FoWT Feature in new TV documentary

“Underground Worlds” the series trailer. Follow this link to watch the complete episode 3, featuring FoWT

 

A few months ago, “Phoenix Television” spent a busy few days with us at the Williamson’s Tunnels in order to film a new upcoming, 10 part TV series “Underground Worlds“.

Tom, Kaitlyn & Chris took part in the filming. Tom & Chris Spent a few days being followed by the camera, being intervied and doing what seemed the silliest thing, Noddies (looking at the camera and nodding)! These few days in front of the camera were enjoyable, but it was also one of the most stressful few days too.

We have had confirmation as to when the series and of course more importantly, our episode will air.

Transmission of the 10 part series starts on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 8pm on the Yesterday Channel. It has now been confirmed that our particular episode, is No: 5 of 10 and will be transmitted on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 – but do keep an eye out in case the transmission order or dates change, it has already changed once in the last 2 days.

For our American members, the series will be transmitted in America too on a date and channel yet to be announced.

Put it in your diaries and enjoy 😊


Updated (Sat 05/10/2019)

I have been told that the schedule of this excellent new 10 part series, Underground Worlds may have been changed. I believe the Episode featuring #FoWT will now Air on Wednesday 9th October at 8 pm on the Yesterday Channel.

Be sure to tune in, we hope you enjoy it…


Updated (Fri 18/10/2019)

The Series of Underground Worlds, can be watched online on UKTV Play on demand.

The compete episode 3, of Underground Worlds, which featured the Williamson’s Tunnels and FoWT can be seen by following this link:

“Underground Worlds”, Episode 3 – featuring FoWT

We have been delighted to receive some very positive feedback following our episode. It would seem that this TV series has done very well and as a result, we were also featured in an article by the Daily Mirror newspaper about the Underground Worlds, you can see this online article here:

Daily Mirror newspaper article – “Underground Worlds”, featuring FoWT

 

360° Virtual Tour of the tunnels

We often get asked by people who can not visit the tunnels themselves, “Do you have a virtual tour of the Tunnels?” Although we have never had a virtual tour, we regularly publish lots of still photographs on our web site, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

However, this is about to change. We are pleased to announce that work has started on creating a series of interactive, online 360° photographs. Trustee Chris has started creating a series of 360° Virtual Reality views of the Tunnels. So far, only a few have been completed, but the aim is to create 360° images of all sections of tunnels, giving as many views of our chambers as possible, for all to see.

With these images, you can scroll around, up and down, viewing each chamber in any direction you wish. Of course, most people that have visited before, would agree that even these 360° views are still no match to actually seeing the chambers with your own eyes. but if you are not in a position to visit, for whatever reason, hopefully they will be the next best thing.

We do hope you enjoy these VR images of FoWT’s Tunnel network. Pop back to this post periodically for updates as we update it with new 360° views as they get done.

Joseph Williamson’s house site, Mason Street

Wine Bins

This view is from just inside the entrance to the Wine Bins, with the lovely elliptical arch clearly visible.
This view is from the steps underneath the Bishops Mitre arch, looking over the wall into the cistern chamber and back towards the entrance.

Sandstone Arch & Gash

The Top of the Gash, leading down from the Sandstone Arch, continuing down the Gash into the bowls of the Banqueting Hall.
A view looking back towards the Sandstone Arch and down into the entrance of the Gash, which leads down further into the Banqueting Hall

Banqueting Hall

This is a view inside the Banqueting Hall, with the main chamber at one end, the trench visible and the Gash slopping down into the trench.
This view is taken from within the trench, looking up the Gash at one end, then around to show the Rock Cut arch cut into the wall of the Banqueting Hall. This we think will lead us into the Great Tunnel in the future.

New Chamber, along side the Banqueting Hall

This view is taken from the bottom of the trench, and within the small Rock Cut Tunnel entrance. with view bak into the Banqueting hall and the New Chamber.
This view is taken from the New Chamber, showing the entrance down below and the nice Stone Arch wich is now quite high up
This view is taken from within the New Chamber where work is currently being undertaken.

Paddington Site

This view is taken from within the Boote Chamber in Level 3 Paddington, Williamson’s Classic Arch Shapes nicely visible.
This view is taken from within Level 3 Paddington, The arch where the amazing view down into Level 4 can be seen is on the left.
This view is taken from within Level 3 Paddington, This view looks around Level 3, and down into the Cathedral Like Chamber of Level 4.
This view is taken from the bottom of our new staircase that allows access from Level 3 down into Level 4 of Paddington.
The view within the amazing Level 4 Paddington, some 60ft below gound level.
The view within the amazing Level 4 Paddington, some 60ft below gound level.

You can also view these same 360° images on Kuula or Flickr

Please note: To view this 360° content, click on the image. It is possible that these 360° images may not work in all Web browsers, such as Chrome on Android. If you do receive the error “Failed to load the VR scene” (or similar) when trying to view the images, try using a different Web browser.

Under Grads go Underground!

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We were delighted when Dr Kerry Traynor asked us to assist  Final Year Media students from the Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool . Of course we were most happy to oblige. The student’s were split into 6 groups, each group would make a seperate video about the Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels and of course the Tunnels.

So after lots of planning, the students visited and filmed within the Tunnels and interviewed several of the volunteers.

Then, off the students went to work their magic, and work their magic they did! I think you will agree that the students did a absolutely fantastic job of portraying the Tunnels and the work that FoWT have done over the years.

FoWT, wish to thank Kerry and all the students, for producing these FAB videos.

You can watch all 6 video’s here.

Enjoy…

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

Video 5

Video 6

You can have a look at the Media Pool YouTube Channel to see the work done by the students.

YouTuber Martin Zero visits us

Trustee Lynn, contacted Manchester based Explorer and video maker Martin Zero inviting him to visit the Williamson’s Tunnels. Martin has a YouTube Channel with over 41k subscribers to his channel.

Mike Rogers, FoWT Guide, took Martin and Connor on a full tour of both Paddington and the Williamson’s House site on Mason Street. During his vist, he filmed and interviewed Mike for his YouTube channel. Martin was amazed by what he saw, we hope he will visit us again one day.

You can watch Martin’s two part video here:

Part 1

 

Part 2

Or you can Find Martin Zero’s YouTube Channel here, where there are lots of very interesting video’s of interesting explores, including the two new videos of the Williamson’s Tunnels.

Our History is a Hit, with the History Guy…

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Dan in Paddington

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/.

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This was Dan’s second visit and we were thrilled that Dan found the time to come to see us whilst he was in Liverpool performing his Dan Snow on Live Tour 2019 show, “An Evening with Dan Snow”.

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Dan and Gordon, our Chairman
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Dan emerging from the new tunnel