Monthly Archives: January 2013

Originally posted on Made in the Black Country:
Medal commemorating the opening of the Bilston Chlorea Orphan School, BIEPH140, 1833 Life in Britain’s towns and cities was not pleasant during the 19th century, and was a far cry from the…

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Local history event next Saturday!

Local history event next Saturday!.

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Peeling away the layers of history, transcending time and bringing the past forward to make it a useable past

The Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields is possibly on of the most overlooked yet important pieces of social and industrial history that Lichfield has.The problem is, that it has not crossed the boundary that defines its value as a historical monument, … Continue reading

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History Propagates

What make the past so interesting to me; it is because History propagates. It’s like delving into the past is like delving into a box of toys, belonging to your grandfather. I was sent an email quite recently that prompted … Continue reading

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We may have located one of the Cornish Engine Drivers

I mentioned my assessment of Sandfields that there will be people alive today who worked for or who had parents or grandparents who worked at Sandfields. Today Kevin Carpenter has been in touch and kindly sent me a photograph taken … Continue reading

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Are you prepared to get pumped up about preserving former waterworks?

More good news, Lichfield Mercury published the article I wrote today, half page story with pictures. I have had two people contact me offering to join a Friends of Sandfields Group. I know that at times I do ask a … Continue reading

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Answers to some questions;

Following a few emails, I have made a few changes to the ‘Who to Contact’ page, to bring in some clarity. On reflection the page was far too complicated. A number of people have asked me if there is any … Continue reading

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