18th century smuggler’s tunnel unearthed in Hastings
Published on April 7th, 2011 | by Admin1
Work was immediately stopped and experts from Archaeology South-East were called in and confirmed the find was likely to be a smugglers’ tunnel built in the early 18th Century and used to smuggle goods such as tea, tobacco, alcohol, silk and sugar – usually to avoid paying duty.
And, as well as the tunnel, diggers also uncovered a cannon ball and a piece of pottery from the Middle Iron Age.
Story: Hastings Observer | Photo: Hastings Observer