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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.

Back on Site, Sandfields Pumping Station

A very productive workday at Sandfields Pumping Station. The teams were actively engaged in a variety of tasks requiring multiple skills, bringing this historic building back to life.

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Sandfields Re-opening to Volunteers

Following recent government advice issued through the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and taking into account the falling levels of new cases of Corona virus, the trustees have decided to re-open Sandfields to volunteers only from Tuesday 20th … Continue reading

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Back at Sandfields Pumping Station

The building team have been busy today at Sandfields Pumping Station. They have made a great start of reinstating the block paving after the drain repairs. Other members of the team have been tidying up the overgrown shrubs and the … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust – April Newsletter

Following the Governments latest advice regarding the current pandemic the volunteers recommenced work to the external fabric of the building and gardens on Tuesday 30 March 2021. Back on Site – outside only! What a lovely first day back on site.  Chris … Continue reading

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Lichfield Community Lottery

Please can you help support the renovation and restoration of Sandfields Pumping Station by playing the Lichfield Community Lottery. Lichfield Community Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes across Lichfield District. All good causes supported … Continue reading

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Please help support the creation of a very special community museum….

My Charity Lichfield Waterworks Trust is in the process of renovation the beautiful Grade II* listed Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields, Lichfield. We aim to get the place open to the public this year as a community museum and community events … Continue reading

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We’ve Launched our Lottery Page

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Christmas 2020

The Team at Lichfield Waterworks Trust would like to wish all of our volunteers, friends and supporters a very safe and happy Christmas. While it has been a quite year onsite there have been lots of things happening in the … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust – November Newsletter

Following on from the Governments latest advice regarding the current pandemic the trustees have agreed to suspend operations at Sandfields pumping Station until further notice as of Thursday 5 November 2020. We appreciate that this news will be a bitter … Continue reading

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Another very productive Friday

The team have now completed a very careful cleaning and repair of the reservoir level recorder. This piece of equipment was quite badly vandalised when the site was inaccessible to the trust. Today the team was threading through the new … Continue reading

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