Lichfield Waterworks Trust March 2018 public meeting this Monday


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 March 2018) there will be the March 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 March at 7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the

The Bowling Green
Friary Road
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 February 2018 Meeting are here

This Month’s Guest Speaker 

This month’s meeting will include a talk by Bob Williams and Peter Buck of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust.

Titled “Where Are We Today?”

A brief look at the historic beginnings of the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals from their opening to abandonment will lead to a range of examples of our restoration achievements. A sharper focus on recent and ongoing work will demonstrate what volunteer empowerment can mean compared with fund-raising for the major tasks.

The Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust are doing some sterling work restoring the canal to Lichfield, so this will be a talk not to be missed.


  • Trustees Meeting
    12 Mar 2018 5pm Bowling Green
  • Monthly Meeting 
    12 Mar 2018 7.30pm, Bowling Green – including a talk by Bob Williams and Peter Buck on the work of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust.
  • AIA Practical Weekend 
    7 – 8 April, Derbyshire Mining, Matlock Bath, 10am
  • TICCIH Conference 
    13-14 April, International Heritage of the Water Industry, Barcelona
  • Bower Procession   
    26 May 2018, 1000 to 1400

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.


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.


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
WS13 8AB


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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2 Responses to Lichfield Waterworks Trust March 2018 public meeting this Monday

  1. Wayne munday says:

    Can I volunteer to help

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