The Diver That Saved Winchester Cathedral

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Gary Wallace-Potter, one of the founding members of the Historical Diving Society, talks to Julie and tells the story of William Walker.
Learn how Walker spent hours a day in the murky waters beneath Winchester Cathedral to prevent the building’s Norman foundations from sinking into the earth. Wallace-Potter also covers the strange tale behind Walker’s bust that sits in the cathedral grounds.
For further information including a copy of the transcript, please visit our website https://www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/hampshire-histbites-episodes and click on the William Walker episode

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