Tag Archives: archaeology

Our History is a Hit, with the History Guy…

FoWT were delighted to welcome Dan Snow, Historian and Patron of the Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels on 1st Feb 2019. Dan came to catch up on our progress digging out the tunnels and to film in both the Paddington and Mason Street sites for Dan’s History Hit TV channel https://tv.historyhit.com/. This was Dan’s second visit […]
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New Tunnel – Latest News…

You have probably already read about our new discovery within the trench in the floor of the Banqueting Hall. This find is a short rock cut tunnel leading into another previously undiscovered chamber alongside the Banqueting Hall. We have always suspected that this chamber or passage existed from Army surveys of the Tunnels. There has […]
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New Tunnel update…

You will no doubt have read that we recently discovered a new rock cut tunnel within the Banqueting Hall. This small tunnel leads from the trench in the Banqueting Hall floor, through the bedrock wall and into yet another chamber. We have long suspected that there could be another chamber or passage alongside the Banqueting […]
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Williamson’s Kitchen empty & New Chamber open for visitors…

We have been working hard over the last few months to empty the Basement area of Joseph Williamson’s house. Well the good news is that we have finally finished digging out this area. The kitchen is completely empty, clear of all rubble and is now looking great. You really can get the feeling of how […]
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Joseph Williamson’s Kitchen continues to reveal its secrets…

Part of the work that has been taking place on Mason Street since starting our dig on this site, has been above ground. This work has been gradually exposing the basement of Williamson’s House, which includes the back wall and Bay Window of his house. In the last few weeks, we also uncovered a large […]
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Williamson’s Tunnels reach Australia…

The full Chanel 7 News Video is here for you to watch. Or you can view the full Channel 7 News Sydney Facebook post Or you can view the full Channel 7 News Melboure Facebook post We were delighted to be contacted by Laurel Irving, Europe Correspondent for Channel 7 News Australia with a request to […]
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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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FoWT feature on ITN News at Ten

We were delighted to be contacted by ITN, who had been following the progress of our BigDig in the Banqueting Hall. They wanted to report on our progress, filming our volunteers in action digging out the many tons of infill from within Williamson’s Chamber for the National News at Ten. On Wed 4th April a […]
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The Amazing Views of the Williamson’s Tunnels…

FoWT have two equally impressive and grand chambers, Paddington and the Banqueting Hall. Both of these chambers contained many Tons of Infill which has been painstakingly removed by hand by our volunteers. Now that the Banqueting Hall is almost empty, we can view these two great chambers side by side. These photographs, were taken at a […]
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Williamson’s House Site Update

Well there have been lots of surprises during our dig on the house site. After digging out the Wine Bins and the Basement area of Williamson’s House, then the Sandstone Arch, we moved on to dig out the top section of the Gash which leads us into the Banqueting Hall. We were then excited to […]
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