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Monthly open public progress meeting

The next monthly open public progress meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on: Thursday 27 October 2016 @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the George lV Bore St Lichfield WS13 6LU Tel: 01543 523025 September Meeting … Continue reading

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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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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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Memories of Sandfields – Alfe Windsor

People often ask me how would I best describe the style of the Architecture of Sandfields Pumping Station. I tell them that this building is Architecture parlante; it is speaking architecture that not only explains its own form, function and … Continue reading

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