Secret doorway in Parliament leads to historical treasure trove
Historical treasures - and evidence of a beer-fuelled party - are uncovered in the Commons restoration.
It lay behind thick masonry, on the hall side, and wooden panelling, running the full length of a Tudor cloister, on the other side."We were trawling through 10,000 uncatalogued documents relating to the palace at the Historic England Archives in Swindon, when we found plans for the doorway in the cloister behind Westminster Hall.
They discovered the original hinges for two wooden doors 3.5m high, that would have opened into Westminster Hall.It then names the witnesses of"the articles of the wall" - evidently architect Sir Charles Barry's masons who had joined bricklayer's labourer Thomas Porter in a toast to mark the room's enclosure.
This reference to"real democrats" suggests the group were part of the Chartist movement, which campaigned for every man aged 21 to have a vote, and for would-be MPs to be allowed to stand even if they did not own property.The team are keen to trace the descendants of Tom Porter and his colleagues, and have already discovered that the workers lived in lodgings near Parliament.
Dendrochronology testing revealed that the ceiling timbers above the little room dated from trees felled in 1659 - which tied in with surviving accounts that stated the doorway was made in 1660-61 for the coronation banquet of Charles II."The mystery of the secret doorway is one we have enjoyed discovering - but the palace no doubt still has many more secrets to give up," he added.
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Aaahh the missing child abuse records Bet they're allowed to smoke in there aswell Does it contain a multitude of “missing” files? is that where Jimmy Saville and Ted Heath are buried? Ould ale. Nothing better. A porter, heh🤷 Does it also lead too secret bunker they've probably got? Perhaps they'll find the parliamentary report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Or perhaps the master list of all the nonces in the Conservative Party, as mysteriously misplaced by Theresa May just before they made her leader. Lord Lucan would be more likely, though.
Chamber of Secrets Its easy to make jokes that this is where Cyril Smith kept his victims, or where Johnson is hiding, but it is actually an incredibly interesting find. I hope more info and photos are published. Oh so Camille found it and will waste that money too? Or is that how she paid people off to kill Diana?
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Is the BBC finally going to report on some ‘historical’ stuff then You call it a secret doorway to a treasure trove, Bercow calls it his nest. Is it where they keep their spines Will they let him out some times? Wow! Absolutely fascinating! 😲 From memory, the tv drama Apple Tree Yard, based on the book by DoughtyLouise, featured a hidden passage in Parliament like this...
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Honestly, who cares? The place is a mock-Tudor fantasy palace where extremely bad decisions are made. It was constructed by the Tories on the cheap from very poor stone. Time the BBC got off its sychophantic hobby horse. Get a grip of yourselves. 🤔 Is this the Cyril Smith memorial room, or do they have more secrets?
Historic beer fuelled parties!!! Nothing has changed except the choice of alcohol..... Not sooo secret now. On my way. My boyfriend says the exact same thing about the back door. Did Nicolas Cage find it? Is that where all the extra national debt money is hidden Is that where the paedo dossier is? Cyril Smith’s wee boys room.
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They found Harry Potters room The “lost” paedo files? Polititician not doing his job engaging with the rich history of other politicians not doing their jobs. 🍻 Nice little bit of history, 👍🇬🇧 Boris hiding in there?
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