Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Can You Dig It?

Archaeology Walks in Southwark, Bermondsey & Bankside this weekend…

Kevin Flude and Dougie Killock are giving special London Walks around the Archaeology of Southwark this weekend.

The meeting point for both of the Archaeology Excursions is London Bridge Tube, the Tooley Street exit.

London Walks has organised a weekend of special archaeological walks around the fascinating area of Southwark. The first walk, at 10.45 on Saturday 17th November will provide a survey of the Archaeology and History of Southwark. It will begin with the prehistoric origins which make it the most interesting area of London at this period of history, and then trace the origins and development of the Roman City on small islands in the Thames, and the mystery of what happened to the area during the so-called Dark Ages. The walk will also conclude with the excavations of the remains of the Elizabethan & Jacobean Theatre.

On Sunday 18th November 2012 at 2.30 pm, the focus of the walks shifts eastwards, with a look at the finds to the East of London Bridge, and will follow a trail into the interesting area of Bermondsey, home of the leather trade in London, and will end with an examination of the archaeology and remains of one of Britain's most famous Abbeys – Bermondsey Abbey.

Kevin Flude is a former Museum of London archaeologist, who is now the Director of the Old Operating Theatre Museum. He has enjoyed leading Guided Walks since the late 1970's.

Dougie Killock began his archaeological career as a volunteer on the excavations of Bermondsey Abbey and has since worked as a professional archaeologist on the Abbey, nearby Pope’s mansion, and in Southwark at Ewer Street, the Roman religious complex at Tabard Square and cemetery at Trinity Street, amongst other sites.


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