Tag Archives: Sandstone Arch

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

Map of the Tunnels, latest update (Sept 2019)

Since FoWT first produced their map of the tunnels, back in Feb 2016, it has been constantly evolving as we continue our research and progress with our digging and clearing of Joseph Williamson’s subterranean world. This map has been well referenced by many organisation and individuals alike since its creation. The latest September 2019 update, […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

Under Grads go Underground!

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »