Geting to Know Our Past People

Great news folks, we have managed to name all but one. Can you help us fill in the last remaining blank and add to the our past history?

Sandfields Staff Lab 1970 V1 names

Below are some of the lab staff in their place of work at the water treatment plant at Sandfields Pumping Station.

Sandfields Labs

The water treatment works was, now sadly gone, a very iconic and functional building

Found those photos. All ca 1927-30. Sandfields Filter House taken from Canal gate. William Robinson going to work

Built in 1927 it was the home of some very high tech equipment, leading the way in the science of water treatment.

Clean water and effective sanitation now form the fabric of modern day life. Clean water has extended life expectancy by up to twenty years. We now have an organised water supply system that is reliable and  safe that delivers to us heath and wellbeing on tap.

Here are a few of the people from the past who made it happen:

Sandfields Staff c1893

Sandfields Staff c1937

The staff at Sandfields Pumping Station c1937

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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2 Responses to Geting to Know Our Past People

  1. Pat Wilson says:

    Thanks so much for all this information and the links. Loving being involved with you all. I’ve passed this on to Jim Martin in case he can fill in the blank. Best wishes Pat Wilson Sent from my iPad


  2. Robert Grenfell says:

    Whilst looking at your site, it came as quite a surprise to see in the “about 1893 ” photograph that the foreman had my surname, I am wondering if you have any further information on this Gentleman
    Regards Rob

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