Lichfield Waterworks Trust to recommence their vital work


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 share the latest news for local history enthusiasts and members of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group – Sandfields is reopening at last!

In the current pandemic, the trust has had to suspend meetings and activities like any other such organisation, but with the tentative resumption of normality, the trust have taken the decision to open the station back up and recommence their restoration activities – from this Friday, 7th August 2020.

Dave said:

Lichfield Waterworks Trust are pleased to announce that Sandfields Pumping Station will be re-opening to members only on Friday 7 August 2020
After careful consideration, the trustees of Lichfield Waterworks Trust are pleased to announce that Sandfields Pumping Station will be commencing a staged re-opening on Friday 7 August.
The first stage of this re-opening will be for members only by prior approval by our Health and Safety Manager Phil Bowers. Anyone wishing to attend will need to firstly notify Phil of their intention to attend by email by clicking the link below:

The trust has put in place a number of Covid-19 safety procedures that are essential you follow. You will be briefed when you arrive on site.

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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