Lichfield Waterworks Trust October Newsletter

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on:  Monday 11 November 2019 @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the
The Bowling Green
Friary Road
WS13 6QJ
Tel: 01543 257344
The Bowling Green serves some great food and real ales.

October meeting notes are available here

Latest News

Building Lease Update:

Two trustees met with Persimmon on Tuesday 5 November to discuss the lease. There are still a few issues to iron out, but we feel we made some steady progress. To be discussed at the next public meeting on 11 November.

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.

Tonight’s Talk

Following on from last months talk from  David Moore who presented a talk about Digital Photography including video filming, producing time lapse sequences and drone photography. Our very own David Cross will be talking about the history of tidal power in the UK

David has had a very interesting and fascinating careerer in the power industry and so is well placed to deliver an extremely engaging talk, not to be missed

Site Report

Persimmon have now completed their repairs, and the team was back on site by 14 October.

Please feel free to pop in or lend a hand or just come a take a look around. We are open every Friday between 10:00am and 12:30 pm. Free tea and coffee.

Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield

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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