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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.

Skills From the Past

A joy to behold. People doing what they do best, working together in cohabitation preserving a site that tells the remarkable story of clean water, and the health and wellbeing it bought to everyone. Skills of the past, preserving industrial … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting

The Trustees of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust hereby give notice of an Annual General Meeting to be held 7.30 pm 15 July 2018, Meeting Room, Bowling Green Pub, Lichfield. The following resolutions will be made: Proposal to accept annual accounts … Continue reading

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The power of people who do things in the community

We are so pleased to receive these stunning HDR images from Russell Edmunds. Russell and his dad Mike are regular members at Sandfields and have made a significant contribution to the renovation work on the building. We are incredibly grateful … Continue reading

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A Postcard From the Past – National Mills Weekend

Don’t forget that National Mills Weekend is starting today. Water and windmills are quite magical places and have been a part of our landscape for hundreds of years. Not only are they places of peaceful contemplation, they are the guardians … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust Monthly Talk

Following on from last months talk from Alan Taman, a researcher based at Birmingham City University, Cholera, Burgers and Blame: The politics and psychology of health inequality we would like to continue with the theme of health benefits from engineering. … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust May Meeting

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on:  Monday 13 May 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 … Continue reading

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#365daysofbiking Semaphore

Here’s a coincidence. If you were at last night’s meeting of LWT, our very own rail historian extraordinaire Ian Pell spoke about semaphore signals and signal boxes. One a common sight in the landscape, now, sadly a rarity. Who else … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Making Cholera History

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News Update

In November 2017 the site owners Persimmon Homes Ltd decided to remove the generator that the members had been using at Sandfields Pumping Station to undertake restoration work and announced that they did not wish to extend the licence. Following … Continue reading

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