Meet the Team

Lichfield Waterworks Trust

Committee Members elected June 2015

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Chairman; David Moore MA (trustee)

I am a retired construction industry professional having worked in industry for over 40 years in both the public and private sectors.

I have a keen interest in photography, film making, history and heritage. I have studied for a master’s degree in Public History at Ruskin College Oxford.


Chris Pattison (trustee)

I was employed by South Staffs Water from 1972 to 2004. In the latter years of my time there I took an increasing interest in their extensive archives which were in a pretty poor state and scattered far and wide. So I spent a fair chunk of my spare time over the next few years putting them in order. Around 1997 Sandfields was decommissioned and with the Company’s blessing, I helped set up the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station Mark 1 which comprised a small group of SSW enthusiasts and some of the Claymills members. We went into the station on Monday evenings to carry out basic cleaning and preservation tasks. We used to open the station to the public periodically especially on Heritage Open Days in September each year. This all came to an end when Persimmon bought the site in 2004, which coincided with my retirement from SSW. A couple of years later I was approached by the then MD of SSW who asked me to set up a company archive room at their HQ in Walsall, so my wife Sue and I spent about 6 months on this project. The room was opened in September 2006 and I still maintain it.


Gill Bellenie (trustee)

I studied for a degree in Environmental Sciences at Salford University, and later qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, enjoying 30 years advising both public bodies and private companies on their property strategies. I took a career break in 2002 to study Architectural History at Edinburgh University. Whilst there I sat on the Civic Society’s planning committee commenting on planning applications and was also elected as a Fellow of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries. I have always been interested in industrial archaeology, particularly the building of the canal system and anything to do with the industrial revolution. I recently retired and have become involved in Church Recording and work for the Erasmus Darwin Trust.

Kate Gomez

Kate Gomez (trustee)

Community Engagement Officer, Social Activities Organiser.

I have lived in Lichfield for 14 years and write the Lichfield Lore blog, telling stories from Lichfield and the surrounding area, and run the local history group Lichfield Discovered.

My first book about Staffordshire has recently been published by the History Press. I am a community development worker with several years experience of working in the third sector, and I am passionate about using local history to strengthen communities by creating a sense of place and belonging. I have just completed a degree in Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language and from July 2017, will be deputy editor of Living in Tamworth magazine.

I have been involved with the Lichfield Waterworks Trust from the beginning, and strongly believe that  Sandfields Pumping Station can be somewhere people come together to learn, create, be inspired and have fun.


Philip Mantom (Trustee)

Governance and fundraising officer

Founder Director @ Simply ABCD

Proving community change and support using the Asset Based Model. Training practitioners and running projects in locations across the UK

BDM at Lichfield CAB (now called CASES)

Two days a week to nudge the charity towards a community focus and bring in funding.

Philip is Vice Chair of Lichfield Mysteries Community Arts who deliver community based cultural and creative activity in southern Staffordshire. Every three years we take over the city centre to put on a weekend of plays with volunteer directors and casts. In between times we work with small groups to help them express their own cultural interests.

Trustee at Lichfield Waterworks Trust bringing a heritage building into community use and rewriting local history at the same time.

Available for lunch and chat if you want to get in touch with me.


Stephen Sanders Honorary Vice Chairman



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