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Simon

N/A, Merseyside, England

Had a very interesting tour on Saturday I wish my grandad was still around because he was born very close by. Perhaps you should start a message board on www.ezboard.com and we can get a worldwide debate going. There must be scousers somewhere in the world who can shed some more light on the mysteries surrounding the tunnels. Keep up the good work you deserve to get plenty of support for the project.

Message entered on: Mon Jan 13 20:24:36 2003



The Walker Family

Liverpool, MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND

As members, we have recently visited the tunnels not yet open to the public, it was fantastic. Would like to thank the other members who showed us around; the knowledge they had on the tunnels was unbelievable. I would encourage others to become members. Only wish we had time to help with the digging.

Message entered on: Thu Dec 26 22:36:08 2002



Mint

Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan

How do you do! It is ô [ want / such a great idea ] also to Japan. Moreover, it is made to come together and is the bottom time. http://homepage3.nifty.com/gogonokoutya/ing/mint-a.htm

Message entered on: Fri Dec 20 05:56:39 2002



Jean Livingstone

Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

A braw wee site!!!! Well, I have been in Scotland since leaving Liverpool in 1975!!!! I had never heard about the tunnels when I lived in Liverpool. I heard a snippet some time ago but, was delighted to find this site (a link from the Litherland website. I hope to visit, next time I am 'home'!

Message entered on: Sun Dec 15 16:58:09 2002



Brian Stewart

Aberdeen, -, Scotland

Hi This is one of the most interesting sites I've seen. Finally I have a good reason to visit Liverpool. Thanks! B

Message entered on: Wed Dec 11 16:38:26 2002



FoWT

Liverpool, Merseyside, U.K.

Apologies for the recent absence of the Guestbook. Due to popular demand it's now up and running and accepting your messages again. Thanks for your continued support. Friends of Williamson's Tunnels.

Message entered on: Sun Dec 1 16:51:52 2002



Alan Stevens

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I was talking to Les Coe today and he told me about your site very intresting. Wish to come on one of the tours, please contact us when they come up. Alan

Message entered on: Wed Jun 19 22:57:52 2002



jamie

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

excellent.Very good site and lay out is fab!!Good luck in your quest.Well done

Message entered on: Fri Jun 14 18:31:41 2002



steven overton

thousand oaks, california, u.s.a.

Very, very interesting !! Would love to have a look if I ever get that way in my travels. Thanks to oddtodd.com for the link and info. SteveO

Message entered on: Wed Jun 12 08:07:38 2002



Zoe Heathridge

Las Vegas, NV, USA

hello - I was here! :)

Message entered on: Tue Jun 11 02:34:11 2002



Travis McNevin

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I just saw part of the documentary on the History Channel and visited your site out of curiosity. As new portions of the tunnel project are unearthed, secrets are revealed and the body of knowlege grows. I hope, though, that there forever remains a certain amount of mystery...

Message entered on: Sat Jun 8 22:05:49 2002



erob

Wanganui, -, New Zealand

Very impressive site, I particularly enjoyed the videa clips. Looking forward to seeing how things develop

Message entered on: Wed Jun 5 18:41:36 2002



Father Jack

San Francisco, California, Former Colonies

Hello lads! Just saw the documentary on the Tunnels on the History Channel last night. What a facinating story! Well done and hats off to all the work you've accomplished, and may you uncover many more treasures. And don't ever lose that scouse accent no matter what those southern b******s say, gimme a northern accent any day.

Message entered on: Wed Jun 5 01:33:50 2002



S Byrne

New York, New York, USA

Was the Cavern a part of these tunnels?

Message entered on: Tue Jun 4 23:25:21 2002



Julia Hernandez

Clemson, South Carolina, USA

I started watching the History Channel's broadcast of "Secret Passages" and was so fascinated by the story of the Tunnels that I immediately had to log on and find out more about them. This website is wonderfully designed and very informative. My best wishes to the FoWT, keep up the good work! I hope that if I get a chance to "cross the pond" that I am able to come to Liverpool and see these tunnels for myself! Thank you for such an enjoyable site and good luck with the excavations.

Message entered on: Tue Jun 4 02:16:30 2002



Malcolm Mathias

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I am just amazed. The Tunnels were introduced to me via a FoWT who was also exploring his family history. It took him 16 years to answer my letter about family history, and he explained that FoWT occupied much of his social time. I can only imagine that he perhaps lost his way in the Tunnels while researching his family tree. I'm not going to say the name of this FoWT, because I anticipate that the mystery of his identity might appeal to other FoWT. Good luck with your further explorations - the Tunnels certainly deserve to be preserved. When will we see the first movie using the Tunnels as a set?

Message entered on: Thu May 30 12:42:21 2002



James Hayden

LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND

I'm like many other locals in that I have known about the tunnels for a few years (can't remember how), and am amazed that they exist. Looking forward to taking my kids (and myself)to see them and ask them what they think.

Message entered on: Fri May 24 16:26:37 2002



David Willdridge

Liverpool, N/A, England

Hey, I’m a 16-year-old student, and i first heard about Joseph Williamson when I read an article about an open day at one of the tunnels. I went along with my Dad, Mum and Sister. Both my dad and I were in ore of how amazing the tunnels were. Later that year I had an assignment, to perform a talk about anything i wanted to. I choose to talk about Williamson's tunnels. Not only did I get the highest mark in the class, but i also enlightened more people about this remarkable man. I am a member of the Friends of Williamson's Tunnels as is my dad. I have been down a lot of the tunnels open to the public, and wish to go down even more. I have talked to Les Coe on several occasions, and every time I talk to him, I seem to learn something new. I am actually doing another talk tomorrow also about Joseph Williamson (24th may). David Willdridge.

Message entered on: Thu May 23 20:16:23 2002



debbie.murrish

Liverpool, Merseyside, U.K.

Stop calling them tunnels. This place is a Megalopolis. Wonderful - the first grace of Liverpool, nothing so vulgar as enclosing space by building upward. Williamson carved out space where there never had been any. Now THAT is ART!

Message entered on: Tue May 21 13:51:33 2002



alex clarke

LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND

YOUR NEW WEB SITE IS FANTASTIC I SPEND HOURS ENJOYING IT KEEP IT UP TOM.

Message entered on: Sat May 18 21:41:31 2002



Roy Sinclair

New Malden, Surrey, England

Just found out about these tunnels via a FOWT and logged onto the site. Wonderful stuff. It seems that these apepar to have been a legend in Liverpool. My parents, especially my mother used to tell me tales about the tunnels under Liverpool and where they were and what they were used for (Mostly along the lines of the Brothers Grimm from memory). I never really believed they existed. Somehow they seem to have remained in folk memory and its amazing to know they exist. Its a great website too. I'm hooked.

Message entered on: Fri May 17 12:27:48 2002



ALEXANDER CLARKE

LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND

I am very interested in the history of the Williamson Tunnels. I find them amazing and am looking forward to them opening up to the public.

Message entered on: Thu May 16 13:29:33 2002



Brian Williamson

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Very cool. Wonder if I'm related?

Message entered on: Mon May 13 21:59:09 2002



Giles

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

<<<< NEWS FLASH >>>> The Martineau's Tunnels located in Princes Park are under threat. A developer (Mr Web) who owns the site wants two built two blocks of luxury flats which will mean the tunnels will be destroyed. The tunnels are surrounded by mature woodland wich will all be destroyed or damaged. Can a preservation order be placed on the tunnels?? The land has been occupied by local residents to stop any more ground clearing work. If anything can be done to save the land please visit Princess Park and help with the protest. Friends of Park Nook.

Message entered on: Sun May 12 23:54:46 2002



Carla

Bootle, Merseyside, England

My hubby just passed me your website address so I thought I'd pop in. I can remember my Dad telling me about the Tunnels years ago when I was a child, but there was no historical interest in them at that time. How times change and in this case for the better! I found your website very informative and I enjoyed the video pix, too. I think my Dad would have liked to have seen them. I've printed off an application form and it will be in the post asap. Keep up the good work, I hope to visit the site some time in the future.

Message entered on: Wed May 8 20:50:39 2002



Dave Argent

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I echo the comment below. If it wasn't for all your efforts the tunnels would probably have been flattened by now. Well done. Membership form in the post. Dave

Message entered on: Wed May 8 18:48:33 2002



Sue Jenkin

Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

Thank you for a really interesting website. The Friends of Williamson's TUnnels deserve lots of praise for their hard work in preserving this strange place. Looking through the virtual tour I think the central area is the most interesting, with its layers on top of each other and real rooms. I wonder what those rooms were used for and whether they were ever decorated and furnished. Good luck with the opening.

Message entered on: Wed May 8 08:33:09 2002



Chris Skelton

Bristol, Bristol, England

Some people go away at holiday weekends. I've just been down the tunnels in 'hyper-space', thanks to your great site All the more impetus to REALLY visit my home town again and get my hard hat out! Keep it up; we're all out here cheering you on. P.S. Put your fees up. £5 too little? No one will miss-say £10? Saturday, after some football match or other on T.V.!!

Message entered on: Sat May 4 18:21:21 2002



Dave Allanson

Cambridge, Cambs., England

These tunnels are great. I'm sure most people have never heard of anything like them before. It's the allure of what you've yet to discover that hooks me in. Good luck with all your hard work. It looks like it's paying off already.

Message entered on: Sat May 4 10:57:36 2002



Phil Tyrer

Preston, Lancashire, UK

Read about the tunnels in a novel called 'First cut is the deepest' by Martin Edwards, a Liverpool lawyer, and thought they were fictional until I found this website. Excellent site with a completely fascinating content. Will be joining the 'Friends' soon. Do the tunnels have any relation to those of the Duke of Portland, the luxuriously named William John Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott who was perforating the Nottinghamshire earth under his house in the early-mid 1800's?? Thanks for enlightening me, Phil

Message entered on: Fri Apr 19 09:38:11 2002



James F. Williamson

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

We American Williamsons have our eccentric characters, but nothing like this!

Message entered on: Wed Apr 17 02:24:44 2002



Pat Borland

Skelmersdale, Lancashire, uk

A remarkable find, can't wait to visit

Message entered on: Sat Apr 13 15:15:46 2002



Sue Hughes

London, G. London, UK

Well done on finding the new section of tunnels. Congrats to all concerned.

Message entered on: Thu Apr 11 18:45:34 2002



Ray Williamson

Albion Park, NSW, Australia

Very interesting site and keep up the good work. Found this site by accident just searching for Williamsons but well worth adding to my favourites.

Message entered on: Fri Apr 5 22:44:50 2002



Gareth Wonfor

Hertford, Herts, ENGLAND

Great site. very interesting!. What a crazy guy he was!.. I think i am going to dig tunnels under my house(the people next door and my wife might have something to say about it though!). I am still wondering what his reasons for doing it...i find the 'charity' theory at odds with the shrewd 'business man' that he so obviously was. I think a chunk of it was certainly just the thrill of the dig and making a subterranian world (like the guy in the War of the Worlds) but i can't help but think that there must of been some over driving force. Maybe he was looking for soemthing?!?!?........

Message entered on: Tue Apr 2 23:26:38 2002



Susan van Straaten

London, Middx, UK

What a wonderful and interesting website. It has kept me busy for hours.

Message entered on: Wed Mar 27 01:29:33 2002



karen

liverpool, merseyside, England

A big thank you to everyone who came to see the play, I obviously wasn't going to please everyone but most people seemed to like it. Obviously if it is now taken up either as a film or TV drama the digging of the tunnels will be much more central to the drama. Unfortunatly 'The Unity' wouldn't let us dig up the floor and there are limits on stage to what you can pretend to do - so fingers crossed. Karen

Message entered on: Mon Mar 25 15:39:48 2002



John Kerr

Liverpool, merseyside, England

I am fasinated by the "Mole of Edge Hill." Somboddy should write a song about this man and his tunnels. It would raise the profile of the FoWT.

Message entered on: Mon Mar 25 12:23:49 2002



Trevor Brown

Preston, Lancashire, UK

Saw Close Up North this week, on BBC2TV, about Williamson. Found nothing on BBC web site. So glad to find your site. One of the best I have seen. Clear navigation, good use of graphics etc. Excellent material. Loved the story on the BBC2 prog, about Stephenson and the ghosts. Any more background on that or his men creating Lime Street station tunnels would be great

Message entered on: Sat Mar 23 20:26:47 2002



Stefanie (Clarke) Attia

Scotchplains, New Jersey, U.S.A

I am from Liverpool but have lived in the USA for 3 1/2 years now. My friend Jonathon who works on the tunnels suggested that I check out this site. I am very interested in my local history but had no idea about the tunnels. Keep up the hard work Jon!!!

Message entered on: Fri Mar 22 01:15:36 2002



Lee Coleman

Redcar, Cleveland, UK

Great site and a real eye opener. I had never heard of the tunnels before, but will certainly be returning to these pages to keep up to date. Many thanks for a interesting and informative site. Lee

Message entered on: Sat Mar 16 22:12:55 2002



Phil Towers

Warrington, Cheshire, England

I am so thrilled that this work is taking place.In 1980/81 a friend and I with dispensation from the city solicitors office, extensively explored the tunnels at and around Edge Hill. With unrestricted access to all sites we saw many a wonder. Now seeing the images on this site brings it all back. All I can say is 'Bravo At last its happening'.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 14 03:55:59 2002



Heidi

London, Greater London, UK

Hi, I saw the article in The Independent and thought I would find out more, as I'm going to be visiting Liverpool over my Easter holidays. Its a really fascinating project and a great website - keep up the good work!

Message entered on: Sat Mar 9 19:39:20 2002



john burns

LIVERPOOL, Merseyside, UK

I belongto a local history group not far away from this site and cannot believe that such a man could finish up being buried under a car park close to the city centre. There should be amonument to him in the anglican cathedral grounds.great website keep up the good work and more power to your elbows JB

Message entered on: Fri Mar 8 22:27:33 2002



scot hornby

liverpool, merseyside, england

i love tihs site i live in wavertree and the smithdown lane entrance to the tunnels is right by my house i love to go past and see the progress of the renavation im only 14 but very interested i am hoping to join and have just founf out my uncle is a member so im glad about that thank u

Message entered on: Fri Mar 8 20:08:23 2002



Geraldine Tough

Crayford, Kent, England

Logged on after reading the article in the Independent. Fascinating web site. I have visited the "City beneath the city " in Edinburgh, and would love to see Williamson's tunnels as well. Keep up the good work!

Message entered on: Thu Mar 7 08:45:22 2002



ken krompinger

new york, new york, united states

Wow! Thank you for this fabulous website.

Message entered on: Mon Mar 4 02:41:13 2002



colin

manchester, manchester, uk

saw the article in the independenat today - fascinating web site also excellent

Message entered on: Sun Mar 3 18:13:16 2002



anthony fury

liverpool, mersyside, england

i stumbled on your site and have been facinated by the life of j williamson ever since it realy is a most facinating site i was born in wavertree rd and am very interested in local history. I hope to visit the tunnels some day.

Message entered on: Wed Feb 20 16:29:58 2002



Norma Aspinall

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

This is a fantastic web site, was sent to me by a friend. I heard about the tunnels a few years ago and had a copy of a leaflet from one of the men involved, I would love to have a tour one day, I shall become a member and attend one of your meetings, fascinating, great work - Thanks to you all for protecting our heritage!!

Message entered on: Thu Feb 14 23:39:09 2002



B Rigby

Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain

This is definitely one of the best sites I have had the pleasure to visit. Clear navigation and loads of interesting and relevant information. Thank you very much.

Message entered on: Wed Feb 13 20:24:07 2002



John Finnigan

Liverpool, Lancs, UK

Would like to add my congratulations ,along with so many others, on your brilliant web site. It is truly fascinating and you deserve every encouragement in your task to bring this amazing story to the rest of the world. Well done.

Message entered on: Sun Feb 10 20:11:25 2002



Terence McDonald

Leek, Staffs, UK

Very interesting subject. Good luck with your plans for clearing the tunnels out. I hope to visit them some time. I can't help wondering whether there was more to it than benevolence, though!

Message entered on: Sat Feb 9 21:59:16 2002



Jimmy Mac

Lancaster, Lancs, UK

The virtual tour is great. Will be ordering video - nice idea. Can see below the tunnels have got a world-wide appeal. Good luck. Jimmy

Message entered on: Thu Feb 7 18:39:42 2002



Hilary Travis

Liverpool (underneath it - you know where), Merseyside, England

Hi there, this is Hilary, the Centre Manager. Some of you met Lynn, the Heritage Manager, and me on Monday night at the Bluecoat. As you can see, we are always looking at this site as well - we tell everyone we meet to look it up too! If you were there on Monday you would have heard us ask for any interested volunteers who would like to be involved, tour guides or anything else, in the Heritage Centre to get in touch with us. Our Trigger stable isnt ready yet for drop in visitors, but you can get in touch on 0151 709 6868, or on hilary@hshawcross.freeserve.co.uk. We'd love to hear from you. See you soon down at the Stables.

Message entered on: Tue Feb 5 20:38:23 2002



Katie Douglas

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

I lived in the Williamson Student Village for 2 years and had no idea of the extent of the tunnels that were underneath me! The website is great.

Message entered on: Mon Feb 4 23:07:05 2002



Jim Roughley

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Enjoyed very much browsing the site,my Wife lived in myrtle gdns.opposite the Coal Yard which looks like part of the tunnels.We will be in the Pool in Sept.Oct.and hope to pay a visit.

Message entered on: Thu Jan 31 02:10:41 2002



andrew bailey

liverpool, merseyside, england

The Williamson tunnels are fascinating, but I can't help wondering why, in this day and age, it is still so difficult to trace their routes/existence. Nevertheless keep up the good work-I'm looking forward to the visitor centre opening-it's very convenient for the University where I study Architecture.

Message entered on: Wed Jan 30 15:09:20 2002



Stephen Crawford

Rainhill, Liverpool 35, Merseyside, England

Being a member I have had the opportunity to go down the tunnels and they are fantastic. I am new to the website and this was one of the first I visited. I have to say it is brilliant very well done to all involved. Although where is the picture I had taken of me? It is not on the website! Can't wait to go down again and see them again. All the best Steve

Message entered on: Wed Jan 30 12:56:08 2002



Alan Southern

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Well done, AN excellent site full of information so much so that I have now just sent off my membership form. It is always said that people live on the doorstep of history without knowing the full extent of what is there. Can not wait to find out a lot more!!

Message entered on: Sat Jan 26 17:22:48 2002



Stephen Wolstenholme

Oxted, Surrey, GB

Congratulations on an excellent site. I noticed that some of your guests share my interest in Liverpool railways and the docks, including the railway tunnels. I am a keen collector of related photographs and am always interested in contacting people with similar material and interests. Please email me at Stephen.Wolstenholme@btinternet.com. Thanks. Stephen Wolstenholme (in exile in Surrey)

Message entered on: Sat Jan 26 12:12:33 2002



Ian

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

wow...great website...before I found this site I didn't know anything about the tunnels. Keep up the good work!

Message entered on: Thu Jan 10 20:04:08 2002



Bob Hunt - PORTSDOWN TUNNELS

Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

A cracking website. Nice to see excellent content AND brilliant technical construction combined. Makes me wish I lived in Liverpool (almost).

Message entered on: Tue Jan 8 18:53:38 2002



Nathan

liverpool, merseyside, England

Researching for a 'non-fiction' story. thankyou very much - everything i need.

Message entered on: Mon Jan 7 13:27:35 2002



ged heaton

St Helens, Merseyside, U.K

Know about "the mole" from scoucers at work ,web site is "BOSS" . Please inform readers about Moles grave as in L IVERPOOL ECHO of Jan 5 2002. Will be joining soon.

Message entered on: Sat Jan 5 20:27:40 2002



kelly steele

papakura, auckland, new zealand

how fascinating and mysterious.....how I wish I could see it for real!!!!!

Message entered on: Fri Jan 4 09:36:42 2002



Neil Chandler

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA

I am fascinated by the history you have presented on the Williamson Tunnels and all that he apparently did for those with whom he gave work. It's a marvelous thing that you have done in trying to preserve such history...and if I should someday be able to visit Great Britian, it suredly would be one of the fascinating things to see. A great work in 'underground archaeology'. Thank you for such a learning experience on the web and your history. Please keeps us informed when The History Channel will be airing this program.

Message entered on: Tue Jan 1 00:10:18 2002



Ian Minchella

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK

Having read an article in Construction News about the Williamson tunnels, i felt compelled to visit this website which has proven to be extremely intersting and informative. These tunnels I beleive are a significant part of Liverpools heritage and deserve to be protected. I wish you all great sucess in your crusade to create a unique tourist attraction and give these tunnels the public recognition they truely deserve. I for one would be intrigued to visit the site in the near future.

Message entered on: Thu Dec 6 16:52:14 2001



Ian Mahoney

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Born and bred in Kensington only a stones throw away, I have always been fasinated by these tunnels. I dont remember where I heard of them but finding this website has interested me even more. I will be forwarding my membership immediatly. I hope to visit soon, good luck.

Message entered on: Wed Dec 5 23:10:02 2001



Mr M Richards

Ryde, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

I hope you get enough support for your exciting project. I have every admiration for what you are doing with these historic tunnels. All the best, Maurice Richards.

Message entered on: Tue Nov 27 17:41:19 2001



Mike

London, Gtr London, UK

Spellbinding. Absolutely spellbinding. You people are doing a great job with the publicity for these tunnels. This is a really good web site.

Message entered on: Tue Nov 27 14:28:21 2001



Roel van Es

Huntingdon, UK, UK

What a fascinating and well organised site, picked up on this from Construction News article. Did a job some time back in the area and failed to pick up on this part of the history of the area.

Message entered on: Mon Nov 26 13:41:53 2001



Val Lloyd

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit today. It was absolutely fascinating and so well described by the very informative guides. I look forward to another member's day visit. Many thanks to everyone.

Message entered on: Sat Nov 24 19:44:11 2001



Jamie Mullin

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

The Williamson Tunnels are very facinating and full of history.The web site is very well put together. WELL DONE.

Message entered on: Wed Nov 21 17:57:18 2001



Phil Sanders

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

I was fortunate enough to join a member's tour of the tunnels last Sunday (18 Nov - thanks Chris) and was fascinated by what I saw and was told about Joseph Williamson. It is amazing what is under everyone's feet! The FoWT members who showed us around were so enthusiastic with what they had discovered (and were still to find) that it was infectious. I have since been all through the excellent website and my membership form will be in the post. When we next visit The Wirral I must be sure to pack my sturdy boots and a spade! Good luck to you all (especially the diggers!) PS - I can recommend the ale in the Bears Paw!

Message entered on: Tue Nov 20 14:18:25 2001



Kirt Barooah

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Having lived in the city for the best part of my 42 years, I am only now realising the enormity and richness of our heritage. I learn something new every day and I am fascinated. Keep up the good work.

Message entered on: Tue Nov 20 00:07:48 2001



Ray Lawless

Heswall,, Wirral, Merseyside

I was born in Gladstone Rd. Edge Hill in the early 50's. As kids we thought these tunnels were just a folk tale. A friend of mine lived across the road from St Marys Church Edge Hill. A medium sized victorian house but unlike the houses on iether side, they had a cellar, which you could acces from the street via a set of cast iron steps. David Hewitt (who was a few years older than us) would show us a bricked up arch inside this cellar, and tell us it led to a set of tunnels that were haunted. We couldn't get out quick enough. Very interesting read - Thanks

Message entered on: Tue Nov 6 23:07:24 2001



Sandy Cameron

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

My family lived in 58 Mason Street until 1940 then there was a big fire in the timber yard, and they were forced to move to Edinburgh Road, Kensington during the war.

Message entered on: Sun Nov 4 20:30:49 2001



frances lowndes

bidston, wirral, merseyside

Ihave lived on the wirral for 25years and have only just head about the williamson tunnels. But I have visited some tunnels built under Bidston hill does anybody know anything about these tunnels I think the concil have blocked off the entrance again but the are quiet extensive and beautifull constructed, please help?

Message entered on: Sun Nov 4 20:18:56 2001



tom hankin

fremantle, western australia, australia

i grew up in liverpool during 40's and 50's and remember that we kids were always looking for the mysterious tunnels under liverpool.how we knew of the tunnels,i don't know 'cos no-one had actually been in them.an urban myth turns into reality....great stuff...gorra go our kid..cheers.. tom

Message entered on: Thu Nov 1 12:36:46 2001



Ernie Thornton

South Yunderup, Western Australia, Australia

Fascinating site & subject. Having been born and bred in Liverpool for forty years I am amazed I have never heard of the "Tunnels" previous to stumbling on your Site. Keep up the good work. Best Regards.

Message entered on: Mon Oct 22 10:55:18 2001



Agnes Claridge

Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia

Hi, I've just finished reading a novel by Martin Edwards which has references to the tunnels in it. Title of the book is 'First Cut is the Deepest'.I became very interested and have enjoyed touring the site. It is simply amazing and I wish the Friends much success in their work.

Message entered on: Tue Oct 16 03:02:13 2001



Cliff Ennis

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

My first of two recent visits to the sites of the tunnels was by sheer luck, as a member of St.John Ambulance, I was asked to provide first-aid cover on site during a visit day for FoWT members. It sounded quite interesting but I was nowhere near prepared for the amazing sights I was to be shown. I would not describe myself as a tunnel/pothole enthusiast but I challenge anyone not to be fascinated by these works. It is a disgrace that these tunnels remain mostly a mystery even to people in Liverpool who are totally unaware of their existence. This incredible yet little known piece of Liverpool history MUST be granted some sort of financial funding to "unearth" the full extent of the project. My application form for FoWT is in the post and I would recommend other visitors to this website to join if only for the chance to see for themselves this awe-inspiring labyrinth.

Message entered on: Mon Oct 8 21:30:31 2001



K Brown

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

The full length - 2hour stage play THE KING OF EDGE HILL will be performed at the Unity Theatre for 10 nights in February. Claire/Dave/Bill & co I'll e-mail you when I've got a date and cast details. Web site looks good. K

Message entered on: Mon Oct 1 14:19:32 2001



Colin Cooper

Vienna, Neideröstereich, Austria

I stumbled across this site by reading about a Roman well recently uncovered in London and following the various links supplied. This has been one of the most interesting sites I have visited in a long time! This is 'Boys Own' stuff that captures the imagination. I had never known of the existence of Williamson's Tunnels until today. These structures are superb and are well worth preserving and documenting. You have an excellent web site and I wish all the Team every success with the project. I hope to get to see the tunnels one day. Great stuff!!!!!

Message entered on: Thu Sep 27 10:24:46 2001



Keith Draper

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I found your webb page very interesting indeed, I first saw a a film or short documentary on tv here a few months ago and now found your webb site. My wife used to live in Windsor Gardens Smithdown Lane and myself off Lark Lane and we both had never heard of these tunnels until now . Thanks for your Info. All the very best Keith and Pat Draper

Message entered on: Wed Sep 12 12:48:05 2001



Panic!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I remember when... This was little web site.... when you guys were just starting up. Wow, new look web site, new pictures, new info. I must look further. I wish we had the sort of coperation and involvement with the council and public that you guys seem to have. Panic! Http://www.urbanadventure.org

Message entered on: Thu Sep 6 09:28:28 2001



Susan

Sydney, NSW, Australia

What an excellent website - fascinating story, so cleverly presented.

Message entered on: Wed Sep 5 13:57:00 2001



Mark Elliott

Mairena del Aljarafe, Seville, Spain

I first read about Williamson's tunnels in Barbara Jones'book "Follies and Grottoes" which incidentally also has an article on George Harrison's house, and where he suffered the terrible attack although he obviously isn't mentioned by name. I have always been fascinated by tunnels and spent many hours of my youth exploring the disused railway sidings and tunnels around the docks in B'head and L'pool. Now that I live in Seville, it is curious to find yet another parallel between the two great cities which were once their respective countries' main ports for trade with the Americas: tunnels. Apparently Seville is also riddled with tunnels, though of a far greater age. Some go back to Roman times. Unlike Williamson's tunnels however, no-one has taken any interest in them and they do not have even a mention on any web page. Talking of web pages... congratualtions on such an easy-to-use, informative website! The quality puts those of many large companies to shame. I look forward to returning often to the website and await impatiently the opening of the tunnels to the general public. I'll be over to see them like a shot.

Message entered on: Tue Sep 4 02:29:17 2001



Jennifer

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I have lived in the Williamson Student Village for the past two years, (Ever since it was first built), and I had always wondered what the people were doing down that hole in the car park! Two weeks ago, myself and two other students were taken down the tunnels and we were absolutly amazed. It was fantastic and I can't wait untill more is uncovered. My bedroom window faces out onto Mason Street and across the city, and after looking at this website I now know what has caused the cobles to break through the tarmc, so I don't mind the taxis making as much noise when they hit them in the middle of the night. My Grandad used to work on the railway side-ings at Edge Hill and it was him who first told me of the tunnels. I am going to join up and become a member and I look forward to going down the tunnels again. Keep up the good work!!!!!

Message entered on: Sun Sep 2 12:26:05 2001



Tony rimmer

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Look forward to seeing you all on Sept 8th 2001.

Message entered on: Wed Aug 22 21:15:37 2001



Henry Williams

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I have some DV footage that has been edited and I hopefully will stream it. It consists of one of the monthly meatings and a bit of the smithdown laneyard (opposite the prefabs in the yard where one of the tunnels where collapsed and reopend from the top of it in the grounds of the yard. Anyone interested let me know, the edited version done on my dv editing suite has got no sound and has music at the back of it.

Message entered on: Wed Aug 22 18:58:57 2001



Kevin

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Why can't people see this for what it really is. An original job creation scheme from an philanthropic scouser. Nothing paranormal, nor an elaborate attempt to rob houses! It should be publicised that, even when the city was getting rich to the detriment of others wellbeing (slavery), there were still some people willing to put their hands into their own pockets to help others. If more people were to do this today the world would be a better place. Thanks to Mr Williamson, a gentleman with dignity.

Message entered on: Tue Aug 21 18:07:29 2001



Eric Dalton

Toms River, New Jersey, USA

I was born and raised in Liverpool and never knew of the Williamson Tunnels. I have a friend in Liverpool, Peter Barton who is a member of the FoWT and it was he who informed me of these Tunnels. The next time I am in Liverpool I will definitely visit any of the Tunnels I can.

Message entered on: Mon Aug 20 23:44:46 2001



Dave Wilson

Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside

Congratulations on a superb site. Great photos and videos, and so easy to get around. I started work in 1966 at P M Willey, the Vauxhall garage at the Mount Vernon end of Mason St, and a few years later moved down Mason St, to work in the commercial vehicle department. Little did I know about what was underneath my feet. Thanks for all the information, this really is a facinating story. Keep up the good work.

Message entered on: Sat Aug 18 09:15:25 2001



barbara rimmer

wigan, greater manchester, england

I was here in August 2001. Keep on fighting!!!!!!!!

Message entered on: Wed Aug 15 20:31:50 2001



Neil G Williamson

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

My daughter (Emma) is looking up the Williamson tree and we think we are related to Joseph Williamson. We are so excited !!!!!!

Message entered on: Sat Aug 11 22:26:36 2001



Darin McCoy

Lindale, TX, USA

Very interesting! I never knew there was such a thing. Keep up the good work. PS: Cudos to your easy to navigate site!

Message entered on: Sat Aug 11 04:24:27 2001



Lynn Mills

LIVERPOOL (of course), Mersyside, England

An excellent site, what more can be said? I am proud of my heritage and proud to be a Scouser. There should be an army of people put together to clear the tunnels of the rubble. Restore the tunnels to their former glory. The world should see these magnificent tunnels. I will be back. Lynn

Message entered on: Tue Aug 7 21:21:18 2001



ronald cornes

Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, California, USA

I have a great interest in the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and steam locomotives in general. I would like to congratulate you on an excellent informative web site. Ron

Message entered on: Thu Aug 2 21:19:50 2001



Jeff Allanson

Runcorn, CHeshire, Blighty

Nice update to the site. That wideangle photo of the banqueting hall is a cracker. Keep up the gpod work.

Message entered on: Fri Jul 27 19:18:55 2001



rose

steuben, maine, usa

i have done a lot of reading and searching of the paranormal and alot of reading and searching on tunnels built under towns a few theorys is one they were used to save and release slaves another was so they could rob familys while they were away or just to find out what type of people they were another was to haunt them thinking the places had ghosts i like this one the best im am an avid ghost hunter my nic is dragons_hideout my name is rose i only have webtv but i find alot of interseting facts and pics about the strange and unusual if you want to just chat just drop me a line well have a ghostly good time i only discuss interests of the paranormal no sex see you on the other side

Message entered on: Tue Jul 24 12:06:48 2001



dallas

la, cal, us

Great website.Mr john williamson was a Interesting man.We will add your website to the internets most popular websites,and it can be found on the top of our links page http://www.freestuff.at/youwin

Message entered on: Sat Jul 21 08:14:10 2001



Rob Valdez

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

I can't wait for these tunnels to be opened up to the public. I'm going to start saving for my trip today!

Message entered on: Mon Jul 16 12:52:03 2001



Paul Buriak

Pittsburgh, Pa., USA

Thanks for a wonderful site and your efforts to conserve this wonderful bit of Liverpool history. I can't help but wonder if Mr. Williamson was'nt some sort of mystic, as his effforts to build empty cellars with wonderful stonework archways would, some years later, served as prototypes for dozens of similar spaces that filled with what would become the Merseybeat sound. Do you suppose he was compeled to build these spaces never realizing how important their design would be to the city's future fame? I like to think so!

Message entered on: Sat Jul 7 14:06:23 2001



lee saggrs

south benfleet, essex, engand

i discovered wiliamson's tunnels in an old copy of bizarre magazine , and was instantly fascinated by them. i applaud your efforts to uncover the mysteries of thse tunnels and would love the chance to help in some way. well done to all those involved.

Message entered on: Mon Jul 2 18:36:43 2001



mark wareing

albany, western australia, australia

better than Raiders Of the Lost Ark, 10 out of 10

Message entered on: Mon Jul 2 12:45:31 2001



peter robinson

liverpool, merseyside, england

when i worked on the construction of paddington comprehensive school in the mid-60s little did i realise what lay beneath my feet.great site.keep up the good work.

Message entered on: Wed Jun 27 23:14:50 2001



Bryan Hughes

Albany, Western Australia, Australia

I think what is beeing achieved and preserved for the present and future generations is unquestionable and praise to all involved.I am a member of the Ratepayers and Residents Assoc. in Albany and we appreciate our Historic sites and hope that the future developement within Liverpool will seriously consider the importance of these Tunnel's when allowing constructionin the future.

Message entered on: Tue Jun 26 12:48:43 2001



Nick

N.Vancouver, B.C., Canada

I was told that they worked out jam buttie mines,honest the Diddy men told me. Keep up the good work may be in La Pool next year and will sure look to F.W.T up. Nick Be safe

Message entered on: Mon Jun 25 06:44:00 2001



Sammy Mallon

Skem, Lancs, England

Been looking for info on the tunnels for a long time and was great to find this site - FWT strikes me as genuine and honest - unlike a lot of the drivel you find on the net. You folks sure know your stuff and the pix are great. I've heard your insured to take members on tours - I'll be joining up. Digging for victory!

Message entered on: Sat Jun 23 10:34:33 2001



Neil Parkinson

Liverpool, n/a, England

I have followed the williamson tunnels story for about 20 years of my life and more so in the last 2/3 years. I pains me and the people of Liverpool of whom I have spoken to about the tunnels and the fact that it is another part of Liverpool's hertitage, If only the people of Liverpool really knew what was happening to their city and its heritage. Shame on the locals press and the out-spoken academics for their duplicity in the lies and disinformation they have peddled and pushed to us all about the tunnels. Nevermind, the profit driven parisitic sold-called developers/pirates. Let the people of Liverpool take over and get rid of developers etc and why not channel some our lottery money to some of our (liverpool) projects,(excluding object 1 funding!!) Please help

Message entered on: Sat Jun 23 04:00:28 2001



Pat McManaman

Runcorn, Cheshire, England

I would like to congratulate all the people who have recovered and provide us with such fantastic info on the tunnels. I used to live in Congress Street, off Smithdown Lane. Our house backed onto the corporation yard where the tunnels are. My brother and myself used to play in them with our friends,it brings back such wonderful memories. We never knew at the time what they were for. Now you have provided the answers. Thank you so much. Pat.

Message entered on: Tue Jun 19 21:02:07 2001



Mark

Liverpool, Merseyside, U.K

Why is it so many Liverpool people have not heard of the "Edge Hill Mole", sounds like you need more advertising, there's obviously some room for improvement. Maybe there's not enough space to fit everyone down there! Look forward to seeing the Tunnels, passing the word around now to bemused faces ! Unfortunately I did not catch the Ch 4 TV programme, is there a likelyhood of it being repeated ? What was the title ? Excellent Website.....I just want more....keep digging!

Message entered on: Mon Jun 18 13:49:47 2001



Myke Pocock

Carlisle, Cumbria, England

I am a member of MOLES (Mines of Lakeland Exploration Society. I have just discovered your web site and am totally intrigued. I shall be sending my application form in soon and in the mean time shall spend time viewing the site. Full marks for a spectacular way of presenting your subject to anyone interested. I am sure that there are other members of MOLES who would like to make a visit to the site. I shall contact you further soon. Look forward to receiving information. Myke Pocock.

Message entered on: Sun Jun 10 23:08:33 2001



Bernard Jones

Ipswich, Queensland, Oztryliah

Have we been overlooking the possibility that the original tunnels might well have long ante-dated Williamson? Could they not have been started towards the end of the last Ice Age by wise old Liverpolitans from Druids Cross. Have the astronomical alignments been checked? bucal-lingually Bernard Jones

Message entered on: Wed Jun 6 12:52:17 2001



Nikki Andrews

Liverpool, Tuebrook, England

My mother in law recently asked me if I could find your address via the net in view of her joining your organisation. WOW.....Never did I expect to find such an informative and well constructed information guide; and so rather than working I spent over an hour captivated by the wealth of information you provided as well as printing many an article for mum! Though not a true scouser my self (married to one!) I love this city and it is wonderful that you all put in so much hard work and enthusiasm into keeping safe a part of merseysides true heritage. Will definatley be visiting soon.

Message entered on: Mon Jun 4 21:10:07 2001



Ray Redfern

Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Just dropped in to say Hello to Jim Moran, a fellow Old Alsopian and a FoWT. Spotted Fred Schober's and Tom Miller's messages, too. Hope to join soon and claim my trip.

Message entered on: Fri Jun 1 00:51:10 2001



Roy Stratton--MRS_RD

Readyville, Cannon>

One day I shall return to view my relatives of the past--and to see the skilled work come to life from these tunnels will be a great pleasure in itself-maybe someday I can contribute to the great work all of you are are doing>

Message entered on: Sun May 20 03:59:24 2001



C BUTCHER

Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA

My family had public houses in central Liverpool at the time williams was alive and I myself have lived on Mersey side for a time its great to see some care taken for the historic sites such as this you have a great site, very interesting.

Message entered on: Thu May 17 18:51:23 2001



tom ockleshaw

melbourne, victoria, Australia

what a great site as a scouser I always thought that the Mole of Edge hill was a figment of some ones imagination keep up the good work. I may drop in next time i am in Liverpool {excuse the pun}

Message entered on: Mon May 7 07:24:19 2001



Richard and Laura

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Nice site, and we really enjoyed the videos. The pictures were also very good. We'd love to visit sometime.

Message entered on: Fri May 4 13:04:25 2001



darren arkins

london, london, england

To Steve, Thanks for all yuor assistance with the tate liverpool. Good luck with the excavations of the tunnels. Look forward to following its progress. See you again in the near future. darren & dan

Message entered on: Fri May 4 10:23:54 2001



John Milce

Sydney, NSW, Australia

What a fascinating web site, extremely well put together. It's amazing that I had never heard of the tunnels when I lived in Liverpool fot the first 22 years of my life.

Message entered on: Thu May 3 00:18:52 2001



glen white

brisbane, queensland, australia

These tunnels are unreal ,iv'e never heard of them before, they are like one of the great manmade wonders of the world and should be refurbished. I can't understand why they are not more widely known about around the world.

Message entered on: Mon Apr 30 14:54:21 2001



frances womack

Liverpool, merseyside, UK

have any books been written about williamson's tunnels

Message entered on: Mon Apr 30 12:33:46 2001



Peter Sims

Chester, England, Cheshire

I went on one of your tours this afternoon, and will be back. A guy who used to be our next-door neighbour years ago was an ardent pot-holer and also fascinated by trains. He moved up to Scotland, and I must tell him about this place. I'm sure he had no idea all this existed under Liverpool and he might just be down to see it!

Message entered on: Sun Apr 29 00:22:12 2001



Mad Mole

swansea, swansea, wales

Found this site when searching for something completely different but found your information absolutley fascinating, has there ever been a tv programme about the tunnels if not i think there should be. Great site , will visit again.

Message entered on: Thu Apr 26 10:24:26 2001



Robert Frost

Ellesmere Port, Chesire, England

I grew up in Low Hill,and attended Rathbone school. at lunch time myself and friends played on the triangleof land in front of the old Umbro factory. on one occasion at the age of about ten, we were digging trenches (Playing war.)when an old man warned us not to dig too deep incase we ended up in the old man's tunnels. it meant nothing at the time. good luck with your endeavours.

Message entered on: Tue Apr 24 14:24:24 2001



Andy Foster

Hemel Hempstead, Herts, U.K.

Fascinating stuff and a great web site. I wish I lived closer to this place!

Message entered on: Wed Apr 18 14:23:00 2001



Alan Finch

South Zeal, Devon, UK

Found you from a correspondent in Sarajevo. I'm Hon. Sec William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust UK. We would love to put an article from you in our newsletter. Your site is most interesting and something I knew nothing about. Keep up the good work.

Message entered on: Wed Apr 18 11:50:31 2001



maureen beard

southport, merseyside, UK

It's good to read the history of my home town,more please maureen beard

Message entered on: Sat Apr 14 20:05:46 2001



Ted Washbrook

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Thanks for a great site,I haven't looked at it for some time and I was most pleasantly suprised at the changes you have made.I have put the site on my Favorites and I will look at it even more. Regards Ted Washbrook

Message entered on: Sat Apr 14 05:22:51 2001



Carole Parkes

Skelmersdale, Lancashire, England

Just wanted to say that in the early 1970's I used to live in "The King's Arms" Public House which was at the bottom of Islington, on the corner of Frazer Street (I think). Anyway, leading off from the cellar of that pub was a few yards of tunnel that led in the direction of the Shakspeare theatre. It was bricked in however after a few yards so it was impossible to say how far it went. Regards Carole Parkes

Message entered on: Tue Apr 10 23:20:01 2001



Jenny Matthews

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

This is a very informative and well constructed website.well done!

Message entered on: Mon Apr 9 21:39:35 2001



Jenny Matthews

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

This is a very informative and well constructed website.well done!

Message entered on: Mon Apr 9 21:39:27 2001



bob blackall

bristol, avon, england

I played in the tunnels climbing down into the culverts from smithdown road. also getting the sanky suger and peanuts from outside bibbys on the dock road and running after the steam waggons and the old lms three wheelers.

Message entered on: Sun Apr 8 19:17:45 2001



Mike Adamson

Okehampton (Ex Liverpool), Devon, UK

A friend and I have been wanting to gain access to the tunnels for years as avid cavers. I've just taken out a mebership and have really enjoyed the 3D experience. I would be really interested in an actual tour sometime and hope you can make it possible. I would also be interested in exploratory work. Excellent and interesting web site look forward to any new information.

Message entered on: Tue Apr 3 21:17:29 2001



CAROLINE LARMAN

BANGOR, GWYNEDD, UK

Had a great visit.Enjoyed the chat. Keep up the goodwork!

Message entered on: Tue Apr 3 19:20:07 2001



CAROLINE LARMAN

BANGOR, GWYNEDD, UK

Had a great visit.Enjoyed the chat. Keep up the goodwork!

Message entered on: Tue Apr 3 19:19:44 2001



Mick Corton

Chorley, Lancashire, UK

I first became interested in the tunnels from reading "Curiosities of town and countryside" by Edmund Vale (Batsford 1940). On page 67 he refers to Willaimson as "the greatest of all pure subterraneanists". It wetted my appetite and I subsequently, many years later, read in the Transactions in the local library an article dated 1916 "Joseph Williamson - the king of Edge Hill" by Charles R Hand. It details the story with illustrations such as 'Interior of Great Tunnel in 1860'. It gives some detail of the workings. A couple of years ago I went to Mason St out of curiosity but was disappointed to see no sign of the great mansions he constructed. Then I saw the film on channel 4 on Thursday night...what a revelation! I thought that the tunnels had been all but forgotten about. Congratulations to all concerned. I'd love to visit them. Keep up the good work! Mick

Message entered on: Sat Mar 31 00:45:26 2001



Fina Moorrosso

Feltham, Middx, UK

Having watched "the other side" tv program on the tunnels, since the film have you managed to find many more tunnels or artefacts that tell you more about the sites. Also could you let me Know there were problems gaining access to the tunnels, now or at first. I used to travel to and from Limey by train as a kid, and often used to wonder what the limestone tunnels that you could see from the train were!from edge hill to limey.

Message entered on: Fri Mar 30 21:28:51 2001



joseph miller

DOVER, KENT, ENGLAND

i lived in price st just off paradice st just after the 2nd world war when liverpool still had horse and carts and the overhead railway was still going we were very poor but we never went short sugar or penuts the were plenty busy warehouses and slow horse & carts with sugar on just a few memories there are lots moor joey

Message entered on: Tue Mar 27 22:35:14 2001



ray oconnor

hamilton, waikato, New Zealand

Just discovered the very interesting 'web site'. I see things have rapidly moved on since the beginning in the early nineties.. long (deep and wide) may the good work continue. Cheers from Fred's brother in Kiwiland...

Message entered on: Fri Mar 23 03:42:06 2001



carol

telford, shropshire, england

I'm amazed!! Born and bred in Liverpool and I never knew anything about these tunnels??? I don't recall being taught about them in any history lesson I had at school??? Lets hope the Liverpool kids of today aren't deprived of such a wonderful part of their local history. Thankyou for this site.

Message entered on: Fri Mar 23 01:23:32 2001



Mark Phillips

Proctorville, Ohio, USA

Absolutely fascinating! I love to explore abandoned railway tunnels and the thought of a fellow helping his fellow man--by providing employment--just to build tunnels for his fancy is very interesting. Thank you for all your work and I am looking forward to your updates.

Message entered on: Wed Mar 21 14:00:58 2001



Colin scott

winslow, Arizona, USA

I thought you might find it interesting to know that i was brought up on the chatsworth estate and attended chatsworth school. I used to play in tunnels around the old edge hill sidings before it was fenced off for use by the then british rail.looking at your maps i am convinced that this is part of the williamson tunnels my friends and i used to explore as children. We would travel for what seemed like miles inside the tunnels the entrance to which was in the main wall of the cutting on the murtle street end of chatsworth cutting.The tunnels to murtle street where eventually blocked off when they developed the area. But i remember well climbing into the tunnel in the wall and if we went to the right we could go only about 100 yards before it was blocked by a cave in. But if we went to the left we could go a long way before the tunnel dropped into another below. There was access by way of a ladder a very old ladder but we could never get up the courage to climb down and continue. We used to find old parafin lanterns and take them to the second hand shop on tunnel road where the owner would give us 50p for each one we found also old tools and chisels he would buy from us too. We even found some german coins one day with swastickers on them he bought them off us for 10p. I remember so well i remember running to toms shop on tunnel road to buy a frozen drink and then to tilly's next door to buy a carton of milk to drink. What i wouldnt give to be allowed back and to finish the exploring we never had the bottle to do.

Message entered on: Wed Mar 21 07:03:46 2001



Steve Davies

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Great site! have just got my CD the ballad of Joseph Williamson, thats great too, a must for every one, keep up the good work.

Message entered on: Sun Mar 18 20:36:37 2001



Julie Wilson

Lydiate, Merseyside, U K

A very interesting and informative website. I shall be keeping an eye on any future developments and look forward one day to looking around the tunnels as well as finding out their history.

Message entered on: Tue Mar 13 10:09:19 2001



Karan Evans

Liverpool, merseyside, england

Absolutly fantastic show on Saturday, a great job was done by all, it really showed that you were all dedicated to saving this wonderful part of our history and how much we must keep this alive for future generations, I wish you every success.

Message entered on: Mon Mar 12 23:49:16 2001



Anthony Evans age 8

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I had a great day on saturday listening to the story of the tunnels and seeing all the pictures i hope i can see them soon i will be a member as soon as i save up my pocket money

Message entered on: Mon Mar 12 23:45:21 2001



MaxuS

Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Russia

Well, this is the second usefull and intresting site I found (after Dutch one) in big Internet dedicated to souterrains (we call it spelestology here in Russia). Thanks. Those who want to look at our souterrains :) in Russia I invite in virtual cave: http://uzm.spb.ru/indexe.htm - big underground photo-archive presented as a virtual cave with its own labyrinth (about 200 steps now). Questions or contacts are appriciated :)

Message entered on: Mon Mar 12 16:28:37 2001



pam williamson

liverpool, merseyside, england

After visiting St.George's hall on saturday (see date) it was a strange soincidence when i went into computer school on monday and was asked to do an exercise on ...Williamson Tunnels! particularly when my own surname is Willamson. It would be interesting to know wether or not we are actually related.

Message entered on: Mon Mar 12 13:03:40 2001



paul nethercott

stalybirdge, cheshire, england

Had an excellent days tour of the tunnels. Just joined as a member and looking forward to keeping up with future developments and exploration of the tunnels. Thanks for a great day and hope to visit you again soon. Thanks also to Les for being an excellent guide. Good luck!

Message entered on: Sun Mar 11 20:22:48 2001



Paul Smith

Warrington, Cheshire, UK

As a new member of sub brit... came across your site from nick catfords link section.. Id never even heard of the Williamson's Tunnels even living so close to Liverpool... Good to see such good work being done

Message entered on: Sun Mar 11 11:55:02 2001



JAMES A GORMAN

liverpool 11, merseyside, england

WHAT AN AMAZING, INSPIRING WEBSITE,WELL THOUGHT OUT AND ALL BASED ON A TRULY OUTSTANDING LEGACY,KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK. BEST REGARDS, JAMES

Message entered on: Sat Mar 10 21:04:33 2001



Fred Schober

Halsall, Lancs, U K

Visited the Radio Merseyside Liverpool Historic "Show" at St George's Hall. Packed with visitors and 3 or 4 deep at F O W's stall where about 10 volunteers were advertising the tunnels. Hope you got lot's of new members and anyone reading this is urged to go along tomorrow, Sunday 11th March to see for themselves.

Message entered on: Sat Mar 10 14:42:10 2001



Jim Kelly

Aintree Village, Merseyside, U.K.

Have really enjoyed looking at this great web site, wish you all good lick with your endevours to save the tunnels, and with restoration. I can remember reading in the echo during the sixties an entrance to the tunnels in the garage by the womens hospital in Oxford Street.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 8 21:30:30 2001



BARRY WILLIAMSON

WALLASEY, MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND

A TRULY FASCINATING WEBSITE, I WILL CERTAINLY VISIT OFTEN.

Message entered on: Sat Mar 3 14:40:05 2001



andrew povey

liverpool, lancashire, england

i just visited your web site an was amazed by the tunnels (keep up the good work) & also i'm in wonder about what else is beneath our city , i would like to know if there is any other tunnel in our city because i use work in st georges hall and was told (true or not) that there are tunnel beneath it

Message entered on: Sat Mar 3 13:54:25 2001



Tom Miller

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

What a great site! I was pointed in this direction by an ex Alsopian (Jim Moran) who is also one of the FoWT. Would love to visit the tunnels themselves when I come `back home' for a visit in May - any chance? Cheers Tom (Hi Jim!)

Message entered on: Tue Feb 27 02:10:08 2001



george ruth

walton, liverpool, merseyside

fantastic story always been into this when i saw a advertisment in the philimonic pub, keep up the good work and one day the public might get in to see them thanks

Message entered on: Sun Feb 25 00:52:51 2001



Fred Schober

Halsall, Lancs, England

A wonderful experience, not only did we see the magnificent tunnels and brickwork but we were plied with information from the multitude of friendly, knowledgeable, and chatty guides. Keep up the good work, more people must be persuaded to visit this treasure of Williamson's.

Message entered on: Sun Feb 25 00:17:06 2001



Mark Williams

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Hi, Just wanted to tell you all how much I enjoyed the tunnels that I visited on Saturday, 10th February of this year. It was an experience I will never forget, and am sure I will often think back to in years to come, when I am walking through the (now opened to the public) tunnels, thinking to myself, "I once had to crouch down to avoid banging my head on that ceiling!" When it lies 20 foot above us, some point in the future. Thanks and congratulations to all the Friends that were playing tour guides, even though they'd probably repeated the same thing over and over again by the time I got there, they still managed to bring the story to life in magnificent detail. So, well done! Thanks once again.

Message entered on: Wed Feb 14 23:12:05 2001



Chris Reilly

Reading, Berkshire, England

Although born in Liverpool I was unaware of the tunnels until my father in law showed me some information on the mole. You have a very informative site and I enjoyed it very much(and will return to it often). More should be done on publicity about the tunnels, and funding for the restoration of then given to you (i.e Lotery funding). Good luck for the future. Chris Reilly

Message entered on: Tue Feb 13 15:58:40 2001



Frederick WILLMANN

St Pol sur ternoise, pas de calais, France

Un mignifique site web, très bien conçu et documenté. Nous étudions les souterrains depuis plus de dix ans et sommes heureux de connaître de nouveaux réseaux et correspondants. We are very interrested to visit you, next year for your international congress on souterrain. Best wishes, good luck and work. F Willmann, Groupe d'étude des villages souterrain du Nord de la France.

Message entered on: Mon Feb 12 11:48:02 2001



Roy P. Stratton-MRS-RD

Readyville, Cannon/Tennessee, United States-/America

Keep up the good works Best wishes a safe and happy year Roy

Message entered on: Mon Feb 12 03:15:34 2001



pete ryder

riding mill, northumberland, uk

Fascinating stuff, especially to a lifelong caver/archaeologist. If visits can be arranged, let me know..

Message entered on: Sun Feb 11 20:59:53 2001



Johan Willems

Tongeren, Limburg, Belgium

Nice site ! I already had seen some of it at the symposium in Croatia. I'm looking forward to come visit the tunnels next year. Keep on doing the good work Johan Willems

Message entered on: Tue Feb 6 05:10:16 2001



Peter Munro

Bootle, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

An excellent site.

Message entered on: Thu Jan 18 13:28:19 2001



chris skelton

bristol, ingerland, as above

just an existing 'friend' checking out his new fangled equipment and saying "keep up the good work and thanks" to all you tunnellers in my home town.Hope to get to visit you one day,(when it's warmer!)

Message entered on: Sat Jan 13 19:51:20 2001



larry gerow

midlothian, va, usa

we will be in liverpool for the first time ever in june of 2001 and hopefully some aspect of the tunnels will be available for us to tour. nice website. obviously a lot of work has gone into it. thank you, larry and judy gerow

Message entered on: Thu Jan 11 23:27:02 2001



Krista Williams

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

I lived all my life in Liverpool up until I left for Canada in 1972. I have never heard about these tunnels until I stumbled upon your website. I am fascinated and strongly wish to visit Liverpool in the next couple of years especially to visit and find out more about these mines. Has anyone realized the possibilities financially for tours?

Message entered on: Sat Jan 6 07:43:05 2001



Greg Stites

St.Louis, Mo, USA

Great site. Map were good, would love to see more pictures. Good thing they are not here or some one would set up a meth lab in them. Keep up the good work.

Message entered on: Thu Dec 28 16:33:05 2000



Lynette

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

I am facinated with Liverpool history and the discovery of the tunnels makes me want to come home more than ever! I look forward to becoming a member in the near future and joining in the excitement!

Message entered on: Thu Dec 21 16:18:30 2000



Gerard

liverpool, merseyside, uk

Excellent site, should be bigger. Do you know any other interesting liverpoolv history sites?

Message entered on: Mon Dec 11 23:58:45 2000



John McLaughlin

Wadsworth, Ohio, USA

Best site of all my surfing. At 71 i probably will not tour your tunnels. But will keep this as a favorate page.

Message entered on: Sun Dec 10 22:34:22 2000



Tim

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

my headmaster told us about your site in a an assembly, so i decided to visit it. I found it very interesting and informative.

Message entered on: Thu Dec 7 12:58:44 2000



Jon Pollard

Bromborough, Wirral, England

Wonderful site about such a wonderful subject. Just wish that the tunnels were as easy to navigate!!!!!!!! Was there any connection to the Storeton tramway on the wirral?

Message entered on: Wed Dec 6 02:07:33 2000



Pat Ellis

Birkenhead, Wirral, England

I was fascinated by this wonderful discovery- right on our own doorstep, too! I can't wait for it to be opened and available to the general public- I would love to go down! I have been in the mediaeval caves under Nottingham city's shopping centre but I am sure the Liverpool tunnels would equal that. Best wishes, P. Ellis p.s In Birkenhead there is an Art Gallery he dedicated, too, in Oxton- the Williamson Art Gallery.

Message entered on: Sun Dec 3 21:10:35 2000



Jim Rourke

Wigan, Lancashire, UK

Wonderful site-power to your elbow(s). I shall return again and again.

Message entered on: Fri Dec 1 12:05:01 2000



Darren Jackson

Newton Le Willows, Merseyside, Britain

I Have been interested with the Williamson Tunnels ever since they were mentioned to me by a friend who lives in Liverpool. After recently reading an article in the Mail about the tunnels I decided to do a bit of EDective work and found this site. I find the idea of 'secret' tunnels underneath a major City facinating and I intend to join your society as soon as possible. Keep up the good work,and by the way,your Website is excellent, I foud the videos particularly interesting.

Message entered on: Tue Nov 28 00:04:23 2000



Dave Mount

Lidlington, Beds, UK

What a bizarre story. If you made this up, you would not be believed. Can't wait for the tunnels to be opened up. I think he council should wake up to the possibilities here. It could be like the Bluejohn mines that thousands visit each year in Derbyshire.

Message entered on: Sun Nov 26 23:49:26 2000



Alan Sloan

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Just a note to say I lived in Paddington Gardens and as a young boy of 11, I explored the tunnel opposite Smithdown Police Station with my friends. It become a hideaway for us. It is great to read it's history and to be part of it.

Message entered on: Sun Nov 26 20:40:37 2000



Paul Hennessey

Southampton, Hampshire, England

I went on the tour on 18th November and found it absolutely amazing (not as amazed as my sister was when you presented her with a birthday cake in the Banqueting Hall). Sincere thanks to all who greeted us with such warmth and interest. I hope you are able to negotiate permission and funds to open them to all, they just have to be the most Magical Mystery Tour.

Message entered on: Sun Nov 26 15:25:44 2000



George Porter

liverpool, merseyside, england

Having recently become a member of f.o.w.t I found it fascinating to go on the tour today. Thanks for a great time.

Message entered on: Sat Nov 25 20:23:40 2000



George Porter

liverpool, merseyside, england

Having recently become a member of f.o.w.t I found it fascinating to go on the tour today. Thanks for a great time.

Message entered on: Sat Nov 25 20:23:24 2000



Glyn Jones

Newark, Notts., UK

I was born and brought up in Liverpool. I always thought Williamson was just an eccentric. Now I will think of him as the Roberet Owen of Liverpool. Excellent site.

Message entered on: Sat Nov 25 15:15:32 2000



Duncan Amos

Petersfield, Hants, UK

What a fascinating website - and a fascinating subject, I wish you luck in getting public access to such a remarkable piece of industrial archaeology.

Message entered on: Sat Nov 25 15:11:31 2000



lynn

liverpool, merseyside, england

i remember my grandad telling me about the tunnels when i was a child.the i heard on local radio about the excavation and possability of opening the tunnels to the public.last week i read your article in the liverpool city magazine with your web address.the site is great i enjoyed showing it to my children,only one thing missing, i cant wait to visit the tunnels for real. thanks again and keep up the good work.

Message entered on: Sat Nov 25 13:52:47 2000



b.adams

liverpool, merseyside, england

Best of luck in your efforts

Message entered on: Fri Nov 24 22:18:22 2000



Philip Kerrigan

liverpool, Merseyside, England

My father used to tell me stories about the mole of Liverpool in the very early sixties. When the Beatles brough out "Fool On the Hill" he said it was about the fool who dug up Liverpool all those years ago. It's not until now that I've started believing in fairy stories again.

Message entered on: Fri Nov 24 16:05:29 2000



Martin

Reading, Berkshire, UK

I read the article on these tunnels in "Bizzarre" magazine and was totally fascinated. Having been born in Liverpool, and also having spent 4 years back at the University - it was strange to think I had lived above these tunnels without knowing it. Obviously, I came to the web-site to find out more, and I must say, with hand on heart - that this is probably the most informative, reader-friendly and proffesional website I have ever seen. My congratulations to the whole team, and may I wish you every success with your venture. I truly hope you can open part of the tunnels to the public, I would love to see them.

Message entered on: Fri Nov 24 09:37:46 2000



David Jackson

Escondido, California, USA

I found your site through a genealogy list. It's great! My parents lived on Mason St. in the late 1920's when they were first married and I have often wondered what the street and houses looked like in those days. Perhaps someone knows of photographs taken at that time. I didn't realise that there were tunnels under Edge Hill other than the railway tunnels. Thanks for your efforts in trying to preserve a little bit of history. DJ

Message entered on: Thu Nov 23 15:40:24 2000



Ingrid Buckley

Gt.Sutton S.Wirral, Cheshire, England

Some months ago read a crime novel in which these tunnels were described. Prior to this I had never heard of them.Today there was an interesting article in the Guardian which made me check wether you were on the net. I must say what a wonderful experience. Extremely interesting and well executed. Best of luck in the future you deserve all the help you can get for this wonderful project. Many thanks Ingrid

Message entered on: Wed Nov 22 20:58:57 2000



Robert

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Just looking at this Website was a thrill,good luck to all who are putting a lot of hard work into escavating the Paddington site. Robert

Message entered on: Wed Nov 22 12:44:53 2000



Marny Janson

New Paltz, NY, USA

What a great amount of interesting information! My grandmother and her family lived on Back Mason Street in the 1880s. I never thought I would find this much information about the neighborhood without actually going there! Thanks!

Message entered on: Mon Nov 20 22:38:47 2000



Tupac Shakur

Liverpool, Mersyside, England

This site is Great ... I AM ALIVE!!!!

Message entered on: Mon Nov 20 15:27:04 2000



Steve Wilson

Liverpool, Mersyside, England

I Think this Site IS GREAT FUN!!!!!

Message entered on: Mon Nov 20 15:24:48 2000



christopher corner

liverpool, merseyside, england

i think that this site is very good for finding out a lot of information about liverpool i think the editoor for making such an interesting site

Message entered on: Mon Nov 20 15:23:13 2000



Michael Hannigan

Liverpool, Mersyside, England

I Think This site is very good because all the information i wanted was found straight away.

Message entered on: Mon Nov 20 15:21:29 2000



john gray

liverpool, lancashire, england

heard about these tunnels a child,i thought it was all a myth until i heard about it on radio city,i see there is no mention of applying for a lottery grant i think you should apply and be supported by liverpool city council,this is part of our heritage and these tunnels should be restored to their former glory i think this would be a bigger attraction than the albert dock

Message entered on: Fri Nov 17 20:29:42 2000



Hilary Buckley

Crewe, Cheshire, UK

Happy Birthday Mum! Hope you enjoy your tour of the tunnels

Message entered on: Fri Nov 17 11:00:09 2000



Ken Purnell

Burlington, VT, USA!!!

This is a very interesting website. I am a civil engineering student at the University of Vermont and was looking up information on the chunnel in Boston,Ma and came upon this website which I found quite intriging. The fact that a promonant member of society thought of this project as a way to give the unemployed work is very compelling and makes me think of why we don't do something like that here in America. Not only does it give them work and takes them off the streets, it also must've provided the men with pride in trying to accomplish this task. Congratulations on a wonderful web site and good luck on the restoration project.

Message entered on: Fri Nov 17 09:04:54 2000



bill mcintyre

liverpool, merseyside, england

very interesting

Message entered on: Wed Nov 15 23:25:14 2000



Debbie Raftery

Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I asked a taxi driver when I moved here last year what was worth seeing in Liverpool and he mentioned these tunnels, I've been fascinated and dying to find out more ever since. The photos are incredible, I can't wait to see what will come of it all, a huge part of Liverpool's history has been hidden for so long it's great you are working so hard to uncover it all.

Message entered on: Wed Nov 15 21:53:07 2000



Marc Williams

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

So pleased that this website exists - i am a 20 year old student, born and bred liveerpudlian, brought up on stories of my grandad, who was a lifetime railwayman, of the strange tunnels and the ghosts that haunted them, running off the Lime Street railway track. I have had a lifelong interest in these tunnels, but half believed them to be a myth. I can only be as involved as the FOWT will let me, so lets hope they need loads of help!

Message entered on: Fri Nov 10 12:31:29 2000



Michael Jason Teegarden

Houston, Texas, USA

An interesting, intriguing development. Things were much more lax then ... you couldn't do that very easily now, no matter how much money.

Message entered on: Mon Oct 30 21:01:47 2000



kevin conner

cincinnati, ohio, usa

This was a spectacular site john! I am new to the art of urban exploration,but i like to do research of my own useing web pages such as yours.....i hope that some day i can do my own research and exploring in the field like your self....thanks for the great site john! kevin.........usa.......kconner@fuse.net

Message entered on: Thu Oct 26 05:41:56 2000



William Malcolm Wood

Rainhill, St. Helens, Merseyside, England

Many thanks for the excellent talk and slides at this evening's meeting of the Rainhill Railway and Heritage Society. Had never heard of the tunnels before but had found your web site earlier in the day - very good what I've seen so far.

Message entered on: Mon Oct 16 23:08:18 2000



Alan

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Thanks for a brilliant site ! Wonderfully constucted and easy to scurry round... and what a guy ? Big heart and big ideas ! True eccentric. Thanks again. Alan

Message entered on: Mon Oct 9 12:42:04 2000



John,Linda Abrahams

Adelaide, SA, Australia

We were born in Liverpool . I was born in James Gardens . I never knew Liverpool had tunnels like this. Great site and I will keep it in my favourites. John

Message entered on: Wed Oct 4 10:43:31 2000



brian and joan johnson

skelmersdale, lancs, uk

hope to visit your tunnels one day

Message entered on: Thu Sep 28 21:05:46 2000



joe murphy

toronto, ontario, canada

I thougtI had a good knowledge of liverpool but I must say I I had never heard of the tunnels. My wife was reading a book and pointed out a passage in which the author (Martin Edwards) talks abuot them. My curiosity is peaked and I hope to learn more. I enjoyed your site very much. Good luck joe

Message entered on: Mon Sep 25 16:33:52 2000



joe murphy

toronto, ontario, canada

I thougtI had a good knowledge of liverpool but I must say I I had never heard of the tunnels. My wife was reading a book and pointed out a passage in which the author (Martin Edwards) talks abuot them. My curiosity is peaked and I hope to learn more. I enjoyed your site very much. Good luck joe

Message entered on: Mon Sep 25 16:33:24 2000



Dr J. Morgan

Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

My Wife and I were shown around the magical tunnels at Paddington (The Student Williamson Village)over the Heritage weekend. Following our fascinating underground visit, we were then given a very informative guided tour of the surrounding Edge Hill area which was then followed by the wonderful audio visual display in the Lions Paws. Your members made us most welcome, and their knowledge and enthusiasm on the subject of the great Joseph Williamson and his work was quite infectious. It was well worth the trip and we would like to thank you all so much for a truly memorable day. Good luck with all the hard work that lays ahead in saving as much as you can of this wonderful labrynth. The great City of Liverpool should be very proud of the time and efforts given by the members of your most important Society. We will be in touch soon via your contact numbers to organise a visit for a party of our students. Our most sincere thanks and best wishes.

Message entered on: Sun Sep 24 04:09:28 2000



MARK ROSE

ST.HELENS, M/SIDE, UK

I found the site fascinating. I did not know anything about the tunnels, even though I lived and worked in the "tunnel area" for 22 years !... Amazing part of our history. Thanks Mr. Williamson. and the creators of a brilliant website.

Message entered on: Wed Sep 20 21:54:30 2000



Drazen Kunovic

Zagreb, Croatia, Croatia

Nice homepage.

Message entered on: Mon Sep 18 23:08:19 2000



Drazen Kunovic

Zagreb, Croatia, Croatia

Nice homepage.

Message entered on: Mon Sep 18 23:07:59 2000



J. C. Range

Edge Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

I have enjoyed the site and as I live not a hundred miles from Mason Street I rather wonder what I am sitting on! A fascinating story which I heard often in childhood, I have passed the web address to my grandchildren who will have the story in wonderful detail, thank you!

Message entered on: Sun Sep 17 14:01:12 2000



Glyn Davies

Didsbury, Manchester, UK

I heard a play about the tunnels on Radio 4 earlier this year - it conjured up amazing visions. The reality on your site matches it! I am looking forward to seeing them in the flesh during Heritage Open weekend.

Message entered on: Fri Sep 8 20:10:00 2000



Bernard Jones

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

A truly magnificent site presented in a most professional manner.Congratulations. I lived a ten minute stroll- or a 4 minute dash when chasing the bus to Holt High School - and my grandfather used to feel it was the stables then used by the Corporation dustcart-horses opposite the ramps going to the station that was the stables in question. Does anyone recall the lorries carrying an empty dust cart to the bin men and winching up the full ones? Or the steam lorries carrying copper ingots along Tunnel Road...... what were the three wheel railways lorries called? Bernard Jones

Message entered on: Tue Sep 5 14:51:00 2000



Alan nicholls

Skelmersdale, Lancashire, UK

I had agood talk on your stand at Woodvale and found it very interesting. Your web site is excellent, most enjoyable and informative.

Message entered on: Tue Aug 22 22:47:20 2000



RONNIE CLAYTON

LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, UK

Many thanks for chatting to me at the woodvale rally. Great website, wish you well with your efforts in the future and I hope that I can be of some help. Look forward to visiting the Paddington tunnel site and hopefully some others in the future.

Message entered on: Sun Aug 6 21:18:58 2000



Sandra Deane

Liverpool, merseyside, England

Have just visited your site and found It most enjoyable, only live a short distance from the tunnels but never realised the extent of how large they were will look forward to updates keep up the excellent work.

Message entered on: Tue Aug 1 02:40:32 2000



John

Canterbury, Kent, UK

A well put together site, loads of interesting stuff. Thanks!!!

Message entered on: Sun Jul 30 02:15:38 2000



Elaine Miller

Lenoir, NC, USA

Amazing! I lived in Warrington until 1972, married and moved to the States. I just happened across your web site and didn't even know this existed in Liverpool. Thank you for a great web sit and making me very home sick!

Message entered on: Wed Jul 19 00:39:08 2000



paul hennessey

southampton, hants, england

cant wait to see them in reality. awaiting invitation after being a "founder" member ... have own pick and shovel!!!

Message entered on: Sun Jul 16 21:48:48 2000



Ken Geddes

Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK

Super Web site! I see now the power of the Web. Regards to Les and all of you Ken

Message entered on: Tue Jul 4 15:34:29 2000



richard ball

Liverpool, merseyside, england

Keep up the great works, good luck in the future. You have an excellent website one of the best i have seen

Message entered on: Sat Jun 24 22:01:16 2000



David

warrington, cheshire, uk

Hi Like the site loads of info on Williamsons, would like to link my site to yours, mine is www.warrington.cwc.net the history of warrington, could you do the same for me.? Regards dave dave&liz@cwcom.net

Message entered on: Mon Jun 19 00:38:03 2000



James Henry Williamson

Newburgh, New York, USA

Wonder if I'm related to this guy.

Message entered on: Sat Jun 17 21:46:05 2000



dave

liverpool, merseyside, england

good tour in the video section,worth the wait to download to explore in the comfort of ones home;-)

Message entered on: Wed Jun 7 23:11:23 2000



Rev Dr Steve Brady

Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

A brilliant web page, and a fitting tribute to a nineteenth century philanthropist. Thank you.

Message entered on: Wed May 31 16:47:03 2000



Neil

Oxford, Oxon, England

Tunneltastic!!

Message entered on: Sun May 28 15:56:25 2000



Bill & Doreen Greenway

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

FOWT Doreen and I were at your Annual General Meeting last night and brought up Liverpool Vision's plans for revamping the city centre to the attention of your meeting. Doreen was at the Town Hall today and brought to the attention of Graham Marshall (one of the leading lights at Liverpool Vision)what you are doing and when she pointed out that we also have the oldest station in the world nearby he was musing with the idea of the train stopping in the cutting and allowing people access to Williamsons Tunnels. He thought it would be a good idea for people to travel around the tunnels on bikes. I don't know if anything will come of it but it has been brought to their attention. Please pass this message to Les Coe who we were in discussions with for some time after the meeting closed. Regards Bill Greenway

Message entered on: Fri May 26 18:34:29 2000



Tom Slemen

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

What a fabulous and thoroughly informative site. I was brought up in the Edge Hill area and when I first heard the story of the great subterranean "Mole" from my grandmother, the tale instantly fired my imagination, and still captivates me. Well done to everyone concerned.

Message entered on: Fri May 19 02:23:10 2000



A.M.Weeden

Cromer, Norfolk, England

Very good we have guests from Australia in our guest house in Cromer who are coming this week Hi. GreatGable Metton RdTel 01263 512845 G4MIE Radio Call ID

Message entered on: Thu May 11 14:58:36 2000



Alec Jacques

Birmingham, x, England

Wow! What a place. Great to be able to see inside the tunnels. Can't do much to help from down here but will be joining the society straight away.

Message entered on: Wed May 10 09:31:48 2000



Andrew Iles

Southport, Merseyside, England

A truly amazing site, full of interesting facts about a very interesting subject. I am a member of FOWT and would like to congratulate the organisers on the very proffessional way the recent visits to the tunnel sites were organised. It was an amazing experience, Well done everyone!

Message entered on: Sat May 6 13:22:42 2000



Andrew Iles

Southport, Merseyside, England

A truly amazing site, full of interesting facts about a very interesting subject. I am a member of FOWT and would like to congratulate the organisers on the very proffessional way the recent visits to the tunnel sites were organised. It was an amazing experience, Well done everyone!

Message entered on: Sat May 6 13:22:12 2000



John A. G. Keil

Paramus, Bergen/NJ, USA

Fascinating site. It boggles the mind to think of all that work.

Message entered on: Fri May 5 17:42:28 2000



barry stinchcomb

liverpool, merseyside, england

just received the 'mole', hope work permitting to attend a.g.m. at devonshire house, keep up the good work, see you soon barry stinchcomb

Message entered on: Fri May 5 15:32:01 2000



barry stinchcomb

liverpool, merseyside, england

just received the 'mole', hope work permitting to attend a.g.m. at devonshire house, keep up the good work, see you soon barry stinchcomb

Message entered on: Fri May 5 15:31:48 2000



Michael O`Farrell

Bedworth, Warwickshire, England

As an exiled scouser,this is a fascinating site and deserves sucesss.I hope the Tunnells could be opend to the public.I would visit.

Message entered on: Mon May 1 07:24:47 2000



Karen

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments about the Radio play. Everyone was brilliant especially John Mcardle and Paula Simms. the BBC had 155 phone calls following the broadcast. Keep up the good work - Karen

Message entered on: Fri Apr 21 21:44:04 2000



Kelly Bourne

Reading, Berks, England

Fascinating I shall be joining

Message entered on: Wed Apr 19 15:47:31 2000



Sylvie Anderson

Liverpool, Merseyside, U.K.

Heard the radio drama on Mar 21 on R4. What an absolutely fascinating man! I hope you can get the funding to make some real progress. I live in a wheelchair a lot these days but if I can do anything to help please feel free to ask. Good Luck MSA

Message entered on: Wed Apr 19 01:55:17 2000



Don Thompson

Liverpool, jghjfgj, fjfgjfjfj

Followed the development of the group for a few yeras now but still hav'nt been down to see you. Is there a set time for this or can you let me know. Regards, Don

Message entered on: Mon Apr 10 16:54:10 2000



Lyn Newsham

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Our future as a city of rich history lies in our past so please make this wonderful 'hidden world' of Williamson's Tunnels an exciting, tantalizing project that we all can share with our eyes, savouring his domain.

Message entered on: Sun Apr 9 19:10:26 2000



Terry Morris

Liverpool, Merseyside, U.K

I wonder sometimes, if the tunnels were situated in London, Edinburgh,Chester or some other historic city, they may well be tourist attractions now. Come on Liverpool City Council Give the FoWT a bit more surport, and maybe more funding. Great site, keep up the good work.

Message entered on: Sat Apr 8 19:32:14 2000



sol

liverpool, merseyside, uk

good site not able to see video, but really facinating

Message entered on: Fri Apr 7 21:33:04 2000



Allan Hughes

Northwich, Cheshire, England

What a great site. It gives a wonderful insight into the Liverpool of the time. I look forward to getting to see them asap. Thanks for the virtual tour and thanks to snelly for passing on the site id.

Message entered on: Thu Apr 6 22:21:13 2000



Frank Westwell

BOOTLE, Merseyside, UK

After listening to Tony Snell on Radio Merseyside I was eager to look at the site. Fascinating. Now on my 'Favourites.'

Message entered on: Thu Apr 6 07:36:34 2000



TONY SNELL

LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, UK

What a great site. Wonderful!

Message entered on: Wed Apr 5 07:05:53 2000



TONY

liverpool, england, england

great site

Message entered on: Tue Apr 4 23:42:13 2000



TONY

liverpool, england, england

great site

Message entered on: Tue Apr 4 23:42:11 2000



David Jones

Liverpool, Merseyside, U.K.

A homepage for "The Mole" - I think he would have approved! Good luck.

Message entered on: Mon Apr 3 13:10:37 2000



Graham Woodall

Lichfield, Staffordshire, England

I heard, by chance, a BBC radio play based upon the Tunnels and decided to find out more. I found your site which has been most informative. My son Andrew is a history and archeaology student at Liverpool University and was also fascinated at what to both of us was a discovery. Good luck

Message entered on: Sun Apr 2 09:43:14 2000



robert williamson

brisbane, queensland, australia

i was born in l'pool and raised there.i am a direct decendant of john williamson 1700-1788 innkeeper/later farmer and son james 1730-1787 married sarah musker 1756 also farmer and son john 1757-1838 married ann ellis kelsall of tarbuck also farmer.so i would say i am a fair dinkum scouse.

Message entered on: Sat Apr 1 03:10:01 2000



robert williamson

brisbane, queensland, australia

i was born in l'pool and raised there.i am a direct decendant of john williamson 1700-1788 innkeeper/later farmer and son james 1730-1787 married sarah musker 1756 also farmer and son john 1757-1838 married ann ellis kelsall of tarbuck also farmer.so i would say i am a fair dinkum scouse.

Message entered on: Sat Apr 1 03:09:36 2000



robert williamson

brisbane, queensland, australia

i was born in l'pool and raised there.i am a direct decendant of john williamson 1700-1788 innkeeper/later farmer and son james 1730-1787 married sarah musker 1756 also farmer and son john 1757-1838 married ann ellis kelsall of tarbuck also farmer.so i would say i am a fair dinkum scouse.

Message entered on: Sat Apr 1 03:09:07 2000



Ingrid Taylor

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Having read about these tunnels many years ago, I am pleased to see finally that they are being revovated, as shown in the fantastic pictures and diagrams on your very good and detailed web site. All your hard work in excavating the tunnels and the preparation that has gone into the devopment your web site is much appreciated.

Message entered on: Wed Mar 29 19:35:44 2000



Emma

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I think the work you are doing is fantastic and hope that you receive enough funding to complete the restoration. As do many other people I can't wait to visit the tunnels myself.

Message entered on: Tue Mar 28 22:32:11 2000



Phil Tuck

Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Very interesting site, larger photo`s would have been nice though. Why oh why do we see lottery money thrown at such daft things at times, when your organisation could definitely benefit, and allow you to open some of these tunnels

Message entered on: Tue Mar 28 22:26:15 2000



Ann Phillips Deans

Kuala Lumpur, Salangor, Malaysia

Brilliant site ,I hope the Liverpool council realise what a great potential tourist attraction this could be . Keep up the good work ,will be home in June .

Message entered on: Tue Mar 28 05:21:16 2000



Victoria Bodell

West Kirby, Wirral, UK

I'd just like to leave a note to say keep up the hard work. The tunels are a geat piece of history for Liverpool and it can only do good to get them opened for the public eye. I know that my dad when he was younger used to play in the tunnels of Liverpool and I would love to be able to see them for myself so I hope you can get them opened.

Message entered on: Sun Mar 26 22:05:10 2000

Brilliant site! Had heard about the tunnels, been intrigued by them, but never seen them ... until now. Well done - you're a great organisation.

Message entered on: Wed Mar 1 00:13:17 2000



Mike McMillan

Reading, Berkshire, U.K.

I came to nose around this site having half heard a programme on BBC Radio Four this week; this intrigued me so I felt I had to look further, I shall enjoy reading the details later!

Message entered on: Sat Mar 25 21:39:18 2000



Irene Smith

Warrington, Cheshire, England

Fascinating stuff ! Would like to view tunnels when this becomes possible.

Message entered on: Fri Mar 24 13:44:29 2000



Pam Bennett

Worthing, West Sussex, England

Heard play on Radio 4 about tunnels and asked my husband who comes from Liverpool but he'd never heard of them, nor had a cousin from Manchester who often visits Liverpool. So decided to try and find out more about them. Terrific site, very interesting. Have printed off a lot of info for my husband, brother and cousin who are all interested. Would love to visit them sometime.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 23 22:14:52 2000



Mike Smith

Ashford, Kent, UK

Today ( 21/03/00 ) I listened to a play on Radio 4 which was very interesting and intrigued me. It is very sad that the tunnels are in the condition they are and hope that this will change. I was amazed at how small his house was as you would have imagined he would have lived in a much grander residence. Keep up the good work and if I can make a donation please let me know.

Message entered on: Tue Mar 21 22:05:09 2000



Ken Maple

Nantwich, Cheshire, UK

Like other recent contributors to your guestbook I listened to the Radio 4 play today and sought out further information. Your site is a wonderful piece of work and the whole story is truly magical. I look forward to visiting the labyrinth myself soon.

Message entered on: Tue Mar 21 19:14:35 2000



Gary Hall

Glossop, Derbyshire, UK

I heard the Radio 4 play and was fascinated by this man and his inspired achievements. I found your excellent website and hope that the radio coverage helps to raise the profile of your organisation. My membership form is in the post and I look forward to learning more and supporting your aims to preserve the site and gain backing for public access.

Message entered on: Tue Mar 21 18:15:52 2000



Peter Ibbetson

Mizpe Ramon, Negev, Israel

21st March 2000 A tale of the tunnels replete with comments on Williamson's married life broadcast on Radio 4 and heard over the web today lead me to your delightful web site. A transcript of the broadcast would make an entertaining addition if it could be obtained.

Message entered on: Tue Mar 21 17:59:12 2000



Peter Ibbetson

Mizpe Ramon, Negev, Israel

21st March 2000 A tale of the tunnels replete with comments on Williamson's married life broadcast on Radio 4 and heard over the web today lead me to your delightful web site. A transcript of the broadcast would make an entertaining addition if it could be obtained.

Message entered on: Tue Mar 21 17:58:41 2000



Ralph D. Carr

Chester, Cheshire, England

I'd like to know more about the tunnels. My wife is from around the edge hill area, and I don't think she knows about them. Any thing, within reason, I can do to help? please let me know

Message entered on: Tue Mar 21 15:32:08 2000



Maurice Whitehead

Cottingham, East Yorkshire, UK

My late grandfather (born 1887, died 1971) used to recount to me as a child how he and his friends regularly explored the tunnels as young boys in the late 1890s when there was then apparently access possible from Mason Street. Because of this, the existence of the tunnels has always fascinated me. Having only just discovered the web site, I'm struck by the perseverance and hard work of all involved. I look forward to following developments with interest and wish you every success.

Message entered on: Mon Mar 20 23:14:59 2000



Brian Burge

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I have been aware of the tunnels existance for some time. Read an interesting article in the Warrington Guardian 16/03/00. Keep up the good work.To the Council: Please get behind this project. Don't worry short term about cost. surely anyone can see the potential. Remember the Cavern...

Message entered on: Sat Mar 18 09:22:21 2000



Michael M

liverpool, walton, england

Having travelled the world, it does not suprise me to discover that an indivdual, such as Mr Williamson excisted, and hailed from Liverpool.I am a true scouser, born and bred in Liverpool and fiercely proud to be so. Never in all my travels (18 years of military service) have I ever met anybody to match the true scouse spirit. Kindness personified and prepared to share with others their good fortunes. (Except for the git who stole my watch at school...) May we all follow Williamson's example. The web site is superb!

Message entered on: Tue Mar 14 22:42:09 2000



Aleck Cameron

Bourne, Lincs, England

I am amazed at the size of this project. I grew up living at 52 Mason Street which was the house adjoining the railway wall until we moved in 1941. We knew there was a tunnel in our cellar bit were not aware of the extent.

Message entered on: Mon Mar 13 22:06:02 2000



Dayle Dooley

Burke, Virginia, USA

We are planning a trip in May to Liverpool and I found this site while looking for places to visit. Too bad the tunnels aren't open yet! An excellent site, easy to navigate, very clear explanations. Thank you.

Message entered on: Sun Mar 12 04:45:23 2000



Kevin Bradshaw

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Two years ago a very small section of one of the tunnels was opened to the public for the weekend. I waited with my friends and family for about three hours to get in. Over that weekend the tunnels had thousands of visitors. The tourist potential for these tunnels, were they to be excavated, is MASSIVE. Why don't Liverpool City Council get something sorted? Also. Whilst we were in the queue another organisation to do with the tunnels approached us. There would appear to be two rival groups connected with the tunnels. Why don't you jettison petty differences and join forces?

Message entered on: Sat Mar 11 11:29:12 2000



Michael Dempsey

Onchan, Isle of Man, England

I have visited your website,my dad's a scouser but I'm a manxy,I am only 9 but my dad has sat with me tonight and explained to me what this is about. better go now,I have to go to bed. GOOD NIGHT.

Message entered on: Fri Mar 10 22:18:07 2000



C R Williamson

Wrexham, Wrexham Co. Boro., North Wales

My G-G-Grandfather (Joel Williamson) was born in Ashton-u-Lyne.He was in the brick business. I am just starting to trace the family. That's why I alighted on your site. Is there a connection? I will be in touch.

Message entered on: Wed Mar 8 22:22:43 2000



KAREN

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

A Radio Drama starring John McArdle will be transmitted on Radio 4 at 2.15pm on Tuesday 21st March. Obviously my idea of Williamson won't suit everyones taste as so much myth has grown up around the man, but we have tried to get into his head a little bit. I hope people enjoy it. Let me know what you think. Karen

Message entered on: Wed Mar 8 20:42:31 2000



KAREN

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

A Radio Drama starring John McArdle will be transmitted on Radio 4 at 2.15pm on Tuesday 21st March. Obviously my idea of Williamson won't suit everyones taste as so much myth has grown up around the man, but we have tried to get into his head a little bit. I hope people enjoy it. Let me know what you think. Karen

Message entered on: Wed Mar 8 20:42:13 2000



gary cotton

southampton, hampshire, ENGLAND

after just returning to Formby for the weekend to visit my parents I was told about the site, just visited and thought it was great! signing up on behalf of my mum - she'll love it!

Message entered on: Mon Mar 6 17:28:48 2000



Richie Monks

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Enjoyed reading all the information on the 'mole', can't wait for the tunnels to open to have a look.

Message entered on: Sun Mar 5 21:35:33 2000



Steve Roden

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Read about the new updated site in the Echo - brilliant. Nice to see that the money we spend as members is being well spent and the cause is still getting much needed publicity. Look forward to more news in Issue 9 of 'The Mole' Keep up all the good work Cheers Steve

Message entered on: Sun Mar 5 20:26:46 2000



Mike Thomas

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I heard about the tunnels years ago and have always had an interest. The sites good but you don't explain why you exist alongside the JWS. What do they do?

Message entered on: Sun Mar 5 18:07:20 2000



les

liverpool, merseyside, England

visited the tunnels on open day,was impressed, but found the video links on the web site blurred, and "unlookable". If any info is available would be tempted to attend your meetings.

Message entered on: Sun Mar 5 00:18:50 2000



Paul Moran

LIVERPOOL L33, MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND

Brilliant site ,Upgrade is great membership orm is a great idea and will be in post shortly. Is there a chat room for the tunnels and if not why not. keep up the great work.

Message entered on: Sat Mar 4 21:18:48 2000



Steve Bainbridge

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Found the site, at long last. Happy digging

Message entered on: Sat Mar 4 13:44:29 2000



steve

onchan, isle of man, england

after finally getting my hands on an echo,[not too far from liverpool]but most newsagents are reluctant to order. i found the website and had a look,it was very good.i was born and raised in the city of liverpool,i have lived on the isle of man for 20 years and have still got a soft spot for my home town,it is still good to read and discover the history of liverpool. good night from a manx scouser!!

Message entered on: Fri Mar 3 22:39:40 2000



Paul Smith

Liverpool, Bootle, Erm!!

I've just seen the new look web site. Amazing!

Message entered on: Fri Mar 3 19:45:31 2000



kenny aspinall

runcorn, cheshire, england

just coped your great site after reading about it in the echo please keep up the good work and is ther any book on the subject also can i help

Message entered on: Fri Mar 3 10:54:51 2000



Steve

Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

The tunnels have always fascinated me, it is great to get to see them, if only via the internet. Keep up the good work.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 2 23:53:18 2000



mike williams

liverpool, m'side, england

i have been interested in the tunnels for a number of years now , but have never had the chance to explore them, ithink the website is a superb way to do this until i get the real chance .....crack on team and congrat's.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 2 23:30:44 2000



Jane Hughes

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Stunning site. I've printed out the membership form and will be joining tomorrow.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 2 22:04:40 2000



peter jcockton

new brighton, wirral, united kingdom

very informative and well constructed website.well done!

Message entered on: Thu Mar 2 21:53:31 2000



Peter Brooks

Formby, Merseyside, UK

During 1964 whilst working on the T.A. Barracks in Mason Street I discovered one of the tunnels below the caretakers house in the yard area. after making the hole large enough to get a ladder down along with the building inspector at the time, we explored approx 30 to 40 ft further into the tunnels but lost it and gave up, I have always regretted that we did and find your site just brilliant.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 2 21:21:42 2000



Molly Hulse

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

I have lived in Liverpool for 73 years and I never knew these tunnels existed. - amazing

Message entered on: Thu Mar 2 21:09:25 2000



David Cassin

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

What a great website, I have always been interested in the Williamson tunnels but have never been able to find out much about them.You deserve more recognition for the enormous effort that has gone in to this work.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 2 20:52:48 2000



Kate

Wavertree, Liverpool, UK

Now I know why our house sinks in different directions! A fascinating site, all the hard work is to be commended.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 2 19:47:20 2000



joshua copeland

birkenhead, wirral, england

Thank you for this wonderful insight into an a mazing man. I have a love for the history of Liverpool,and was delighted with this site.

Message entered on: Thu Mar 2 19:07:57 2000



Jack

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Brilliant site! Had heard about the tunnels, been intrigued by them, but never seen them ... until now. Well done - you're a great organisation.

Message entered on: Wed Mar 1 00:13:17 2000



Simon Morris

London, State? Yep... London streets are!, UK

Found your original web site purely by accident and was absolutely amazed! Born and raised in Liverpool, I'd never heard of these tunnels until this. A fascinating subject covered thoroughly on an excellent web site. Keep up the good work. Have passed the address to several friends who are all equaly interested.

Message entered on: Sun Feb 27 21:24:06 2000



Simon Wrigley

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

It is good to see you all being so creative and displaying the results of your long and hard work in such a smart manner. I look forward to seeing you all again

Message entered on: Fri Feb 25 16:53:38 2000



Dennis Byrne

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

around 1963...there use to be connecting tunnels from the original pull up station towards Edge-hill adjacent to Crown street...The signal box was above one such tunnel.... I know that the railway cuttings did come across some of williamsons tunnels...so this may be of help...

Message entered on: Fri Feb 25 16:29:22 2000



Jim M

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Hello, I was here! What a truly great site the commitment and work carried out to preserve these tunnels for future generations of Liverpuddlians is so inspiring. Thank God there are people like yourselves about who care. I hope to help and become involved if I can in some way.

Message entered on: Thu Feb 24 10:41:43 2000



Claire Moorhead

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

A great Web Site! Thank you for all the work you have put in to making this the best site anywhere.

Message entered on: Wed Feb 23 22:10:40 2000



Jonathon Wild

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Hiya Bill, Hiya team, Jona here just browsing the new website...well impressed! I'll be speaking to my contact very soon Bill to see if we can make some progress on shifting the rubble and stuff from the tunnels..here's hoping! See ya in a tunnel soon :) Jona.

Message entered on: Wed Feb 23 19:57:57 2000



Marcelle Hulme

St Helens, Merseyside, U.K.

A very good site

Message entered on: Wed Feb 23 16:19:43 2000



A.A.Drury

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

This is my favourite site, a lot of thought has gone into it, and the presentation is excellent. keep up the good work!

Message entered on: Wed Feb 23 15:40:49 2000



A.A.DRURY

LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND

This is one my favourite sites, I find it fascinating and think that a lot of thought has gone into the production of same. Keep up the good work!

Message entered on: Wed Feb 23 15:21:44 2000



Bill Douglas

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

First message in the guestbook ... Please add your own comments!

Message entered on: Tue Feb 22 21:45:33 2000