Monthly Archives: December 2012

Things may be on the move, at last.

Firstly, in this months copy of Lichfield’s Civic Society New letter is an article they published after I raised the matter with them…. The Committee is keen to see the preservation of this important building in the history of water … Continue reading

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The Hanch Tunnel, Lichfield’s best kept secret

The Hanch Tunnel is a man-made tunnel that was constructed in the Triassic sandstone to the north and west of Lichfield in the 1850s. When first constructed, the tunnel was connected to Minster and Stowe Pools, which served as storage … Continue reading

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Not in MY backyard (1896 style)…

Not in MY backyard (1896 style)….

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Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield – Update

In 1997 The South Staffordshire Water Company entered into a voluntary agreement with the Environment Agency to cease abstraction via Hanch Tunnel, resulting in the abandonment of Sandfields Pumping Station. South Staffordshire Waterworks Company sold the site to Persimmon Homes … Continue reading

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