Join writer Tom Chivers and mudlarker Lara Maiklem as they uncover and reclaim stories and histories from the earth upon and around which our city is built.
London’s premier mudlarker Lara Maiklem leads us through the city's history of mud.
The mudlark was born amongst the filth and chaos of Victorian London. These poor creatures were scavengers, wading through the foul-smelling mud to collect anything they could sell, such as rags, coal and rope. Most of the original mudlarks were children and old people, society's most vulnerable, but these days they are a band of searchers that scour the foreshore of the River Thames for objects that recover forgotten tales of history. We learn how it is often the smallest of objects that tell the greatest stories.
Meanwhile writer Tom Chivers takes us on a trip along hidden pathways, to explore lost islands and uncover the geological mysteries that burst up through the pavement and bubble to the surface of our streets. From Roman ruins to a submerged playhouse, from an abandoned Tube station to underground rivers,
We take a deep dive into the depths of the city to investigate urban edgelands: the in-between spaces where the natural world and the metropolis collide.
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