On this page i will be marking falls, trips and slips in the mud. As you know the Thames foreshore is a dangerous place and you must be carefull when entering it especially
down stairs as all of them are extremely slippery. Even when walking around the foreshore keep your eyes open for wires sticking up, out crops of rock and of course mud holes.
Over the years i have tripped over, slipped over and fell down the odd stair, (and i am carefull) its just one of those things down there hence why you should always have 2 of you down there at the same time to look after each other.
On each slip, trip and fall you must mark yourself out of 10. Starting from our first field trip we will have a slip of the year award judged on length of slip, amount of mud you get covered in and embarassment level. These are as follows............
Field andy taking photos on first club outing fell backwards over out crop of rock, no mud, but good embarassment level 7/10.
sunday 8th october 06 - Dave and chaz digging. Dave slid off the board. Chaz said it was good. 7/10
sunday 8th october 06 - yes it was me steve, carrying all of thames andys gear, tripped on a wire and fell face down in the thick mud using all of andys gear (bag, clothes, coat etc) to break my fall. He was well chuffed but worst of all there was about 10 people watching so id actually give myself 8.5/10
MASS MUD GETS YOU EXTRA POINTS !
I'LL GIVE YOU MARKS OUT OF 10
COME ON , ITS HAPPEND TO US ALL........STICK IT ON THE BOARD !!!!
I LOOK AT THESE PICTURES AND HEAR ABOUT PEOPLES GOLF WEEKENDS AT WORK ETC.........THIS DIGGING LARK.....THERES NOTHING LIKE IT !!!! **** THE GOLF, GO AND DO SOMETHING A BIT DIFFERENT FROM THE NORM !!!! (THIS REALLY KEEPS YOU MEGA FIT TOO......THERE ARE NO FAT DIGGERS, THE WEIGHT FALLS OFF YOU!!) APART FROM TIGHT WAD.....BIG BONED !! SNIGGER.......
OOOOOH, F**K IT !!!
DONT KEEP THAT FALL TO YOURSELF !!!!
STICK IT ON THE BOARD AND MARK IT
OUT OF TEN........
AT SOME POINT YOU'VE ALL FALLEN OVER IN THAT MUD........SHARE THE MOMENT WITH FRIENDS !!! (YOU KNOW IT WONT GO ANY FURTHER !!)
THE "BEACHCOMBERS" MOVIE
A FILM ABOUT LOVE AND MUDLARKING !!!!
I WAS ASKED TO BE THE THAMES / BEACHCOMBING ADVISOR FOR A FILM STARRING CHARITY WAKEFIELD (ST TRIN'S STAR) AND THE GREAT RASMUS HARDIKER (SAXONDALE). A LOVE STORY ABOUT TWO MUDLARKS WHO SPY ON EACH OTHER FROM EACH SIDE OF THE THAMES (BUT NEVER MEET IN PERSON) AND IN THE END THEY MEET ON TOWER BRIDGE AND FALL IN LOVE !!!!
THE WHOLE CREW AND STARS WERE SUPERB, AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PIC'S, SOME OF THE LOCATION WORK WAS GREAT FOR PIC'S..........BEST OF ALL WAS WHEN I ASKED THE PRODUCER IF I COULD BORROW THE SPEED BOAT ? (TO WHICH HE SAID "NO TROUBLE") AND EAGLE AND I SET OF DOWN THE THAMES IN OUR OWN BOAT !!!! SOME OF THESE PICS SHOW THE AREAS WHERE WE DIG......SO SEEING THEM FROM THE WATER SIDE IS WELL WEIRD !!!!
P.S EAGLE WALKED STRAIGHT ONTO THE 4-SHORE AND PICKED UP A "GOLD COIN" !!! (HOW THE F**K DOES HE DO IT ???) AND RASMUS HARDIKER (THE ACTOR) IS A TOP MAN.......IVE GOTTA SAY THAT AS HE'S BEEN ON THE WEBSITE !!!! "A REAL TOP BLOKE THOUGH, AND ACTOR" !!!!
JUST HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE THAMES PICS......SOME OF THE BEST IVE TAKEN.............
THIS FILM IS NOW UP FOR A BAFTA AWARD !!! (FOR THE SMALL FILM'S CAT)
THIS IS WHEN THE PRODUCER LET US NICK THE BOAT TO GO UP THE THAMES !!!