Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tunnel talk

YESTERDAY I was asked for an update on the exploration of the "tunnel" beneath New Norfolk and although there does not seem to have been much progress on that front I was able to advise that the mayor had told a recent council workshop that he believes there are two tunnels running roughly parallel to each other under Burnett St.

The theory is that one is the disused sewer and the other is the historical tunnel reputedly used by convicts, patients or soldiers to travel underground between Willow Court and the river. I do not know what evidence exists to support this view and look forward to further investigations being carried out.

Whatever we find will add to the story of Willow Court and its significance as a historic site of national importance. Needless to say, I have a hardhat and headlamp ready to go!

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