£15 – £26

Clayground Thames Foreshore Walk

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Wapping Station

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E1W 3PA

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We lead walks on London's beaches with specialist Thames archaeologist, Mike Webber, as part of Clayground Collective's exploration of clay wherever it occurs.

The River foreshore is littered with ceramics, each one holding clues to the capital's social, cultural and trading history. Fragments from Roman, medieval, Tudor and later eras are regularly found. London's 17th and 18th century potteries were an important part of the capital's early industrial and economic development until competition from the potteries in Stoke-on-Trent sparked their decline. Many pothouses were located beside the Thames as smooth water transport enabled the import of heavy raw materials and export of fragile wares. Waste from London's potteries was frequently deposited on the foreshore to stabilise the banks for boat maintenance. Each tide turns up new material.

These foreshore walks with a focus on ceramics are very popular. Although somewhat specialised they appeal to people of all ages giving an unforgettable perspective on the city.

Numbers are limited and booking is absolutely essential. The walks are suitable for all ages above 8 years old. Please note however they are not suitable for anyone who lacks confidence using stairs or walking on uneven ground.

Booking is now open for the walk on:

Sunday, 1 September, 0945, Wapping

The sessions last about 2.5 hours. Timings are determined by the tide. Further detailed instructions and precise meeting point will be sent on booking.

Proceeds above costs go towards Clayground's creative projects engaging the public in clay and making. Clayground holds a group walk licence from the Port of London Authority.


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