Tag Archives: Lichfield

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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The Family Firm

Every so often, I get an email that jumps of the page. I read very slowly, but I can spot an historical opportunity like lightning. Tonight I had one of those special emails from our very own South Staffordshire Water … Continue reading

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The Sandfields Table

This is a small preview of a hand crafted coffee table in white oak, traditional mortise and tennon joinery, with handmade inlays of tulipwood, burbinga, purple heart and maple. Inspired by Edward Adams, engineer; the table draws on the decorative … Continue reading

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The Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station are now firmly established

I have arranged a meeting on Friday 25 October 2013 @ 7:30pm. This meeting is to formalise things, develop a committee, vote for the appointment of officers, develop a structure and on going strategy. The meeting will take place at; … Continue reading

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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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Meeting to discuss how we can together save this magnificent building and Cornish beam engine

I have arranged a meeting on Friday 27 September 2013 @ 7:30pm so we can discuss how we can together save this magnificent building and Cornish beam engine for the benefit of the wider community. The meeting will take place … Continue reading

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Ian Henery, Walsall’s own Poet Laureate

The waterworks at Sandfields has preserved the integrity of men and places, it has nurtured advance minds and has sheltered the very ordinary people of the Back Country who drove our industrial revolution. Much of its distinctive life and tradition … 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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