Sandfields Pumping Station – Lichfield Waterworks Trust

Today we met with the Leader, the Deputy Leader of Lichfield District Council, and Persimmon Homes PLC. The Lichfield Waterworks Trust proposed that we take receipt of the keys to Sandfields Pumping Station in 90 days’ time and then take the next nine months to prepare and operate the site to meet our objectives of:

To promote and preserve for the benefit of the public the nineteenth century Sandfields Pumping Station complex and associated infrastructure and to facilitate its safety, conservation, security and accessibility.
To promote and preserve for the benefit of the public the unique 1873 Cornish Beam Engine and other fixtures and fittings situated at Sandfields Pumping Station, Chesterfield Road, Lichfield .
To promote access to the complex for the purposes of education, community development, and protection of the historic environment.

We are pleased to say that our proposal was warmly welcomed and accepted; subject of course to some formality’s.

I personally would like to thank everyone who have been involved in this remarkable project. It has been an absolute delight to have worked and been involved with a team of people who are value driven; a team of people who have gone that extra mile. You are indeed all truly remarkable, for which I sincerely thank you for.

There is still a lot to do, in some ways this is now the beginning, but it is also a massive step towards preserving one of the most important industrial heritage sites in the country.

David Moore – Chairman of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust

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About Morturn

Historian – Photographer – Filmmaker Retired construction professional with a passion for public, social and industrial history. I believe in equality, dignity and integrity for all. Don’t like people who try to belittle the ambitions of others. I am of the opinion that my now life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
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6 Responses to Sandfields Pumping Station – Lichfield Waterworks Trust

  1. John McClean says:

    Fantastic news. Thank you David, and all the Trust members for your time and perseverance in preserving this important part of the local history. As you said, in a way it is the beginning, but without all your efforts, I am sure nothing would have happened, leading to the loss of the pumping station.

  2. Well done to all the team. J Eric Wood

  3. j edwards says:

    Fab news look forward to visiting

  4. Brian Salisbury says:

    Congratulations David, great job, well done

    Brian Salisbury- short service treasurer!

    Brian Salisbury

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