Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Postcard From The Past – Claymills Pumping Station

I love this place, it’s so much like a day out at the seaside, I wanted to send a postcard back home. The beam engines were decommissioned in the early 70’s and suffered from neglect, vandalism and metal theft throughout … Continue reading

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The Family Firm

Every so often, I get an email that jumps of the page. I read very slowly, but I can spot an historical opportunity like lightning. Tonight I had one of those special emails from our very own South Staffordshire Water … Continue reading

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Ahead slow, steady as she goes.

Since the formation of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station, things have start to move slowly, but in the right direction. Most importantly, people are talking to us. We had made an application to English Heritage to amend the listing … Continue reading

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The Sandfields Table

This is a small preview of a hand crafted coffee table in white oak, traditional mortise and tennon joinery, with handmade inlays of tulipwood, burbinga, purple heart and maple. Inspired by Edward Adams, engineer; the table draws on the decorative … Continue reading

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Campaign Film

This is the campaign film of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station, who are working to save a redundant Victorian Waterworks in Lichfield. The engine and the building is one of the most underrated yet important pieces of industrial heritage … Continue reading

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