Tag Archives: Wine Bins

Williamson’s Kitchen empty & New Chamber open for visitors…

We have been working hard over the last few months to empty the Basement area of Joseph Williamson’s house. Well the good news is that we have finally finished digging out this area. The kitchen is completely empty, clear of all rubble and is now looking great. You really can get the feeling of how […]
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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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Williamson’s Tunnels reach Australia…

The full Chanel 7 News Video is here for you to watch. Or you can view the full Channel 7 News Sydney Facebook post Or you can view the full Channel 7 News Melboure Facebook post We were delighted to be contacted by Laurel Irving, Europe Correspondent for Channel 7 News Australia with a request to […]
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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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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/

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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A surprise find on Mason St

In the last few weeks, we have been digging down from ground level near to the hatch that takes us down the long ladder into the Sandstone Arch and Banqueting Hall. We did this for a few reasons, but mainly to find a suspected staircase in the area and to explore the possibility of getting […]
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