Lichfield Waterworks Trust November 2017 public meeting this Monday

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Sandfields Pumping Station – a great historic building with immense history and social significance – not just to Lichfield, but to the Black Country. Lichfield Discovered and local historian Dave Moore have saved this valuable asset for the community.

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The meeting is at the Bowling Green pub, Lichfield from 7:30pm and is of course open to anyone interested.

Dave wrote:

Lichfield Waterworks Trust November Newsletter

The next public meeting of Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on:

Monday 13th November at 7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the

The Bowling Green
Friary Road
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13 6QJ

Tel: 01543 257344

The Bowling Green serves some great food and real ales.

This is an incredibly exciting community heritage project, so do come along and become involved, we make everyone welcome.

Notes of the October 2017 Meeting are here

Events

Following tonight’s meeting we have an extra special treat. Our very own Alan Hill will give a talk on:

Sir Joseph Bazalgette & the Great Stink of London

Throughout human history, the number one cause of death has been contaminated water – in some parts of the world it still is. In mid-19th century Britain, polluted water was still a major problem – four outbreaks of Cholera in London claimed over 37,000 lives. This is the story of how Sir Joseph Bazalgette, Chief Engineer to the Metropolitan Board of Works overcame disease & reshaped London in the process.

Alan is a member of the trust and is working as part of our engineering team who are carefully cleaning and protecting the brightwork on the engine. The engineering team are doing sterling work, so do pop down to the pumping station and say hello.

Health and Safety

We are really pleased to report that there have been no incidents relating to health and safety. A very big thank you to everyone for working safely.

Membership

We would like this opportunity to welcome a few new members.

Thank you for joining the Lichfield Waterworks Trust. We hope you will enjoy your membership and become part of a very exciting heritage project that will benefit the people, the place and the community.

If you wish to visit Sandfields Pumping Station then please use the links below.

To book a visit, please go to our Eventbrite booking page here.

It would really help us if we develop and grow our membership. If you are not already a member and would you like to be a part of one of the region’s most exciting heritage projects then please, join us now by filling in Membership Application Form by going to our membership page here. It is free to join and be a part of this incredibly exciting project.

Donations

We have incurred some considerable expenditure covering legal costs, insurance and training. We will always invest in our people, and we are planning further training days soon too. All these costs soon mount up, so if you can donate, then please visit our donation page here, any amount is helpful and well appreciated.

Please make cheques payable to: Lichfield Waterworks Trust, and send to our address:

22 Walsall Road
Lichfield
WS13 8AB

Finally

Thank you everyone for your continued support and helping to make a difference in your community.

We never share your data with anyone else, but we do like to have your details correct. If there are any errors or omissions, please let us know.

Our data protection policy is here

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.

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