We have dropped the kerb to allow easier access to our overspill car parking.
After a mammoth effort to remove the two concrete plinths that supported the large electrically power water pumps, the floor of the 1960s building is finally starting… Read more “Flattening the floor”
Take a moment to look at our newly redecorated community office, haven’t the team done a wonderful job. After the roof was repaired, walls were cleaned, flaky… Read more “Office refurb!”
Today the volunteers were threading through the new cable for the electrics in the facilities at the end of the 1870s building. The crane came in handy… Read more “Electrifying”
Freeing off the valve gear on the Cornish Beam Engine. There was a rumour that the inlet valve from Sandfields was taken out and used on the… Read more “Valve Gear Renovation”
Lots of fun at the Lichfield Bower today. Thanks to our volunteers for their work on the float and for turning out to shake those buckets. Also thanks to all those who work hard each year to make the Bower happen!
On Tuesdays and Fridays, it’s Sandfields Pumping Stations workdays. Do come down to see us between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon, even if it's to pop in for a cup of tea.
I have seen several so called industrial heritage renovation projects looking like they will never be finished. A dab of paint here, a touch of primer there,… Read more “External Works – 1”
You will be pleased to know that the Lichfield Waterworks Trust volunteers had a great day doing their first aid training. It’s nice to know that preserving industrial heritage is far more than polishing and oiling rusty parts. Statistically, these new first aiders are more likely to come to the aid of the public than fellow volunteers at Sandfields, so by the LWT investing in its people, everyone in the community wins.