Society Talk – The Ramsey Tunnels, Clive Beeke

October 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Methodist Church, Huntingdon
David Alan Smith

The Ramsey Tunnels

Few realise that until 1850’s Ramsey Great Whyte had run down the centre of the high street as an open river that served both as a drain and also a navigable waterway. The decision was made to conceal the waterway and a series of tunnels were built under the High Street that now conceals one of the local Victorian engineering marvels of its age. (Comparable to the covering of the Fleet in London).

Clive’s talk will take us through the history of the ‘lodes’ that flow into these tunnels from the Middle Ages onward, their construction and subsequent history to the present day.

Please note there is limited car parking at the Methodist Church so memnbers and guests are advised to use the Malthouse Close Car Park (PE29 3AR) and take the short walk down St Mary’s Street to the HIgh Street, then turn right, past Castle Hill House, and you will find the Methodist Church about  100 yds on the right. 

The event is free to members and open to all, we only ask a small donation of £3 from any visitor.