Lichfield Discovered Invites you to Walk The Line of Hanch Tunnel

SUNDAY 29 JUNE 2014 AT 11 AM

A walk along the route of Lichfield’s only authenticated Victorian tunnel which was constructed between 1856 and 1866 to convey drinking water to Sandfields pumping station.

Discover the location of the remaining shafts which were sunk to enable construction of the tunnel.

The walk will include a commentary with references to contemporary documents and photographs taken during recent surveys of the tunnel.

Some minor detours from the tunnel route will be taken to sites which were relevant to Lichfield’s original water supply.

The walk will commence at the Grange Lane/Eastern Avenue crossroads (city side) at 11 am and will terminate at Sandfields pumping station, Chesterfield road.

Duration approximately 2 hours.

The terrain is mainly paved surfaces and mown grass

About morturn

Historian – Photographer – Filmmaker Retired construction professional with a passion for public, social and industrial history. I believe in equality, dignity and integrity for all. Don’t like people who try to belittle the ambitions of others. I am of the opinion that my now life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
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1 Response to Lichfield Discovered Invites you to Walk The Line of Hanch Tunnel

  1. Najma Hush says:

    Is it pretty. I might come.

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