Welcome to the Williamson Tunnels

‘Brenan – Sligo’ pipe to return home to Ireland…

We have had many varied and interesting finds unearthed during our dig at Paddington and Williamson’s House site. If you take a look on our Artefacts page you can see a small selection of these finds. This lovely clay pipe from Sligo was found in the Banqueting Hall. As you can see, it is almost […]
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New Staircase to the Banqueting Hall…

Those of you that have visited the underground sections of Williamson’s House on Mason Street will probably remember how awkward it was to access the subterranean chambers. For many years in order to access the Sandstone Arch, Gash and Banqueting Hall we had to descend a rather long 19ft/6m ladder down though a manhole. However, […]
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Dan Snow, becomes Patron of FoWT

In February 2017 we had the honour of a visit by the Broadcaster and Historian Dan Snow. Dan toured both Paddington and Williamson’s House site including the Banqueting Hall and Wine Bins. Whilst with us, Dan interviewed Trustee and Guide, Tom along with our Chairman, Gordon. This interview was to be released as one of […]
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How to Visit The Tunnels…

Would you like to visit the non-public sections of the Williamson Tunnels? You can arrange to visit these amazing, rarely seen sections of tunnels and chambers that the Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels have in their care… Below are details of how and when you can arrange a visit. You can download our “We Need You“ […]
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Going Underground – digging out the Williamson Tunnels

Our Brand New video is online now, take a look and enjoy… Thanks to member Peter of Tradition Films www.traditionfilms.co.uk/

Heritage Open Days 2017

If you are not yet a member of the Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, or have not yet Visited the The Non-Public Tunnels, why not do so this year. The Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels will be taking part in the 2017 Heritage Open Days, opening our Paddington site for free tours. Why not book yourself in […]
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The Long Lost Great Tunnel, Discovered…

Anyone who has been on our tours of the “non-public tunnels”, or those of you who have read further into our web site, will know of the Great Tunnel. The tunnel, under the now-demolished Magnet’s warehouse is located next door to Williamson’s House. It was photographed in the 1880’s by a Mr Mudd. He was […]
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A surprise find on Mason St

In the last few weeks, we have been digging down from ground level near to the hatch that takes us down the long ladder into the Sandstone Arch and Banqueting Hall. We did this for a few reasons, but mainly to find a suspected staircase in the area and to explore the possibility of getting […]
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Freddy O’Connor

We were greatly saddened to learn this week that ex-FoWT trustee and popular local history author Freddy O’Connor had passed away after a period of illness.  Freddy was one of the original group who established Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels in 1996. He was a steadfast and dedicated member of the FoWT committee, taking part in the […]
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Mason Street, Latest Progress.

In the last few weeks, we have been rather busy on Mason Street. During our regular digging days we have continued to dig out the Sandstone Arch, which is looking more impressive than it ever has. We are now down to the bedrock floor and it looks so much bigger and expansive. We have also […]
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