archaeological Institute and Team 2100 for supporting the event.

Most of the sessions were filmed by Recording Archaeology, and you can view them on YouTube.

View more photos from the weekend on Flickr.

Welcome and Year in Review

A round up of the year’s work by Eliott Wragg.

Art and Archaeology at the Thames Foreshore

FROG Member Melvyn Dresner looked at art and the City foreshore.

Special Mystery FROG

Nathalie Cohen was our Special Mystery FROG, and shared her perspective on the ten years of TDP.

Older Londoners Project Update

An update on the City Bridge Trust funded project by Helen Johnston.

Getting Their Feet Wet: A Year of the New TaDPoles Programme

Josh Frost discussing the Tideway TaDPoles project for young people.

Enabled Archaeology and the TDP

Theresa O’Mahony, a FROG member, talked about her work with the Enabled Archaeology Foundation and possible future links with TDP.

Archaeological Investigations at Tideway

Stella Bickelman from MOLA gave an overview of the Tideway excavations

Who were Roman Londoners?

Sadie Watson from MOLA exploring evidence from recent excavations

‘Glory is like a circle in the water’: Archaeology and Performance at Bankside’s First Tudor Playhouse – The Rose!

Suzanne Taylor, FROG member and volunteer with the The Rose Playhouse, explored The Rose’s unique combination of archaeology and theatrical performance for storytelling.

The Colne Valley in Prehistory: Finding Narrative in a Lesser-Known River Landscape

FROG Member Samantha Brummage talked about her PhD work on prehistoric landscapes in the Colne valley

When the Facts Change: Finding Officers’ Households at Roman Forts

Claire Millington, also a FROG Member, discussed her PhD work on Roman officers’ households.

Archaeological Evidence for Change in Tidal Levels on the Thames, an Update

Damian Goodburn explored the evidence for sea level changes along the Thames estuary

The Golden Age of Thames Antiquarians

Jon Cotton discussed the many antiquarian collections with links to the river.

Turning the Tide? Three Years of Community Archaeology on the English Coast

Stephanie Ostrich outlined the work of CITiZAN at the end of the first three years.

Intertidal Archaeology in the Severn Estuary and the Study of Prehistoric Routeways: Linking Wetland and Dry Land

Martin Bell of the University of Reading discussed his work on prehistoric routeways in the Severn Estuary

Intertidal Archaeology in Biscay: First Results for an Ongoing Project

Jose Manuel Mates Luque of Arqueocean discussed his work on the foreshores of the Basque Country in northern Spain.

Citizan Science in the Sunshine State: FPAN’s Programs in Training and Mobilizing Volunteers

Sarah Miller of the Florida Public Archaeology Network presented volunteer archaeology in the USA