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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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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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