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