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Reigate Tunnel 200 Celebration

Weekend 8th - 9th July 2023

Reigate Tunnel 200. An introduction presented by Nicholas Owen for the Reigate Business Guild. Duration 4:49

Reigate through the ages. 100 years of archive footage. Duration 11:37

Reigate Tunnel Bicentenary Celebrations 8 & 9 July 2023. Duration 15:23

2023 marks the 200th Anniversary of Reigate Tunnel in Tunnel Road, Reigate. This unique building is the oldest road tunnel in the UK and a truly unique landmark. Reigate Tunnel was commissioned by Earl Somers and built in 1823 by William Constable.

Reigate Business Guild are celebrating this unique anniversary with a number of events including an art competition and exhibition in Reigate Tunnel which will also include a history of Reigate Tunnel. The artwork submitted for the competition and History Boards will appear in an exhibition in Reigate Tunnel from June to September 2023.

Details of the celebration weekend held on 8th and 9th July are set out below.
A link to the Reigate Tunnel 200 Short Film will be added shortly.



8 & 9 JULY 2023

To celebrate the 200 years of Reigate Tunnel, we are holding a celebration weekend

Saturday 8 July

All Day
Reigate Tunnel 200 Art Exhibition in Reigate Tunnel
12pm – 5pm
Market in Tunnel Road
12pm – 10pm
Food, drink & ice cream van
12pm – 5pm
Family fun – face painting & crafts
5pm – 9:15pm
Live music
Outdoor screening of Reigate Tunnel 200, a short film in Tunnel Road

Sunday 9 July

All Day
Reigate Tunnel 200 Art Exhibition in Reigate Tunnel
10am – 3pm
Vehicles Through the Ages in Tunnel Road
Welcome & RT200 Art Competition prize giving
RT200 Plaque unveiling
12pm – 3pm
Food, drink & ice cream van

Art Competition: Age Group Under 10s

Art Competition: Age Group 11-18s

Art Competition: Age Group Over 18s