Greeting Card / The grand entrance hall
A5 greeting card with envelope. The envisaged Thames Tunnel Grand Entrance Hall 1836 from a painting by B Dixie.
An artist’s impression of the Grand Entrance Hall 1836. Built up high, then sunk below the ground under its own weight. This was to be the most spectacular of underground gateways. The large secondary shafts, necessary to get horses and cargo down to the tunnel, were never built and so this image remains a vision of what was intended.