It’s all kicking off in Lichfield!


Lichfield: it’s full of historical stories and hidden surprises. Why not explore them?

It’s a busy old time in Lichfield over the next few days, with The Lichfield Waterworks Trust having a stall at the Lichfield Festival Market this Saturday (4th July 2015), and Kate Cardigan’s incorrigable Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered holding an informal monthly pub meeting on Tuesday evening (7th July 2015).

Dave Moore said:

Hi Bob

Any chance you could post details of an event were attending this weekend please?

Florette Festival Market at Lichfield Festival – Saturday 4 July

The Lichfield Waterworks Trust (Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station) have a stall at the Florette Festival Market in Lichfield, and will be on hand to chat and answer questions. Do pop along and say hello, stand C16 in the Cathedral Close.

John Child will have his live steam working model of a Newcomen Atmospheric engine on our stand, it is an amazing and detailed working replica of the very first working steam engine, invented right here in the midlands.

The Florette Festival Market will also be featuring artists and craftspeople from across the region, the popular Lichfield Festival Market is a great day out for all the family. Choose from around 150 craft stalls or sample a variety of local food and drink. You can also watch demonstrations of traditional crafts or take a tour of the Cathedral, while younger visitors have their faces painted or take their turn at a number of charity game stalls.

With entertainment from local performers throughout the day, this is a perfect day out for all the family.

Stalls will be set up in and around the Cathedral Close, Dam Street and around Minster Pool will once again be brimming with artistic flair, as over 150 stalls are set up featuring local artists and crafts people selling handmade goods from jewellery to pottery and paintings, woodcarving and stained glass.

Keep a look out for those baby elephants

David Moore

Kate had this to say about Tuesday evening’s event:

Hi Bob

Would you mind putting this on blog please?

The Lichfield Discovered informal monthly meet-up for July is at 7.30pm this Tuesday (7th) at the Duke of York on Greenhill, Lichfield.

Everyone is invited to come along, get involved in planning events, sharing ideas and chat about local history over a drink.

No obligation to come every month, just come along as and when you can. You’ll always be welcome!

Many thanks, Kate

As ever, apart from at the pub, the best places to find Lichfield Discovered are on Facebook and on Twitter (@lichdiscovered).

These events are increasing in popularity, and I can see why; this is a collection of dedicated but offbeat local history enthusiasts who really know how to make their subject engaging and entertaining. And it’s absolutely free to attend. What’s not to love?

Please do attend, it’ll be great fun!

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4 Responses to It’s all kicking off in Lichfield!

  1. It’s also Cars in the Park – 1,000s of cars in Beacon Park over the weekend. Something for all to see – new cars and old, fire and rescue display, falconry and JCBs.

  2. davidh936 says:

    nothing from you on pelsall carnival??

  3. Charmed, I’m sure.

    There is nothing on Pelsall Carnival because the organisers have never contacted me about the event – no flyers, no timings, nothing. I have nothing to post. The only time I ever did was when the Bush had a party as a side event – the DJ asked me to plug it, and I did.

    I run a free service here in my own time. I will happily advertise anything, provided I have time and my memory doesn’t fail me, or other urgent stuff crops up. I did two posts today whilst sat on a train.

    I’d point out I advertised the arms forces day events for Pelsall and also the Canal Festivals and any other stuff.

    So if you’d like to send me details next time, I’ll post it up. I simply don’t have the time to chase up every event to send publicity.


  4. Grande Pablo says:

    Lovely day around Lich today. No pitchfork required.

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