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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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The Amazing Views of the Williamson’s Tunnels…

FoWT have two equally impressive and grand chambers, Paddington and the Banqueting Hall. Both of these chambers contained many Tons of Infill which has been painstakingly removed by hand by our volunteers. Now that the Banqueting Hall is almost empty, we can view these two great chambers side by side. These photographs, were taken at a […]
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Williamson’s House Site Update

Well there have been lots of surprises during our dig on the house site. After digging out the Wine Bins and the Basement area of Williamson’s House, then the Sandstone Arch, we moved on to dig out the top section of the Gash which leads us into the Banqueting Hall. We were then excited to […]
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‘Brenan – Sligo’ pipe to return home to Ireland…

We have had many varied and interesting finds unearthed during our dig at Paddington and Williamson’s House site. If you take a look on our Artefacts page you can see a small selection of these finds. This lovely clay pipe from Sligo was found in the Banqueting Hall. As you can see, it is almost […]
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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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Going Underground – digging out the Williamson Tunnels

Our Brand New video is online now, take a look and enjoy… Thanks to member Peter of Tradition Films www.traditionfilms.co.uk/