Archaeologists who have been unearthing Kingston’s hidden past for more than 40 years will discuss their finds on Thursday, May 13.

Steve Nelson, a founder member of Kingston upon Thames Archaeological Society, will go through discoveries they have made in a talk to the society from 8pm to 9.15pm at the United Reformed Church.

Among many other fascinating discoveries, the town’s secret history reveals that in mediaeval times it was a thriving centre of pottery production, with sites found in Eden Street, another off Union Street and a third under the Rotunda.

The town’s layout has also changed beyond recognition over the centuries, from the Saxon period when Kingston existed on two islands created by the Hogsmill and Latchmere streams, surrounded by marshland.

The main central island included the church, Market Place and Horsefair area, linked by a medieval bridge dating from the mid-12th century.

For more information call 020 8549 2260.