The next meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust

The next meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust will be held on

Thursday 28 April 2016 @7.30pm, in the George lV Bore St, Lichfield.

The Lichfield Waterworks Trust is a Community Incorporated Organisation, registered with the charities commission who are fighting to save the Grade II* listed building known as Sandfields Pumping Station for the benefit of the community.

Sandfields Staff c1893

Do you recognise anyone in this photo?

The unique 190 Hp Cornish Beam Engine and building are a magnificent monument to the lives of the people who died in the black Country during the mid-nineteenth century due to the cholera epidemics. It also celebrates the achievements of the Victorian water engineers who gave clean water to the nation.

English Heritage has designated Sandfields Pumping Station as a building that has ‘more than special interest’, hence the reason it has been listed at Grade II*

At a meeting on 23 October 2015 held at the offices of Lichfield District Council, Persimmon Homes PLC agreed that they would transfer the freehold or grant a long term lease to the Lichfield Waterworks Trust to secure the future of this building. The trust is in an active dialogue with the owners working together to agree a licence to enter the building.

Members of LWT have worked tirelessly over the last three years, however now with this access agreement in place, the real hard work begins.

All are welcome to become involved in this challenging but rewarding project.

Excellent food and drinks are available in the bar.

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