In 1994 the channel tunnel was finally completed. But the initial drilling teams, coming from France and England respectively, finally met on 1st December 1990, 25 years ago. They had begun the work in 1987 and one can only imagine how the two groups would have reacted on joining up… probably not the way I’ve depicted it above… well maybe considering this. Nowadays, can we imagine a world where the only way to get to France was by plane or ship? Overall, I think it’s a testament to the increasing ways which the world has become more connected over recent decades (although I’m still not sure, as an Englishman, how comfortable I am being that closely connected to France 😉 ).