February Meeting

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on:  Monday 11 March 2019 @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.

February meeting notes are available here


Latest News

Building Lease Update:

Following the trusts instructions to Persimmon that we would vacate the building, Persimmon Homes Ltd contacted the trust to clarify what they
said had been a misunderstanding in the wording of the lease and
instruction passed to the solicitors.
 
With the objectives of the trust and a commitment to work with the
owners in a productive way, the trust agreed to postpone vacating
pending further talks. Ian Prichard, Deputy Leader of Lichfield District
Council kindly offered to facilitate an initial meeting with Persimmon.
 
This meeting has now been completed and some revised offers have been placed upon the table. The trust will be meeting with the owner’s early
March 2019.

Important Note:

After the visit by Historic England on 16 Jan, the site has unfortunately
been placed on the Heritage At Risk Register.

This is indeed sad news to see that this magnificent piece of industrial
heritage is now officially at risk of permanent loss.
 
The trust is committed to continue working with the owner, Persimmon Homes Ltd to find a sustainable solution that will bring this building and its historic contents aback into a community use.
Tonights Talk Tonight talk is from our very own railway historian Ian Pell

“The Lichfield Diamonds”

This illustrated talk takes along the South Staffs Railway from Sandhills
to Lichfield City and discusses the evolution of the Lichfield City Station; its use; its signal boxes, and, its almost unique platform arrangement.
We also look at St. John’s Street Bridge and the origins of the crests which adorn it.

So what are the Lichfield diamonds, and are there any still to be found?
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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 February Meeting

  1. Pat Wilson says:

    Sorry will be in New Zealand sad to miss this meeting. Best wishes. Pat

    Sent from my iPad

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