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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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Rising From A Pandemic – Written & read by Al Barz (Bright Fork Poetry Media)

In the 1800’s, great great granddad’s timeAn epidemic surged across the worldA new and strange disease swept every climeWhole families with stomach pains were curledLike foetuses, and many died before their timeToo many in communal graves were hurled After disease … Continue reading

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An Amazing Transformation That Gives Back to the Community

When done well, industrial heritage renovation projects can give so much back to the community. This was the state of the office at Sandfields Pumping Station in 2017 when the trust was granted a licence to enter the building to … Continue reading

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Heritage Opendays – Crupmwood Ram Pumphouse

I never fail to be impressed with the effort’s individuals go to, to promote our industrial heritage; today was no exception. Our very own Chris and Sue Pattison designed and built a set of very impressive interpretation panels outlining the … Continue reading

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Rust, Humidity and Temperature Measurements

Over the last two and a half years the trust has been carefully monitoring and measuring the temperature and humidity at Sandfields Pumping Station. The aim of this study is to gain a fuller understanding of how best to preserve … Continue reading

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Saving Industrial Heritage – Back from the Brink

Its been three years since the Lichfield Waterworks Trust have gained access to Sandfields pumping Station, Lichfield. A unique The Grade II* listed Victorian Waterworks that is now on the Heritage at Risk Register. With the help of a couple … Continue reading

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Would you would like to be a part of this challenging and exciting community heritage project

Lichfield Waterworks Trust is helping people to take responsibility for the local buildings, heritage, and landscapes they love, by giving them the power to transform, places, people, and communities. If you would like to be a part of this challenging … Continue reading

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Alexander Parks – A Forgotten Engineer

Alexander Parks (29 December 1813 – 29 June 1890) was a metallurgist and inventor from Birmingham, England. He created Parkesine, the first man-made plastic. A podcast made by Lichfield Waterworks Trust and presented by Katy Shore-Kapsis A podcast made by … Continue reading

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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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