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were £17mil­lion. The scheme was re­vived un­der Mar­garet Thatcher in 1985. Tun­nelling be­gan three years later, us­ing 11 ma­chines, each as long as two foot­ball pitches.

Break­through, link­ing Folke­stone to Co­quelles, came five years later. The tun­nels (two for trains, one for ser­vice) are 31 miles long, mostly around 130ft un­der the sea bed.

The cross­ing, 35 min­utes by train, is used by 60,000 pas­sen­gers, 7,300 cars, 4,600 trucks and 140 coaches each day. It is recog­nised as one of the Seven Won­ders of the Mod­ern World, along­side the Golden Gate Bridge and Em­pire State Build­ing.

The men who met un­der the sea re­main firm friends. Mr Fagg, who greeted Mr Cozette with the words “Bon­jour, mon ami”, voted for Brexit but said this wasn’t in­com­pat­i­ble with unit­ing the coun­tries. Mr Cozette said: “The links be­tween the French and English coasts have al­ways ex­isted. I do not think it will drive the Bri­tish and French apart.”

QUES­TION: Which Mediter­ranean is­land was an­nexed by Greece on this day in 1913?

Last week I asked, what was the name of the au­thor and ti­tle of the chil­dren’s book pub­lished in 1877 doc­u­ment­ing the life of a horse? The an­swer is BLACK BEAUTY by ANNA SEWELL.

Watch Shaun and his col­leagues on The Chase on ITV at 5pm ev­ery day of the week.

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