Lichfield Waterworks Trust October News Letter

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

Monday 8 October 2018 @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.

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

Sandfields Railings

Meeting Notes 

August meeting Notes are available here

September meeting Notes are available here

Events

Tonight’s talk is by our very own Alan Hill. Alan has been a member of our team for quite some time now and has done some sterling work renovating the Cornish Beam Engine.

Alan is a well-known speaker who can talk about a wide range of engineering and industrial heritage subjects. Born in a shipbuilding town, brought up where “coal was king”, and working in a manufacturing city – Alan developed an interest in industrial archaeology and the development of engineering technology particularly coal mining technology – subjects on which he has had four books published to date.

Tonight, Alan is going to tell us all about a recent visit to Springhead Pumping Station, a Grade II Listed Building in Kingston upon Hull. Like Sandfields, Spring Head is a water pumping station still containing an unusual Cornish Beam engine, installed at almost the same time as the one at Sandfields. Being somewhat larger than the Sandfields engine, the Springhead engine has many similarities as well as a number of interesting differences, as the following illustrated talk will show.

This promises to be a fascinating evening, so please join us, and bring a friend to find out more.

Health and Safety

We are really pleased to report that we have been working for another month where there have been no incidents relating to health and safety. A very big thank you again to everyone for working safely and looking after your fellow volunteers.

Engineering Team Report

The engineering team are continuing to make steady but continual progress. Read more on the link below.

Progress notes from the engineering team are available here.

Donations

With over 1,300 volunteer working hours, (equates to more than one full time equivalent) and over £6,000 spent in cleaning equipment, materials and scaffold. This month has seen quite a drain on our bank balance with invoices for the viability study and scaffolding landing on the desk. Looking at the engine now, as opposed to how it looked in 2016, the volunteers have made some remarkable progress.

We will also always invest in our people and we are planning further training days soon. All these costs soon mount up, so if you can donate, then please visit our donation page here.

Any amount is helpful, is well appreciated and will be carefully spent preserving our industrial past for our future generations, developing skills for our people and making our community a better place.

Membership

Do we have your correct details? We do our best to get things right, but occasionally something slips of the tray. Please let us know if we have your correct contact details, or you would like any additions or amendments.

If you would like to unsubscribe form this mailing list, then just replay to this email with unsubscribe in the subject line.

We would like this opportunity to welcome a few new members.

Thank you for joining the Lichfield Waterworks Trust. We hope you will enjoy your membership and become part of a very exciting heritage project that will benefit the people, the place and the community.

It would really help us if we develop and grow our membership. If you are not already a member and would you like to be a part of one of the region’s most exciting heritage projects then please, join us now by filling in Membership Application Form by going to our membership page here. It is free to join and be a part of this incredibly exciting project.

Do we have your correct details? We do our best to get things right, but occasionally something slips of the tray. Please let us know if we have your correct contact details, or you would like any additions or amendments.

If you would like to unsubscribe form this mailing list, then just replay to this email with unsubscribe in the subject line.

Finally

Thank you everyone for your continued support and helping to make a difference in our community.

Data Protection

We hold only your Name, email address, phone number and contact address.

We only use these details to send you a monthly newsletter, invitations to meeting and the occasional progress update.

 There is only one copy of your data held on a secure computer that no one else has access to.

We never share your data with anyone else, and it is not available to third parties.

 We do like to have your details correct. If there are any errors or omissions, please let us know.

Our data protection policy is here:

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