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History Propagates

What make the past so interesting to me; it is because History propagates. It’s like delving into the past is like delving into a box of toys, belonging to your grandfather. I was sent an email quite recently that prompted … 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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Are you prepared to get pumped up about preserving former waterworks?

More good news, Lichfield Mercury published the article I wrote today, half page story with pictures. I have had two people contact me offering to join a Friends of Sandfields Group. I know that at times I do ask a … Continue reading

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Answers to some questions;

Following a few emails, I have made a few changes to the ‘Who to Contact’ page, to bring in some clarity. On reflection the page was far too complicated. A number of people have asked me if there is any … Continue reading

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Damage to the Building

On my visit to Sandfields pumping Station of May 2012, I noted that the lead flashing on the hip rafters about the toilet building to the rear of the main engine house had been removed, along with a window on … Continue reading

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New Page – Who to Contact

Sandfields Pumping Station is a unique heritage site; however at this moment in time it is lacking public support. To save this valuable site is not a complicated process, it does not need vast amounts of money, or does it … Continue reading

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The Hanch Tunnel, Lichfield’s best kept secret

The Hanch Tunnel is a man-made tunnel that was constructed in the Triassic sandstone to the north and west of Lichfield in the 1850s. When first constructed, the tunnel was connected to Minster and Stowe Pools, which served as storage … Continue reading

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