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Newcomen Society’s Western Branch Meeting

For the Newcomen Society’s Western Branch meeting of Thursday 19 May 2016, David Moore, Chairman of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust, will speak on the Cornish Beam Engine at Sandfields Pumping Station. Built by George and Jonah Davies of the Albion … Continue reading

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Lichfield Civic Society Talk – The Story of clean water in the industrial Revolution

For most of us, running a tap to pour clean drinking water is nothing special. We take it for granted. Drinking water and effective sanitation now form part of the fabric of modern day Britain. However this has not always … Continue reading

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Saving the Black Countrie’s Hidden Heritage – Talk

Public Historian David Moore will be at The Museum of Cannock Chase on Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 15:00am onward to talk about the hidden industrial heritage of the Black County and how it supported the growth of the area … Continue reading

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The next meeting of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station

The next meeting of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station is 30 May at 7:00 at; Curborough Community Centre Reynolds Close Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 7NY Tel:  01543 417149   Anyone who holds and interest in our heritage, and is interested … Continue reading

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All his Working Days

An oral interview I conducted with Keith Johnson in March 2013. Keith worked for the South Staffordshire Water Company as a chemist; he recalled his working career from school, to the lab at Sandfields pumping station, Lichfield. Keith is a … Continue reading

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On Sunday 29th June, Chris Pattison will be leading us along the route of the Hanch Tunnel in Lichfield. All above ground of course! Full details to follow but save the date if you are interested in joining us!

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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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