Tales of the Thames – Mudlarking with Nicola White

Dec 23, 2017, 08:38 AM

Author Michael John finds for treasures along the foreshore of the River Thames with renowned mudlark Nicola White. Mudlarks are urban beachcombers who scavenge for items of interest or value in the muddy banks of tidal rivers. In London, when the waters withdraw, vast expanses of silty, rocky, rubbish-strewn sludge are exposed along the length of the Thames, and that’s when Nicola goes to work. Over the years, she has amassed a huge collection of items, from gold jewellery to messages in bottles and even an unexploded hand grenade. Every find has a story attached to it and the tale she tells Michael John in this wonderful podcast will surprise and move you. To learn more about Boat Radio, and to find out how an advert for your product or service can be heard around 300,000 times per month by boaters worldwide, visit http://www.boatradio.tv/