Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Research taking place into the heritage of the Surrey Docks Farm site

Excavation taking place on the Thames foreshore
at Bermondsey Wall West
I was just having a look at the Surrey Docks Farm website to check out their latest news, and found that a Heritage Lottery Fund project is being rolled out at the site of the farm.

With the assistance of Thames Discovery (which is holding tomorrow's Stephen Humphrey lecture about Rotherhithe), they are looking into the history of the site that the farm now occupies, and will be carrying out archaeological surveys in the immediate area to see if more clues are available about the site's past.

They would welcome any input from anyone who may know more about the site's earlier roles as a shipyard, timber yard, river ambulance station and its uses in the poorly documented period between 1945 and 1985.  Any sort of information will be welcome, whether you have personal memories or can tell them stories you have heard from family members or friends.     

It sounds like a really excellent project.

Have a look at the news update on the Surrey Docks Farm website for more information and contact details:

Pure self indulgence on my part:
A sleepy June piglet at Surrey Docks Farm

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