Lichfield Waterworks Trust February 2018 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.

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (12th February 2018) there will be the February 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group.

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 News Letter

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

Monday 12 February 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 January 2018 Meeting are here

Events

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

The Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust

Lichfield Conduit Lands was founded over 450 years ago and is now governed by a Charity Commission Scheme dated 30th July 1982. When the Trust was created, Lichfield citizens already benefitted from quite a sophisticated system of water supply.  The Franciscan Friary had a piped supply of water from a spring at Aldershawe, as early as 1301.  In the fifteenth century a public conduit known as the Crucifix was erected in Bird Street and extended along Bore Street to a conduit at its junction with Conduit Street, and then along Tamworth Street to another conduit at its junction with Lombard Street.  A Market Square conduit was served by a branch pipe running along Breadmarket Street….

This is one of those rare opportunities to understand first-hand the long and intersting history of water in Lichfield and how the trust has developed into a Charity dedicated to assisting individuals and organisations within the boundaries of the City of Lichfield.

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.

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 -please do attend if you’re able, it’s sure to be enlightening and educational.

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