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Memories of Sandfields – Alfe Windsor

People often ask me how would I best describe the style of the Architecture of Sandfields Pumping Station. I tell them that this building is Architecture parlante; it is speaking architecture that not only explains its own form, function and … Continue reading

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Stowe Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6BPmonthy progress meeting

The next meeting of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station will take place on: Tuesday 26 August @7:30pm The Cruck House Stowe Street Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6BP Please note the new venue for this meeting.

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Lichfield Civic Society Talk – The Story of clean water in the industrial Revolution

For most of us, running a tap to pour clean drinking water is nothing special. We take it for granted. Drinking water and effective sanitation now form part of the fabric of modern day Britain. However this has not always … Continue reading

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Where Are the Graves – Bilston Cholera Epidemic

The Bilston Cholera Epidemic had been covered in the narrative of the book, Wildfire Through Staffordshire with an accompanying poem. Ian had also written an article on the subject, with accompanying photographs of Sandfields Pumping Station for the Black Country … Continue reading

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Saving the Black Countrie’s Hidden Heritage – Talk

Public Historian David Moore will be at The Museum of Cannock Chase on Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 15:00am onward to talk about the hidden industrial heritage of the Black County and how it supported the growth of the area … Continue reading

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The Victorian Society launches search for most endangered buildings in England and Wales

The Victorian Society have launched a search for most endangered buildings in England and Wales, and are asking for nominations. If we could get Sandfields Pumping Station nominated, it would be a significant step forward in our campaign to save … Continue reading

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Lichfield Discovered Invites you to Walk The Line of Hanch Tunnel

SUNDAY 29 JUNE 2014 AT 11 AM A walk along the route of Lichfield’s only authenticated Victorian tunnel which was constructed between 1856 and 1866 to convey drinking water to Sandfields pumping station. Discover the location of the remaining shafts … Continue reading

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Saving the Black County’s Hidden Industrial Heritage – Talk

Public Historian David Moore will be at Wednesbury Library Walsall Street Wednesbury WS10 9EH on Saturday 10 May 2014 at 10:00am onward to talk about the hidden industrial heritage of the Black County and how it supported the growth of … Continue reading

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The next meeting of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station

The next meeting of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station is 30 May at 7:00 at; Curborough Community Centre Reynolds Close Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7NY Tel:  01543 417149   Anyone who holds and interest in our heritage, and is interested … Continue reading

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A Walk for your Diaries

On Sunday 29th June, Chris Pattison will be leading us along the route of the Hanch Tunnel in Lichfield. All above ground of course! Full details to follow but save the date if you are interested in joining us!

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