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New Photographs of the Triple Decker from the Railway Cutting.

We have always known the fact that whilst Williamson was digging his Triple Decker Tunnel under the streets below Edge Hill, Stephenson and his men were also digging a second Tunnel in the other direction. This tunnel was to be the brand new railway down into Liverpool Lime Street. Neither Williamson’s nor Stephenson’s men knew […]
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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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Newly discovered Rock Cut Tunnel found in the Banqueting Hall

To view the video in full screen, view directly on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7TbZG-ucD_g Last month in our Banqueting Hall update we said about the discovery of a deep trench that we thought would go across the Banqueting Hall towards the opposite wall. We have always suspected that on the other side of the Banqueting Hall wall, there […]
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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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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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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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