Katherine Wiseman

Kate Wiseman

Combining Passions

A love of mudlarking and history come together in a new children’s book series.
It was a windy day in Greenwich, London, home to the Cutty Sark tea clipper, the much-loved Chelsea pensioners, and the Royal Maritime Museum, and my friend. Joy, and I were impatiently waiting for the arrival of an acquaintance who was to take us on a treasure hunt along the foreshore. This would be my first experience of mudlarking and one of the most exciting days of my life. Our
guide turned out to be a fount of knowledge, and his expertise in pinpointing treasures hidden by mud and rubble was astonishing.
“Look for places where
the tide has washed away some of the debris,” he said. “Always check out patches

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