Find out why the Victoria Tunnel was built under Newcastle upon Tyne, and take an exhilarating ride through the streets of the city to discover the route of this underground waggonway. The importance of the role of the Tunnel as an air raid shelter is revealed through a series of moving interviews with people who used it during the Second World War.
This DVD tells the fascinating story of the Victoria Tunnel. It includes
- Eric Larkham talking about how it was built and used.
- Marion Jones following the route overland on her bicycle.
- Wartime memories from people who used the Tunnel as an air raid shelter.
- History resources including maps and documents.
The DVD was produced by Living History North East in 2008, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is copyright of Newcastle City Council.