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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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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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Lichfield’s Annual Town Meeting

Some really important news; Lichfield’s Annual Town meeting is an event open to residents of Lichfield City, and is an opportunity to ask the Council and its Members questions about issues that are of concern. The meeting will be held … Continue reading

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The Newcomen Society, Birmingham

The Newcomen Society runs a series of winter lectures at 7pm on the first Wednesday of each month commencing 2 October at the lecture theatre in Thinktank. On the 4 December I will be delivering a talk about Sandfields Pumping … Continue reading

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Ordinary people can tell remarkable stories

I maintain the fact that he Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields is possibly on of the most overlooked yet important pieces of social and industrial history that Lichfield has. Unfortunately as an object of heritage it has not crossed the boundary … Continue reading

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Help Request

While we are waiting for the heritage assessment to take place, I feel that the next most urgent task would be to upgrade the listing status of the building and engine from grade ll to grade ii*. I have already … Continue reading

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Sandfields Pumping Station – Latest News

On the 14 February 2013 we manage to arrange a short meeting with Lichfield District Council, a representative from the developer. The developer agreed to rectify some of the damage to the building by metal thief’s. We asked for an … Continue reading

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Lichfield Gazette – Lichfield’s part in the fight against cholera

We have an article published in the March edition of Lichfield Gazette – Lichfield’s part in the fight against cholera. Also in this months edition is an excellent article entitled ‘Lichfield’s underground’ by Kate Gomez of Lichfield Lore Please enjoy, … Continue reading

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A Lesson from the Past.

Although there does not seem much happening at this moment in time, I feel things have been quite productive. I have been following a couple of really interesting blogs. I had a very interesting interchange of comments with Brownhills Bob, … Continue reading

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We may have located one of the Cornish Engine Drivers

I mentioned my assessment of Sandfields that there will be people alive today who worked for or who had parents or grandparents who worked at Sandfields. Today Kevin Carpenter has been in touch and kindly sent me a photograph taken … Continue reading

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