Tag Archives: Live Steam

Easter Bank Holiday Days Out

The Cromford Canal If you’re looking for an amazing day out over the bank holiday, then how about a visit to the Cromford canal. Leawood Pump House, High Peak Junction and Cromford mill are must see places in an area … Continue reading

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Fire and water…. acts of god and myths

John Child’s working model of a Newcomen Atmospheric Engine.     It was Thomas Newcomen who designed and built the first practical working steam engine in 1712; his invention changed the world. There is surprisingly very little known about Newcomen … Continue reading

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Florette Festival Market at Lichfield Festival – Saturday 4 July

The Lichfield Waterworks Trust (Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station) have a stall at the Florette Festival Market in Lichfield, and will be on hand to chat and answer questions. Do pop along and say hello, stand C16 in the Cathedral … Continue reading

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Brindley Bank Pumping Station

Today the Lichfield Waterworks Trust and Lichfield Discovered seized at the rare opportunity to visit Brindley Bank Pumping Station. Built be the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company in 1903, this stunningly beautiful Grade II* listed building still contains the original Horizontal … 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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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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