Saving Sandfields – August 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. Membership is free, and this is a chance to save a really valuable historic building and engine for future generations to enjoy.

Dave has organised one of the monthly group public meetings, which will take place this evening (Tuesday 26th August 2014) at a new venue, The Cruck House in Stowe Street, Lichfield.

The Friends of Sandfields is a formalised group with a documented structure and aims, and it’s good to see Chris Pattison, the South Staffordshire Water historian involved, too. 

Dave has included details of the next Lichfield Discovered event, too. Those are also great fun and audiences are growing.

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

Dave Moore wrote:

Dear Brownhills Bob,

The next monthly meeting of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station will take place on:

Tuesday 26 August 2014 at 7:30pm

The Cruck House*
Stowe Street
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13 6BP

*Please note the new venue for this meeting.

Membership of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station is free, however a small donation for use of the room and tea or coffee is most welcome.

Our sister group Lichfield Discovered will also be holding its next meeting on;

Monday 8 September at 7:00pm

Lichfield Heritage Centre
Market Square
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13 6LG

The subject of this presentation is discovering the meaning of Victorian symbolism in churchyards. Again this is a free event with a voluntary donation for tea, coffee and the Heritage Centre.

Looking forward to seeing you on the nights

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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