Frank Hodges, RIP…

  It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our friend and Colleague Frank Hodges. Frank passed away peacefully on Sunday 18th September following a long battle with cancer. On behalf of everyone at FoWT we send our sincere condolences to Dorothy, Liz and Steven and all their families. Frank […]
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The passing of our Patron…

The Directors and Members of The Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, were saddened to hear the devastating news of the passing of His Grace, The Duke of Westminster on Thursday 9th August 2016. We were delighted and grateful that His Grace consented to give us the honour of being our patron and for his visit in […]
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Comparison of Photographs, showing Level 4 progress…

These three images were all taken in the Ash Chamber. They show three stages of our progress, emptying this deep chamber completely by hand. Before we started to empty this section, it was possible to touch the brick roof. In fact when we had visitors to Paddington, we always suggested that they to do just […]
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Photographs of the now empty Ash Chamber…

As you may have read in last week’s update, the Ash chamber is now completely empty. So that leaves only one final chamber to go. Once this last section which we call the Gypsum Chamber is empty too, Paddington will be completely empty. This final milestone of a completely empty Paddington could be a matter […]
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The Penultimate Chamber is empty…

This last week has been quite an exciting week for our volunteers. We finished getting the final infill from the penultimate chamber. The Ash Chamber is the largest and deepest of the two lower chambers, it’s nearly 12 meters tall from its arched roof, down to the bedrock floor. This is quite an impressive space, […]
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