Saving Sandfields – monthly public meeting tonight

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 to garner support. 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.

Dave has organised one of the regular group public meetings, which will take place this evening (Friday, 27th June 2014) at the Curborough Community Centre in the city.

The Friends of Sandfields is now a formalised group with a proper structure and aims, and it’s good to see Chris Pattison, the South Staffordshire Water historian involved, too. Don’t forget that there’s a guided Lichfield Discovered walk planned this Sunday along the line of the Hanch Tunnel which connected Seedy Mill to Sandfields – the walk will  be led by Chris.

Do pop over to Dave Moore’s blog and check out the history of Sandfields Pumping Station, an almost forgotten gem.

Dave Moore wrote:

Hi Bob

Can you include this in the diary please?

The next meeting of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station:

Friday 27 June at 7:30pm.

Curborough Community Centre,
Reynolds Close,
Lichfield,
Staffordshire,
WS13 7NY

Tel: 01543 417149

The redundant Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields, Lichfield is possibly one of the most overlooked yet important pieces of social and industrial heritage that Britain has. It is also an example of our heritage industrial heritage that is at risk.

The objective of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station is to ensure the safety, conservation, security and accessibility of Sandfields Pumping Station, so that it may serve as a benefit to a wider community.

Membership is free, so please join with us and play your part in saving our industrial Past.

Regards
David Moore

Please, if you have time, do attend. This is a remarkable relic indeed and needs all the support it can get to prevent it being lost for good.

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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