September 14th and 15th 2019
The Lichfield Waterworks Trust will offer a joint experience with the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust, that starts each day at 10:30 on Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th, from Speakers Corner on Dam Street, with a walk along part of the line of the tunnel under Lichfield, that brought water to the pumping station at Sandfields, built to pump clean water to the Black Country during the Industrial Revolution, saving thousands from Cholera.
After a bit more than an hour’s walk, walkers will be able to stop and view the pumping station and then be guided back to Speakers Corners.
Walkers may also take an optional guided walk along the trails and towpaths of the nearby Fosseway Heath section of the Lichfield canal up to the restored Lock 18 (about 3/4 mile), and back, to be met by a Heritage free bus ride to take them to the restored Gallows Wharf on the canal near London Road, to see part of the Heritage Towpath Wall dating from 1797 on the adjacent Gallows Reach, recently exposed by the Canal Trust.
The bus will then take visitors back to the City Centre.
There is no charge but a donation would be much appreciated.
Lichfield Canals Restoration Trust https://www.lhcrt.org.uk/
Lichfield Waterworks Trust https://lichfieldwaterworkstrust.com/