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 wasContinue reading The Long Lost Great Tunnel, Discovered…
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 gettingContinue reading A surprise find on Mason St
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 alsoContinue reading Mason Street, Latest Progress.
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 theContinue reading First dig in the Sandstone Arch.
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 WednesdayContinue reading Another sad loss: Ian Scott – RIP