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Archaeology Ambassadors explore the foreshore with the Thames Discovery Programme

Archaeology Ambassadors are influential leaders and experts from the worlds of business, industry and heritage in the London area.  Drawing on their connections, Archaeology Ambassadors raise awareness for MOLA’s Research and Community Programme and promote the significant impact these projects have on society.

During the past month these Archaeology Ambassadors joined foreshore archaeology experts Eliott Wragg and Joshua Frost, from MOLA’s flagship project, The Thames Discovery Programme for two discovery walks.

The walks explored the foreshore from Hanover Stairs to Kings Stairs giving the group an opportunity to learn a host of facts about the past including; Ship building through the ages, Second World War bomb damage, the first police station in the UK, the remains of ship-breaker’s yards, Saxon fish traps and modern day river wall erosion.  Everyone  left far more aware of the archaeology that can be discovered along the foreshore, as well as the detailed work that the Thames Discovery team and their volunteers, FROGs, carry out with each visit.

Getting involved yourself

If you are interested in becoming a FROG or joining in with the calendar of events that the Thames Discovery Programme hold every year, please visit their website.

MOLA would like to thank the current Archaeology Ambassadors for their continued support. If you are interested in being an Archaeology Ambassador, please contact our Director of Development and Fundraising, Suzie Haworth, at or call 0207 410 2219.

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