I’ve been meaning to post about this for several days now; on the 25th of March, my Thames Foreshore Permit arrived. For the next three years, I’ll be able to dig on the foreshore to a depth of seven centimeters, scouring the banks of the tidal Thames for treasure and relics. If I report enough finds to the PAS and the Museum of London over that period, I’ll be eligible to apply for one of only about fifty mudlark permits, and to become a member of the Society of Thames Mudlarks.
The permit arrived with various maps depicting in detail which areas I am eligible to detect and search. I hope that my Maldon training lends itself to the Thames search. It would be a rare and fine thing to belong to the society.
Can anyone identify this burgundy metal? I’m wondering if it’s a lead alloy of some sort.
I am writing a paper, but the call of the wild proved too strong in this sunshine. The CS3MX immediately found targets: a screw; a bicycle inner tube valve, a pull tab, and a rusted old pocket knife.