Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Virtual Talk: Thames Mudlarking; London’s Lost Treasures

April 24 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm BST

Emery Walker was a leading light of the Arts and Crafts movement and a typographer whose work advanced the techniques of printing and book illustration at the beginning of the 20th century. Together with T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and based in Hammersmith, he developed the Doves Press until the two of them spectacularly fell out.

For over 100 years, the Doves Type lay at the bottom of the River Thames after T.J. Cobden-Sanderson discarded them off Hammersmith Bridge to prevent Emery Walker from ever using them again.

Over the past two years, mudlark Jason Sandy has found some of the Doves Type. At this talk Jason will tell the extraordinary story of the Doves Type and share some of his favourite mudlarking finds from the River Thames, spanning from prehistoric to modern times. Some of these historically significant artefacts are on display in various museums in Britain. Each artefact gives us a unique glimpse into life in London throughout the ages.

This is a live talk on Zoom. Once you have booked your ticket, you will be sent the joining instructions.

Entry to this talk is by donation. Your support of the Emery Walker Trust is greatly appreciated during these difficult times.

For more details see eventbrite.co.uk

See our Things to do listings for all the events happening in Chiswick

chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick

Support The Chiswick Calendar

The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and information daily. We are editorially independent.

Please support us by buying us the equivalent of a monthly cup of coffee (or more, if you insist). Click here to support us.

To subscribe to the weekly newsletter, go here.

 

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
, , , , ,

Other

Additional Information:
This is an online event

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
, , , , ,

Other

Additional Information:
This is an online event