May 2106 Meeting

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

Thursday 26 May 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.

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*

Sandfields Exterior

At this month’s meeting the trustees will ask the members to agree and vote to approves the following changes to our objectives as a charity

(1) To promote and preserve for the benefit of the public the Grade II* listed nineteenth-century Sandfields Pumping Station complex and associated infrastructure, and to facilitate its safety, conservation, security and accessibility.

(2) 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.

(3) To promote access to Sandfields Pumping Station for the purposes of education, arts, community development, and protection of the historic environment.

(4) To work in partnership, as appropriate, to promote the social and historical context of Sandfields Pumping Station in Staffordshire and the West Midlands, and to build a community of interest around these topics.

(5) To promote, manage, maintain and restore water supply industry infrastructure assets and archives which are of historical significance for the benefit of the public.

(6) To acquire, disseminate, publish and make accessible historical information, archival material, artefacts and experiences relating to Britain’s water supply industry for the purposes of education, recreation, tourism and community development.

The trustees would also like the following change to the constitution approved

(5) Quorum at general meetings

 (b) Subject to the following provisions, the quorum for general meetings shall be the greater of 10% or three members. An organisation represented by a person present at the meeting in accordance with subclause (7) of this clause, is counted as being present in person.

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

Excellent food and drinks are available in the bar.

The minutes of the April meeting are here

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One Response to May 2106 Meeting

  1. Richard Sells says:

    Unfortunately I shall be unable to attend due to a hospital appointment and my disabled brother returning from America, both that day
    Keep up the good work and Best Wishes

    Richard Sells author of the ‘Who was ‘Iron Mad’ Wilkinson pamphlet
    See http://www.broseley.org.uk ref this father of the machine tool industry
    and http://www.historywebsite.co.uk
    Please excuse the publicity punt but it is relevant to the development of the steam engine

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