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Banqueting Hall & Gash finally Empty! Progress in the New Tunnel…

Banqueting Hall & Gash finally Empty Amazing progress has been made in the Banqueting Hall as you will have read. We first started digging out this subterranean chamber under Joseph Williamson’s house in June 2017. We were delighted, but once again strangely saddened just as we were when we finished Paddington, to finally finish digging out […]
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New Artefacts Page

Progress has continued well on Level 4 in the last few weeks. So much so, that we have had to redesign the staircase from Level 3, down into Level 4. This is so we can continue digging deeper in the Gypsum Chamber. From the start of excavating the infill from the Gypsum Chamber, this area […]
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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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Special Feature: The underground ‘Banqueting Hall’

It’s one of the most startling features of Williamson’s underground kingdom.  And first-time visitors are usually mesmerised by it.  Despite its name, the Banqueting Hall has no dining tables or chairs, but it does offer a generous serving of size and spectacle. 65 feet (20 metres) long, the vast chamber was originally dug down from ground level. […]
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