Lichfield Waterworks Trust April 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 (9th April 2018) there will be the April 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 April News Letter 

Dear Brownhills Bob,

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

Monday 9th April 2018 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 March 2018 Meeting are here

This Month’s Guest Speaker

This month’s meeting will include a talk by our very own Chris Patterson.

Chris is going to us about a very unusual and possible unique waterworks at Crumpwood in Staffordshire. The Crumpwood waterworks supplied water to the nearby town of Uttoxeter and utilised the power of the river to pump fresh water from Crumpwood springs. 

Events

  • Trustees Meeting        
    9 April 2018 5pm Bowling Green
  • Monthly Meeting    
    9 April 2018 7.30pm, Bowling Green, including a talk by Chris Patterson
  • AIA Practical Weekend
    7 – 8 April, Derbyshire Mining, Matlock Bath, 10am
  • The Story of Clean  
    12 April @2:00 pm Girlguiding Staffordshire HQ, Dorothy Dean Centre,
    St Peters School site, Church Lane, Hixon. Staffordshire. ST18 0PS
  • Water 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.

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.

Do we have your correct details? We do our best to get things right, but occasionally something slips of the tray. Please let us know if we have your correct contact details, or you would like any additions or amendments.

If you would like to unsubscribe form this mailing list, then just replay to this email with unsubscribe in the subject line.

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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