The next monthly Progress Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust, formerly known as the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station.
Thursday 25 February @ 7:30pm
The meeting place is;
The Kings Head
21 Bird Street
Tel: 01543 256822
The Lichfield Waterworks Trust is a Community Incorporated Organisation, registered with the charities commission who are fighting to save the Grade II* listed building known as Sandfields Pumping Station for the benefit of the community.
The unique 190 Hp Cornish Beam Engine and building are a magnificent monument to the lives of the people who died in the black Country during the mid nineteenth century due to the cholera epidemics. It also celebrates the achievements of the Victorian water engineers who gave clean water to the nation.
English Heritage has designated Sandfields Pumping Station as a building that has ‘more than special interest’, hence the reason it has been listed at Grade II*
At a meeting on 23 October 2015 held at the offices of Lichfield District Council, Persimmon Homes PLC agreed that they would transfer the freehold or grant a long term lease to the Lichfield Waterworks Trust to secure the future of this building.
Members of LWT have worked tirelessly over the last three years, however now with this access agreement in place, the real hard work begins.
All are welcome to become involved in this challenging but rewarding project.
Excellent food and drinks are available in the bar.
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