Granny on a mission. Any points welcome.
With reference to the mention of the Williamson Tunnels , and the fact that there isn't a topic on the Williamson Tunnels (Liverpool) I thought my comments would be better placed on this page.
Anyway, having just watched a programme on BBC2 about the Romans and their building of Rome, having the most amazing tunnel type structures , still intact, for a vast sewage system, it brought to mind that maybe Joseph Williamson was trying to do the same thing.
The Williamson tunnels were built between 1810 and 1840 , in 1810 water closets were introduced and connection to the main sewer was confined to the wealthy people. Right hand column https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rZVF...840&f=false
Joseph Williamson being a philanthropist may have been building a sewer system for the people of Liverpool not just an aimless project to occupy the people .
Maybe the different levels could have been for the different levels of street. I think parts of Liverpool such as Toxteth were quite undulated at that time and I understand that some of the tunnels also headed towards the river. Nice exit for affluence.
The only thing that is questionable, is the fact that someone must have thought of this before but has obviously dismissed it. Do you think it possible ?
These pics have a similarity, Rome and Williamson's,Liverpool. I wonder if he ever went to Rome.