Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that tonight (Thursday 26th March 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group.
Monthly Progress Meeting of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station.
The Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station are a constituted group who are fighting to save the Grade II* listed building know as Sandfields Pumping Station for the benefit of the community.
English Heritage has designated Sandfields Pumping Station as a building that has ‘more than special interest’, hence the reason it has been listed at Grade II*
Unfortunately, what some see as Lichfield’s most significant pieces of Industrial Heritage, a true hidden gem form the past is now a building at risk.
All are welcome to become involved in this challenging but rewarding project.
Thursday 26 March at 8:00pm
The meeting place is;
The Cruck House
Great news, we are now a registered charity called the ‘Lichfield Waterworks Trust’. The Charities Commission has accepted our application to become a Community Interest Organisation (CIO) with charitable status.
At this meeting will we have vote to formally change our name.
See you there!
Do pop over to Dave Moore’s blog and check out the history of Sandfields Pumping Station, an almost forgotten gem – the group also has a Facebook page.
Dave is, of course, one of the leading lights of Lichfield Discovered, along with Kate ‘Cardigan’ Gomez from Lichfield Lore.
It’s great to see people like Dave encourage a better attitude to our historic buildings, rather than that which we seem to have here in Walsall, where we regard heritage architecture as merely ‘fuel’.
Please do attend if you’re able, it’s sure to be enlightening and educational.