August monthly progress meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust

The next monthly progress meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on:

Thursday 25 August 2016 @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the

George lV

Bore St


WS13 6LU

Tel: 01543 523025

Sandfields Pumping Station from above


July Meeting notes can be downloaded here

Full Steam Ahead, Steady as She Goes.

The trust is now in negations with persimmon Home Ltd where we are working jointly to prepare and agree a licence for access to undertake a site investigation/assessment study that will last six months. We have asked that as part of the licence agreement, we will open Sandfields Pumping Station for 3 hours a week to allow supervised visits by member of the trust.

We see the issue of this licence as the first stage of an on-going process to hand back Sandfields Pumping Station to the public, and a significant step towards protecting this unique piece of our industrial heritage.

The draft licence is now complete and has been returned to Persimmon Homes Ltd for their approval.

The trust is also very busy preparing a bid for a Resilient Heritage Grant. The Resilient Heritage Grant will enable the trust to commission a specialist engineering company to conduct a feasibility study on the 190 HP Cornish Beam Engine with a view of returning the engine to steam operation again.

The Resilient Heritage Grant will also be used to fund some training for members of the trust, so that we can allow access to the building to the public.

The trust is now looking for volunteer building supervisors to conduct organised visits to the pumping station. If you would like to become a building supervisor, please let us know. Full training will be given free of charge and we will issue a certificate of competence.

This is an incredibly exciting project, and we would like everyone to become a part of it, so please consider joining the Lichfield Waterworks Trust by clicking the membership link here.

Online membership application form

Membership is free, but a small donation would always be very much appreciated. We have an enormous amount of expenditure coming up with the legal fees relating to the access licence, so any amount, however small, will be most welcome.

You can donate either at our online donation link here.

Link to our donation page of our website

You can also do a direct bank transfer:

Bank Details:


Account Name: Lichfield Waterworks Trust

Sort Code: 40-28-18

Account Number: 02050722



Please make cheques payable to; Lichfield Waterworks Trust, and send to our address:


22 Walsall Road


WS13 8AB


Our data protection policy is here: we do not share your personal data with anyone else whatsoever, however we do like to have your details correct, so if there are any errors or omissions, please let us know.

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 August monthly progress meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust

  1. as.jones says:

    Hi Thanks for the update. I’m interested in being a volunteer building supervisor. I live in Redlock Field Lichfield,  within sight of the pumping station. My grandfather and my father both worked for South staffordshire waterworks so I feel a connection with the building and I’d like to get involved in its new lease of life. Please keep me informed of whathe I need to do to become a volunteer building supervisor.  Thanks Andy Jones1 Redlock FieldLichfield StaffsWS14 0AB  07708 410364

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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