Thursday, 11 July 2019

Lara Maiklem

I have been following various Mud Larkers including Lara Maiklem for some time now and I was thrilled that she announced her book release for 'Mudlarking' and forthcoming feature on Radio 4's Book of the week. The endpapers above are illustrated by a fellow mud larker called Jonny, from his mud larking diary and are stunning!
Mud Larkers are people who beach comb the tidal line of the Thames in London for treasure . . .

Above: spectacle lenses all found within half a mile of each other. 
Below: 19th-century clay pipe bowl

and treasure they find! 

Above: Frozen Charlottes are glazed or unglazed porcelain dolls that date from the mid-19th-century to the early 20th-century. 
Below: a selection of precious and semi-precious beads. Bottom: Horseheads.

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