Saving Sandfields – Public meeting this Friday!

Sandfields Pumping Station

This is a remarkable, severe but beautiful building, now almost marooned in a sea of new development. Image from Dave Moore’s Flickr photo stream.

The campaign to save Sandfields Pumping Station in Lichfield for the community continues apace. Local historian and activist Dave Moore has been putting heart and soul into this for some months now, and he’d like as many people as possible to get involved.

To this end, Dave has organised a public meeting, which will take place this Friday at the Darwin Hall Community Association in the city. For those that don’t know, it’s just off the bypass near the Waitrose on the new estate.

Do pop over to Dave Moore’s blog and check out the history of this almost forgotten gem.

Dave Moore wrote:

Dear Brownhills Bob,

Thank you for showing your interesting in the fate of the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields, Lichfield.

I have arranged a meeting on Friday 27th September 2013 at 7:30pm so we can discuss how we can together save this magnificent building and the Cornish beam engine it contains for the benefit of the wider community.

The meeting will take place at:

The Darwin Hall Community Association
Heathcot Place
Lichfield
WS13 6RQ

I do hope that you can make it.

Regards

David Moore

If you feel you can help, please comment here and I’ll hook you up with Dave, or send me an email at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot Com. Cheers.

Sandfields Pumping Station

The engine is wonderful. I saw it in 2001, and it really is a gem. Image from Dave Moore’s Flickr photo stream.

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9 Responses to Saving Sandfields – Public meeting this Friday!

  1. David Oakley says:

    In addition to its historical connection , Sandfields Pumping Station enjoyed a vigorous existence as a key part of the Company until the 1990’s, As well as its considerable output in terms of water, the use of the building diversified after the reconstruction of the mid nineties sixties. The water laboratories were located there, together with a Chief Chemist . Water samples collected daily from other sites were brought to Sandfields for analysis. Later in the period, Cannock Area office and Burton Area office were relegated to the status of Depots and a new administration was formed at Sandfields, Entitled the ‘Northern Area Office, with personnel travelling in from Cannock and Burton. This was a busy period in the life of the old pumping station, with a marked increase of personnel, so much so that temporary buildings were installed to house them. There was a very happy relationship at Sandfields, and certainly some sentiment. I would like to think that some of these old faces, a little more mature, now, could be at the meeting and support the hard work and endeavour of Dave Moore.

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