Ted Sandling on mudlarking

Interview by Bridget Osborne

August 2016

Ted Sandling, author of London in Fragments, appeared at the Chiswick Book Festival in 2016 to talk about mudlarking. Ted studied art history and worked for Christie’s Education. He spends a lot of his time mudlarking: wandering about the foreshore of the River Thames looking for fragments of history.

In his hugely entertaining and informing book London in Fragments he tells the history of London through the bits and pieces he’d picked beside the river. I met him where else but on the River Thames foreshore at Strand on the Green at low tide to go mudlarking and see what we could find.