Lichfield Waterworks Trust May 2018 public meeting tonight – with a very special guest speaker

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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 tonight, Monday evening (14th May 2018) there will be the May 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group – and there will be a rather wonderful guest speaker.

Local rail historian the very expert Ian Pell who’s done so much for this blog and the Waterworks Trust in general will be giving a talk about the relationship between the South Staffordshire Railway that ran through Brownhills from Lichfield to Walsall and it’s importance to the Waterworks – don’t forget, a huge main was laid alongside the line to feed the Black Country fresh clean water from Sandfields.

This will be a talk not to be missed.

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 May News Letter

Dear Brownhills Bob,

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

Monday 14 May 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 April 2018 Meeting are here

This Month’s Guest Speaker

This month’s meeting will include a talk by Ian Pell.

Connections – South Staffordshire Railway

Part 1 examines the relationships of the men (and woman) who helped forge the railway and its bonds with other companies including South Staffs Water Co.  It also looks at some of the buildings along the line.

Part 2 is entitled “Water, water” and this in turn looks at the part water has played in the life of the railway.

Events

Trustees Meeting 14 May 2018 5pm Bowling Green
Monthly Meeting 14 May 2018 7.30pm, Bowling Green
Talk by Ian Pell – Connections – South Staffordshire Railway 14 May 2018 8.30pm, Bowling Green
AIA Practical Weekend 7 – 8 April, Derbyshire Mining, Matlock Bath, 10am
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.

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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