• Short Summary

    A group of archaeology enthusiasts look for buried treasure on the muddy shores of the Thames.

  • Description

    River Thames, London.

    L/S of the muddy shores of the Thames between Blackfriars and Southwark. M/S of London University student, Janet Manning climbing down a ladder from a wharf onto the mud. Janet joins three other amateur archaeologists 'mudlarking' - they are all members of the Thames Basin Archaeology Group.

    C/U of the water washing over a broken bottle buried in the shore. One of the male archaeologists picks up the bottle and places it in a bag. C/U of broken clay pipes half buried in the mud. C/U of a student's hands cleaning a piece of pottery. M/S of a woman (not Janet as commentary suggests!) picking up a Maria Theresa dollar. The others rush over the have a look. C/U of the coin in a hand.

    C/U of cleaned broken pipes lying on a wall. Janet and her companions catalogue their hoard on a bridge parapet above the Thames mud. Extreme C/U of the hoard - old spoons, more pipes, bits of pottery.

    The other students are named as Marjorie Gillespie, Peter A. Clayton and John Casey.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:23:00 / 01:28:15:00
    CP 418

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