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The elixir of longer life, on tap

If I were to say to you, that there is a compound that can extend the life expectancy of the average human being by twenty five years, would you be interested? Unfortunately developing this compound would require the finest minds, … Continue reading

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The Victorian Society have launched a search for most endangered buildings in England and Wales, and are asking for nominations. If we could get Sandfields Pumping Station nominated, it would be a significant step forward in our campaign to save … 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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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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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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The Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station are now firmly established

I have arranged a meeting on Friday 25 October 2013 @ 7:30pm. This meeting is to formalise things, develop a committee, vote for the appointment of officers, develop a structure and on going strategy. The meeting will take place at; … Continue reading

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Mr Edward Adams, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and a myth

People build a sense of themselves, and of their place in the world, through the construction of narratives and the passing on of stories attached to pictures, artefacts and rituals. I have been working on this redundant waterworks for over … Continue reading

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