Richmond’s annual water ‘draw-off’ reveals remains of 500-year-old Tudor jetty

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Richmond’s annual water ‘draw-off’ reveals remains of 500-year-old Tudor jetty

Postby Community Editor » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:52 am

A 500-year-old Tudor jetty used by Elizabeth I will be visible at the Richmond foreshore for a short time only.

The annual maintenance ‘draw off’ of the water at Richmond lock and weir revealed the remains of the hidden structure and attracted history buffs keen to get up close with Richmond’s royal past, in a pursuit known as ‘mudlarking’.

Mudlarker Liz Anderson, who braved the cold to explore the wooden jetty that once served Richmond Palace, said: “It sends a shiver down your spine.

“It really is a portal into the past kind of feeling from something that most people don’t know is there.“When you’re thinking about all of that, you’re standing there with your eyes shut imagining the barges coming up, perhaps from Hampton Court.

For all you history buffs out there, here is more on mudlarking and the Tudor jetty in Richmond: http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/richmonds-a ... dor-jetty/

 
 
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