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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.

Lichfield Waterworks Trust – John Snow and the Fight Against Cholera

John Snow and the Fight Against Cholera – Podcast by David Moore of Lichfield Waterworks Trust

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust – 140 Year of Sandfields Pumping Station

Lichfield Waterworks Trust – 140 Year of Sandfields Pumping Station. A podcast by Alan Hill of the engineering Team

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust April Newsletter

As you are no doubt aware of the current global coronavirus pandemic the trust, as with many other organisations has had to suspend its onsite activities and meeting. From its initial inception, the trust has always put the safety, health … Continue reading

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Corona Pandemic

As you know, the Corona pandemic has led to the government making stringent actions and giving strong advice on social distancing and self-isolation in order to minimise the impact of this virus. As a result, the trustees have made the … Continue reading

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Engine Team Progress Report for February 2020

Work to clean and lubricate the metalwork parts in the cataract chamber (this is the chamber immediately beneath the engine controls) is almost complete, and steelguard rust preventative has been liberally applied. The strategy has been to clean the metal … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust December Newsletter

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on:  Monday 9 March 2020 @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the The Bowling GreenFriary RoadLichfieldStaffordshireWS13 6QJ Tel: 01543 257344 Everyone is welcome to this social event so please feel free … Continue reading

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The Victorian pharmacy at Sandfields Pumping Station

The Victorian pharmacy will be open for business at Sandfields Pumping Station for one night only Thursday 2 April 2020 @7:30pm. Get your tickets here

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Take a moment to look at our newly redecorated community office.

Take a moment to look at our newly redecorated community office. Haven’t the teams done a wonderful job. Industrial heritage not only brings in a sense of the past, it brings in an opportunity for people to lean news skills, … Continue reading

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January Newletter

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on:  Monday 13 January 2020 @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the The Bowling GreenFriary RoadLichfieldStaffordshireWS13 6QJ Tel: 01543 257344 Everyone is welcome to this social event so please feel … Continue reading

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust Welcomes Apprentices

Lichfield Waterworks Trust are delighted to welcome apprentices from Dudley technical college electrical apprentices to Sandfields Pumping Station. This new and exciting joint venture will be an opportunity for students to work with the trust’s technical teams, to learn new … Continue reading

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