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The New Dudley Tunnel

Civil Enginnering & Inland Waterways, DVD Production

The start of the new tunnel, from the WellBackground

1984 saw the construction of the first British canal tunnel for over 120 years.

The work, carried out inside the historic Dudley Tunnel, provided a new underground canal link from the area in the main tunnel, known as "The Well", to the intriguing Singer Cavern limestone mine.

Drilling rock bolt holes, Singer Cavern This production provides a rarely seen glimpse of underground construction techniques (much of it manual labour!).

This DVD will be of interest to Civil Engineers, mining and canal enthusiasts alike.

Surveying progress in the Well

Other material recorded in the Dudley Tunnels is available as compilations:

Dudley Tunnel 1988-1989 (follows the Construction of the 1989 canal tunnel into the limestone mines at Dudley)

Wren's Nest East (explores the underground canal basin & tunnels of the old limestone mines linked to Dudley Tunnel)

A Compilation featuring the BCN is also available.

Lifting the segments


  • Written by Kelvin Lake & Peter Eggleston.
  • NGR: (139) SO 945 916
  • £13.45- DVD
  • Running time: 44 mins.
  • Price includes worldwide delivery.
  • ' PAL' and 'NTSC' versions available.

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The images on this page are taken from the video.

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