Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Redbridge Mammoth Day

image of the new mammoth plaque
A family fun day on Ilford Lane to celebrate the installation of a new plaque commemorating the archaeological mammoth remains found in Ilford, during excavations in the 1850's
Saturday 10th November
12:00 - 18:00
Ilford Methodist Church Car park
corner of Britannia Road and lford Lane

Unveiling of the Mammoth plaque, musical and dance entertainment, free barbecue with vegan "Mammoth Burgers", face-painting, henna tattoos, Nail art, Recycling stall, plant growing, drawing and games for Children.

Senior guest speakers include:
  • Professor Adrian Lister - Paleontological department at the Natural History Museum London - World expert on Mammoths
  • William George - Former Professional Archivist and Geologist - Member of GeoEssex
  • Terry Quirk a retired university lecturer and leader of "Ilford Mammoth Project"
Contributors to the design and text for the monument include:
  • Peter Collins - Member of London GeoDiversity Partnership
  • Ian Dowling - Local Historian for Ilford Central Library
  • Natural History Museum Pictures Department and Paleontology Department
Mammoth bones are currently being displayed in Ilford Central Library and the Paleontological history of Ilford is most noted for the only complete Mammoth Skull and largest deposits of Mammoth remains ever found in Britain.

The complete skull is still one of the highlights of the various exhibitions in the Natural History Museum London and is termed "Ilford Mammoth"

A former plaque that had been installed during the Festival of Britain was stolen in January and a temporary plastic version was installed during the Olympic Torch Relay, before a crowd of over 400 people.

Note: Recent excavations nearby at Cricklefields suggest it is the site of a Paleontological Swimming Pool and that there was a ΛΛ Roman “Security” Garrison stationed to the south west of the site along with a Medieval Noble Welsh Inn.

2 comments:

  1. REDBRIDGE MAMMOTH DAY....is this the name of the redbridges management's, pay day......or the day of the "management" companies pay day....?

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  2. I just love that: vegan Mammoth Burger...... !

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