BTS at 50 book


The BTS will be 50 in March 2021. To mark this event, the BTS proposes to publish a book. We are now looking for contributions to be included within the book and for volunteers to help produce it.

The BTS will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in March 2021. To mark this significant event, we intend to produce a celebratory book which will appeal to both past and present members.

The intention is that the main part of this book will be based on stories from the industry (the sort of stories that are told when tunnellers gather at the bar), with these arranged around some joining narrative and plenty of illustrations. We would like to gather suitable stories from across the whole of the UK tunnelling industry and not simply from BTS Members. Stories do not need to be limited to the UK or to the last 50 years, they just need to be interesting and / or informative - personal recollections of highlights our careers in tunnelling. We very much hope that appropriate emphasis can given to the many larger than life characters in tunnelling.

If you would like to contribute to the book, have a friend or colleague who you would like to see contribute, are willing to contribute a few hours to producing the book, or are simply interested in finding out more about the proposal, please click here for further details.