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Mysterious Blue Plaque appears at Williamson’s house

A very strange thing has happened. On opening the Mason Street gate onto the house site for the first dig of 2020, we received quite a shock. Up on the wall of Joseph Williamson’s house façade is a new blue plaque, not one of the official English Heritage Plaques, but never the less a nice […]
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Change of location for members meetings 2020

New location for monthly members meeting We have held our monthly members meetings for several years now in the Fly in the Loaf. We are very grateful to the manager and staff there for all their help and support over the years. Though due to members telling us of their struggles with the long staircase […]
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Major New Tunnel Discovered

Look on our map of the Williamson’s Tunnels and you see that some tunnels are shown in orange. These Tunnels were surveyed by the Army in 1882 and 1907. So, we have always had a fair bit of confidence that these tunnels will be where the Army say they are. Beneath the land where Merseyflex […]
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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 […]
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FoWT win yet another award…

Wow, you wait years for an award then 2 come along at once! Following our amazing award last week, we were delighted to be notified today that we had received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence “We’re pleased to announce that Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels has been recognised with a 2019 Certificate of […]
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A proud day, FoWT Win Tourism Award

Having been shortlisted for the Liverpool City Region, Tourism Awards 2019 we sought your help in getting votes for the big Award Ceremony in Liverpool Cathedral. On Thursday 16th May 2019, the big day arrived, FoWT Chairman Gordon and Trustee Chris attended the Awards.  If you have ever visited the cathedral before, I am sure […]
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FoWT shortlisted for Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2019

  We have just received the amazing news that the Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels have been shortlisted for the “Hidden Gem” category of the Liverpool City Region, Tourism Awards 2019 https://www.liverpoollep.org/news/tourism-awards-to-crown-regions-best-kept-secret/ This is fantastic news for us and for the Tunnels. Would you please take a moment to vote for the Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels […]
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New Staircase into Paddington’s Level 4

Following the removal of the old wooden staircase, we were treated to the wonderful unobstructed view of this Cathedral like chamber in all its glory. However, the down side to having this view meant that access was not possible to the lowest chamber by visitors. In fact, it was only accessible to ourselves with great […]
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Amazing New view in Paddington

Many of you will have seen the view down into the deepest section of Level 4 from the viewing points of Level 3, whilst some of you may have been lucky enough to go down into Level 4 in the early days. Well Paddington has just seen the biggest update since we finished our excavation […]
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Our History is a Hit, with the History Guy…

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/. This was Dan’s second visit […]
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