Tag Archives: Chris Iles

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 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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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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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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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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First dig in the Sandstone Arch.

Progress continues on Joseph Williamson’s House site. Today a small group of volunteers started to dig out the Sandstone Arch, whilst another group constructed a protective cover over the newly discovered steps as protection from the weather. For those of you that have never visited under Williamson’s House site, the Sandstone Arch is at the […]
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Another sad loss: Ian Scott – RIP

We had been saddened to hear of the passing of another of our good friends, Ian Scott. Ian had been a member and hands on volunteer for many years, he passed away on the 17th December 2016 though we didn’t find out till much later. Several FoWT Trustees and volunteers attended his funeral on Wednesday […]
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CNN, Great Big Story feature the Tunnels.

Our amazing year has been rounded off by yet another video feature on the Williamson’s Tunnels. This film was made and produced by the American News Channel, CNN who visited recently to make a short film for their “Great Big Story” feature. Filming took place in the amazing empty Chambers of Paddington. The video can be […]
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