‘Never trust a man with a balloon’: the aerial photography of the Guildhall amphitheatre

‘Never trust a man with a balloon’: the aerial photography of the Guildhall amphitheatre

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London Charterhouse 1990

The London Charterhouse 1990

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Fallen Gladiator of the Guildhall

Fallen Gladiator of the Guildhall

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80 Fenchurch Street, 2016

80 Fenchurch Street, 2016

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Spitalfields, 1999

Spitalfields, 1999

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1982 - Billingsgate Market Lorry Park

Billingsgate Royalty, 1982

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Hays Wharf, Southwark, 1988

Hays Wharf, 1986

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1988 - Fleet Valley

Fleet Valley, 1988

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1981 - 11-11a Pudding Lane

Pudding Lane, 1981

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Bucklersbury House, W F Grimes & Audrey Williams, 1954

Bucklersbury House, W F Grimes & Audrey Williams, 1954

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1984 - Leadenhall Court

Leadenhall Court, 1984

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Merton Priory, 1988

Merton Priory, 1988

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Bucklersbury-House-BZY10

Bloomberg London, 2013

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1987 - St Bartholomew the Great churchyard

St Bartholomew the Great, 1987

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Audrey Baines & Ivor Noël Hume, 1949

Audrey Baines & Ivor Noël Hume, 1949

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Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

Lloyds Register of Shipping, 1996

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Glasshill Street, Summer 1989

Glasshill Street, 1989

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1975 - GPO 76–80 Newgate Street

GPO Newgate Street, 1978

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1987 - Eagle House, 86–96 Cannon Street, EC4

Eagle House, Cannon Street, 1987

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Audrey Baines Trowel Blazer in the City of London

Audrey Baines, Spring 1949

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Convoys Wharf, 2011-2012

Convoys Wharf, 2011

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7-11 Bishopsgate, 1994

7-11 Bishopsgate, 1994

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1974 - New Fresh Wharf

Joe's Cafe, Lower Thames Street,1974

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Rose Theatre, April 1989

Rose Theatre, Southwark, 1989

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St Swithin’s House, Walbrook, 1949

St Swithin’s House, Walbrook, 1949

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Two photos taken in Smallhythe, Kent, by Rysz Bartkowiak
during the making of Time Team Episode 6, Series 6 (1999)

From Trevor Brigham

The two photos were taken in Smallhythe, Kent, by Rysz Bartkowiak during the making of Time Team Episode 6, Series 6 (1999), where TT were looking for a 15th-century dock next to the River Rother, one of a number of episodes with MoLAS involvement.

The first pic shows Damian Goodburn making a replica section of a clinker-built hull for the programme with the help of ancient tools (and no, I don't mean Phil Harding). Read More

 

Damian Goodburn and Phil Harding photographDamian Goodburn and Phil Harding


 

Fleet Valley Project (1989) "Life's Rich Tapestry"

Excavations in the Fleet Valley by the Museum of London’s Department of Urban Archaeology.
Narrated by David Bellamy

 

 

‘Welcome to the house of fun’

Written by Ian Blair

The dynamics of any archaeological excavation is largely driven by the personalities of the individuals who participated. This was amply illustrated on a small DUA site at 61 Queen Street in the City of London (QUN85), supervised by Mark Burch between October 1985-January 1986. By this point in the DUA’s evolution, most of the archaeologists had known one another for many years, and were now part of a close-knit family, who not only worked together, but played together.

Queen Street Excavation QUN85 Archaeology Today article published in 1987Early stages of the excavation at 61 Queen Street, with burials from the graveyard of St Martin Vintry being defined. Staff from left to right: Mike Inzani, Val Horsman, Mark Burch, Gina Porter, and Damian Goodburn.

The excavation at Queen Street was in the basement of a now vacant building, with our office on the ground floor above. The small team of archaeologists included Gina Porter, Peter Cardiff, Val Horsman, Damian Goodburn, Mike Inzani, and me. The archaeological sequence included the substantial walls and integral piers of a Roman masonry building, and burials from the graveyard of the medieval church of St Martin Vintry (see Archaeology Today article below).

Archaeology apart, the site will always be etched in my memory for the variety of gambling and sporting endeavours that we managed to pursue during our breaks from the trenches, far more than any other contemporary DUA site I can remember. Read More