Time Team Returns.........

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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:34 am There’s a tunnel near here too, according to local legend. One from a 13th century moated house that goes under the moat and allowed people to escape the fortified house in times of siege or supplies to be smuggled in. Supposedly it was used in the civil war.

Maybe with this many tunnels around Time Team should be replaced by Tunnel Team? :lol: Being serious for a mo though that would make a superb series of programmes for someone, not Time Team but someone.

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Include things like priest holes ect, and it would be fascinating....

I had a quick Google about the tunnels I mentioned earlier that are under Wrexham, and there are plenty of articles and pictures, but to my (untrained) eye, they look like 19th century sewer or enclosed river tunnels...it would be interesting to find some dating back to the 1600's or earlier...
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:34 am There’s a tunnel near here too, according to local legend. One from a 13th century moated house that goes under the moat and allowed people to escape the fortified house in times of siege or supplies to be smuggled in. Supposedly it was used in the civil war.

Maybe with this many tunnels around Time Team should be replaced by Tunnel Team? :lol: Being serious for a mo though that would make a superb series of programmes for someone, not Time Team but someone.

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I mean, would it be impossible for us to start a channel like that?? We (as a group) probably have some of the best experience out there.
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Pete E wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:00 pm Include things like priest holes ect, and it would be fascinating....

I had a quick Google about the tunnels I mentioned earlier that are under Wrexham, and there are plenty of articles and pictures, but to my (untrained) eye, they look like 19th century sewer or enclosed river tunnels...it would be interesting to find some dating back to the 1600's or earlier...
I completely agree!! There’ll be whole areas lost as entrances tend to be in churches or church yards, so people are less likely to go looking.
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Emily, don`t know if you have seen this episode,
http://www.tv.com/shows/time-team/bridg ... re-436829/
the town where i grew up.
They did explore the tunnel in Lowtown, that was used to blow up the castle in Hightown during the Civil war and there were rumours of a tunnel near the church.
Reckon there may well be lost tunnels all over the place full of artifacts.
People have been on the lookout for these hiding places for Centuries.
Even the Classic film " The Goonies " was all about the subject.
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Dave The Slave wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:32 pm Emily, don`t know if you have seen this episode,
http://www.tv.com/shows/time-team/bridg ... re-436829/
the town where i grew up.
They did explore the tunnel in Lowtown, that was used to blow up the castle in Hightown during the Civil war and there were rumours of a tunnel near the church.
Reckon there may well be lost tunnels all over the place full of artifacts.
People have been on the lookout for these hiding places for Centuries.
Even the Classic film " The Goonies " was all about the subject.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
Think of all the boxes of buried coins that could’ve been placed in the tunnels for safe keeping, just laying there, waiting.....
P.S. I love the goonies. 😂
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