Author Archives: Morturn

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.

Sandfields Pumping Station Now in Safe Hands

On Friday 8 October Sandfields Pumping Station held an event in association with the 2nd International Early Engines Conference. This is the forth significant event to be held at Sandfields Pumping Station and signifies a key milestone in the campaign … Continue reading

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Our campaign to save Sandfields Pumping Station started in 2012

Our campaign to save Sandfields Pumping Station started in 2012. It has been challenging, at times incredibly difficult and occasionally frustrating. Since 2017 there has been an incredible about of community volunteer activity on the site. The teams have slowly … Continue reading

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Just Look at This Super Useable Community Space

The teams have been really hard at it this last few week. Friday the place was buzzing with activity. They have come from a range of different backgrounds, with a range of skills and come together to build this super … Continue reading

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Would you like to learn a new skill?

No problem say we at Sandfields Pumping Station. Industrial heritage is all about enabling people to learn new skills… Ian, one of our super volunteers wanted a change from building work. He’s been screeding floors for the past four weeks … Continue reading

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Creative Genius

Creating water supplies bought out the best in creative genius. This modest setup was used to supply a farm on the hillside overlooking the river Wye.   It never ceases to amaze me too where some of the equipment made … Continue reading

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Sandfields Pumping Station is getting ready to host it first popup theatre

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Getting Ready for our First Event

Another busy day for the teams at Sandfields Pumping Station today. We are getting things ready to hold our first event, so the focus now is to get the site clean and tidy. Lots of removing rubble and chain pulling

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust August Newsletter

All the latest news and views from Lichfield Waterworks Trust at Sandfields Pumping Station. While it is still yet possible to hold our monthly meeting and talks, we are able to continue with our onsite renovation works. The teams have continued … Continue reading

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Another super busy and productive day today

We are continuing installing formwork around the plinths ready for screeding. 1. We are going to bring the redundant substation back into use. 2. We are removing the old 11kv swich gear and cabling. At the same time installing a … Continue reading

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Another busy morning at Sandfields Pumping Station

Shuttering sorted for one plinth. It just needs fixing in place ready for the next stage concrete, levelling and then the final part tiling.  A level floor is now getting closer. Engineering team are back with cleaning the engine after … Continue reading

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