Author Archives: WD

Liverpool Echo, What’s On: Take a tour of the Tunnels the public don’t get to see ..

Check out this new video at the Liverpool Echo, What’s On… Once again we were delighted to welcome the Liverpool Echo for another visit. This occasion was for their ‘What’s On’ guide, filming a video blog on the Non-public sections of the Williamson’s Tunnels. We were also contacted this week by the Photo Editor from […]
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Tunnels visit weekends planned

We’re just starting planning for next year’s tunnels visiting weekends. With 2016 rapidly approaching, we’re provisionally looking at two weekends in April and another two in September. These are the comprehensive tours of the normally-closed sections, so as well as seeing the latest excavations in the Paddington tunnels, visitors go underground on the house site, […]
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Deeper and deeper …

  Things are getting insanely deep at Paddington now.  These photos were taken on 25th October 2015 and show the digging team at work and taking a well-earned break. When you think just a couple of years ago this area was packed almost to the top with rubble, we used to invite visitors to touch […]
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Meet Mr. Williamson: what he looked like, what he said …

Look into those eyes.  What was in his mind?  What was his motivation?  This is Joseph Williamson aged 50 in 1819, at the peak of his tunneling exploits.  At this point he was successful and rich and had scores of men on his books, all digging caverns and passages, building arches and walls in a complex, […]
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Join FoWT now, or buy someone a gift membership

FoWT has many hundreds of members: people like you, who find the Williamson Tunnels interesting and want to be involved.  We are grateful for and proud of our members and we try to reward your support by offering the following benefits: You’ll receive each issue of our highly respected newsletter: ‘The Mole You can attend our […]
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