People of the Water Treatment Works

I have been meaning to post this photo for some time now. It was given to me by our very own Keith Jonson (middle row, fifth from the left) who worked as a chemists for the South Staffs Waterworks since he left school.


Taken at Sandfields Pumping Station it shows some of the staff who worked in the now demolished water treatment works at Sandfields.

You can hear Keith Johnson’s story of life at South Staffs Water here:

South Staffs Water has a reputation of being a long term employer, the staff embraced to ethos of the company, who from all accounts ‘treated their employees right’. We would really love to know who the other people are in this remarkable photograph.



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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