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Lichfield’s Arts & Heritage Procession

The Friends of Sandfields is participating in an Arts & Heritage Procession through Lichfield City Centre on the morning of Saturday 25th October. In addition we have booked a table in the Guildroom (Guildhall downstairs room) and wall space in … Continue reading

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The Sandfields Table

The Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station are trying to raise money to save this magnificent building, raising money by auctioning this table. This is a traditionally made hand crafted coffee table in white oak, with mortise and tennon joinery, and … Continue reading

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An incredible story, of an everyday person

Michael Buckle is a man who believes that what you do today is important; you are exchanging a day of your life for it. He is an everyday person who has lead a remarkable life, and has an incredible story … 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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Lichfield District Heritage At Risk 2013

Apparently Lichfield District Council have been taking part in a pilot scheme with English Heritage & have produced a summary of all the listed buildings in the district which are considered ‘at risk’. Interesting stuff – take a look at … 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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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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A Postcard From The Past – Claymills Pumping Station

I love this place, it’s so much like a day out at the seaside, I wanted to send a postcard back home. The beam engines were decommissioned in the early 70’s and suffered from neglect, vandalism and metal theft throughout … Continue reading

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