Category Archives: Public History

Ahead slow, steady as she goes.

Since the formation of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station, things have start to move slowly, but in the right direction. Most importantly, people are talking to us. We had made an application to English Heritage to amend the listing … Continue reading

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The Sandfields Table

This is a small preview of a hand crafted coffee table in white oak, traditional mortise and tennon joinery, with handmade inlays of tulipwood, burbinga, purple heart and maple. Inspired by Edward Adams, engineer; the table draws on the decorative … Continue reading

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Campaign Film

This is the campaign film of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station, who are working to save a redundant Victorian Waterworks in Lichfield. The engine and the building is one of the most underrated yet important pieces of industrial heritage … Continue reading

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Sandfields Pumping Station – Getting up Steam

Over the last few weeks, there has been some splendid work done by the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station, for which I thank you all. I believe that we have examined and exhausted most of the options available to us, … Continue reading

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The Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station are now firmly established

I have arranged a meeting on Friday 25 October 2013 @ 7:30pm. This meeting is to formalise things, develop a committee, vote for the appointment of officers, develop a structure and on going strategy. The meeting will take place at; … Continue reading

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The Phoenix – A Magnificent Bird Arising from the Ashes of it Former Self

Last night, both my brother and I set out ten chairs in the meeting room of Darwin Hall, Lichfield. As we did this, I had a heart to heart discussion with him saying that if five or fewer people attended, … Continue reading

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Meeting to discuss how we can together save this magnificent building and Cornish beam engine

I have arranged a meeting on Friday 27 September 2013 @ 7:30pm so we can discuss how we can together save this magnificent building and Cornish beam engine for the benefit of the wider community. The meeting will take place … Continue reading

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Lichfield Discoverd – History Workshop

David Moore will be telling us about the importance of Sandfield’ s Pumping Station in the past, the state of the building today and why we should work to safeguard the future of this building. It’s not just about the … Continue reading

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Ian Henery, Walsall’s own Poet Laureate

The waterworks at Sandfields has preserved the integrity of men and places, it has nurtured advance minds and has sheltered the very ordinary people of the Back Country who drove our industrial revolution. Much of its distinctive life and tradition … Continue reading

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Heritage Crime

Heritage crime is defined as ‘any offence which harms the value of England’s heritage assets and their settings to this and future generations.’ This is an interesting concept so was wondering how and if this piece of legislation could be … Continue reading

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