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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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New Tunnel – Latest News…

You have probably already read about our new discovery within the trench in the floor of the Banqueting Hall. This find is a short rock cut tunnel leading into another previously undiscovered chamber alongside the Banqueting Hall. We have always suspected that this chamber or passage existed from Army surveys of the Tunnels. There has […]
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New Tunnel update…

You will no doubt have read that we recently discovered a new rock cut tunnel within the Banqueting Hall. This small tunnel leads from the trench in the Banqueting Hall floor, through the bedrock wall and into yet another chamber. We have long suspected that there could be another chamber or passage alongside the Banqueting […]
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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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