As the tide washes out from the banks of the River Thames in London, it reveals secrets the capital has kept underwater for centuries.
Once the river drains, it exposes a stony foreshore and soon solitary individuals are scouring the surface for hidden treasures – some with a small garden trowel, others searching with their bare hands.
These amateur archeologists proudly call themselves ‘mudlarks’. Back in Victorian times, mudlarking was a miserable way for London’s poorest to earn a living, selling scraps from the river – but now it’s a fascinating hobby for many.
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