Tranquille Tunnel Tours present
“The Tranquillian Soldier” a riveting love story!
Starting Friday September 5th – Nov 2nd 2014!
This year we invite you to “PARTICIPATE” in an hour long moon lit 1917 love story, set against the magical landscape of the Tranquille King Edward Sanatorium and it’s mysterious underground village and tunnel system. From the chaos of WW1 trench warfare to the haunting peacefulness of Tranquille you and your friends will “EXPERIENCE” a one of a kind night!!!
Nat Nesbith a World War 1 war correspondent and Mary Ferguson a nurse in training, meet at the Tranquille Sanatorium in 1917 when Nat arrives for treatment of his tuberculosis. Their common love of journalism brings them together as they seek to tell a story authorities do not want told through an underground newspaper called “The Tranquillian”.
Participants are encouraged to dress warm.
The tunnel system was originally constructed to facilitate the delivery of laundry from the site Laundromat and food from the Cafeteria to patients and staff across the site. Electric carts, called “Tuggers” were used to pull trailers loaded with food and laundry around. Four of these carts have been preserved by Tranquille Farm Fresh. In addition the tunnels were used by patients and staff to move from building to building. They also served as utility corridors.
Tunnel construction occurred over decades and eventually was integrated into below ground floors of the Sage Building, the Greaves Hospital, the Main Building, Laundromat, Cafeteria, and other buildings. A barbershop, storage rooms, meeting rooms, offices, shower facilities, and morgue are included in the tunnel system.
Urban legends about the Tranquille tunnels have grown to epic proportions over the last 30 thirty years. Come and learn why.
Group bookings available during the week during September and October 2014, minimum group of 18 people.
Tunnel goers must be able to navigate stairs. The tunnel will be minimally lit. There is a rest area in the tunnel.