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(Collector's Weekly)   People are collecting hypocaust tiles, sugar crushers, aglets, and goblets adorned with raspberry prunts along the the muddy banks of the Thames   (collectorsweekly.com) divider line
    More: Cool, London, River Thames, Finds Liaison Officer, Lara Maiklem, banks of this tidal river, valuable find, centuries-old ring, 16th-century child's shoe  
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2020-06-01 9:53:24 PM  
Oh come on I'm not the only one who read that as "holocaust tiles."
 
2020-06-01 10:02:14 PM  
I am somewhat unembarrassed to admit that I watch mudlarking videos on youtube from time to time.
 
2020-06-01 10:03:41 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Oh come on I'm not the only one who read that as "holocaust tiles."


No.  I came in here to post this pic with this text

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"What I wouldn't give for a holocaust tile."

Fortunately, you posted while I was grabbing the pic, and you have saved me the trouble of looking like a moron that can't read headlines properly.  Thank you.
 
2020-06-01 10:30:52 PM  
I can't be the only one who read it as "mudfarking"....
 
2020-06-01 11:24:59 PM  
Holocaust, sugar tits and raspberry punts?
 
2020-06-02 1:55:56 AM  
I paid for a permit to mudlark pre-pandemic...then everything went to heck. I wonder if they will still let me get a permit whenever they get back into that office.

T_T

I was SOOOO looking forward to digging up Victorian trash!

...and hoping I would 't find anything grim, like the mudlarker who found a kid's skull and skeleton. (Likely an executed pickpocket from hundreds of years ago)
 
2020-06-02 2:10:59 AM  
That is actually something I would seriously love to do. Unfortunately I live on the other side of the globe.
 
2020-06-02 2:15:23 AM  
Their true purpose is sinister.
 
2020-06-02 2:32:56 AM  
There are some places where humans have lived so long I doubt you could put put a shovel in the ground without finding something at least a century old. They found Richard III's coffin under parking lot!
 
2020-06-02 2:50:27 AM  
How dare you gloss right over this pristine evidence of the phallus-dog. subby?
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2020-06-02 3:54:59 AM  
Great find, subby...thanks. I did a bit of mudlarking both times I've been to London, although I wasn't familiar with the term then. No digging...just picking from the surface. I'm just the sort that is always looking on the ground for shiny things, like a magpie...found a farking little Venetian glass bead on the lawn of my apartment complex in California where the gutter makes a pool when it rains. I've got a tray full of stuff I found walking the dogs here, which includes a sterling and turquoise bracelet in a parking lot not too long ago, and a gold and mother-of-pearl stud saved from a city park, under a big tree. The knife with red stuff on the blade, um, yeah, I left that one in situ.

In London on the Thames, there is so much you can't take a step without walking on historic objects...they're everywhere. I found some neat medieval and Roman ceramic bits, a maybe gold-plated button cover, and some fossil animal bones, teeth, and a horn. It's not a question of whether you will find something, but just how much you want, and are able, to take away. Bring a bag or something.

+1 would mudlark again anywhere I go in Europe, where it's legal.

/Check local laws, ppl
 
2020-06-02 9:30:27 AM  
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But you don't have to go to London. Whenever the Kaw goes up and then dries out, all sorts of pioneer era stuff comes out. Recovered this beauty as you see it; my daughter and I uncovered it from the sand. We've also seen a buckboard wagon, an actual wagon wheel, cow ribs, fishing line weights and old tile (probably from the 20s or 30s.) Also too many rusted hinges to even count.
 
2020-06-02 1:25:49 PM  

DanInKansas: [Fark user image image 425x566]But you don't have to go to London. Whenever the Kaw goes up and then dries out, all sorts of pioneer era stuff comes out. Recovered this beauty as you see it; my daughter and I uncovered it from the sand. We've also seen a buckboard wagon, an actual wagon wheel, cow ribs, fishing line weights and old tile (probably from the 20s or 30s.) Also too many rusted hinges to even count.


CSB!

I also read the headline wrong.
 
2020-06-02 10:01:00 PM  

lindalouwho: I also read the headline wrong.


Moron.  Can't read headlines properly.  Pshaw.
 
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