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|With an active membership of over 800
individuals and families, Friends of Williamson's Tunnels is one of the largest
local history societies in Britain.
A small group of local enthusiasts formed FoWT in Autumn 1996 in response to possible threats to the long-neglected Williamson tunnels from proposed building projects on the land above. Several years on, we are now a respected and authoritative body, still headed by most of the society's original trustees.
|Our overall aims are:|
|°||to ensure the preservation of all the Williamson tunnels and associated structures currently in existence|
|°||to see all those parts and structures opened to the public|
|°||to carry out extensive research of the Williamson story|
|°||to achieve widespread awareness and understanding of Joseph Williamson's ideas and works|
The FoWT committee meets formally every month to work on the complex state of affairs surrounding the tunnels' future as well as to organise public shows, meetings with other parties involved with the tunnels and the real 'pick and shovel' work in the tunnels themselves!
FoWT is a Registered Charity (number 1087822). Our patron is His Grace The Duke of Westminster. All our work is done voluntarily and we rely on membership subscriptions and occasional donations and grants to pay for items as diverse as stationery and building materials.
Friends of Williamson's Tunnels enjoys membership of and associations with a range of bodies, including: