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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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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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Amazing 360° Images of Paddington

We were delighted to welcome Adrian Little, a 360° Google Street View Photographer to Paddington. Adrian has captured an amazing set of 360° Virtual Reality images of Paddington, which allow you to look all around you from every angle throughout the chambers of Paddington. You can see more of Adrian’s work at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1753760158224955/ Level 1 platform […]
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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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