February Meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on:

Monday 12 February @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the:

The Bowling Green

Friary Road

Lichfield

Staffordshire

WS13 6QJ

Tel: 01543 257344

The Bowling Green serves some great food and real ales.

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Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield

This is an incredibly exciting community heritage project, so do come along and become involved, we make everyone welcome.

 

Following tonight’s meeting we have an extra special treat. Our very own Colin Ablitt will give a talk on:

The Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust

 

Lichfield Conduit Lands was founded over 450 years ago and is now governed by a Charity Commission Scheme dated 30th July 1982. When the Trust was created, Lichfield citizens already benefitted from quite a sophisticated system of water supply. The Franciscan Friary had a piped supply of water from a spring at Aldershawe, as early as 1301.  In the fifteenth century a public conduit known as the Crucifix was erected in Bird Street and extended along Bore Street to a conduit at its junction with Conduit Street, and then along Tamworth Street to another conduit at its junction with Lombard Street.  A Market Square conduit was served by a branch pipe running along Breadmarket Street….

 

Crucifix Conduit and Friary Gates

This is one of those rare opportunities to understand first-hand the long and interesting history of water in Lichfield and how the trust has developed into a Charity dedicated to assisting individuals and organisations within the boundaries of the City of Lichfield.

 

 

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