In the corner of the 1960’s building, sat the two 11kV transformers that took the incoming supply and connected it to the large electrical pumps used to… Read more “Transformation”
When completed in the 1960s, the main hall of the building housed two large pumps, each driven by a large electric motor which in turn was connected… Read more “Flattening the floor”
I’ve just been reviewing the work that has been going on at Sandfields recently and it seems that we have been busy dismantling various parts here and… Read more “The dismantlers”
Remember ‘The Scaffold’ and their song ‘Lily the Pink’? Oh, you must be older than you look! Anyway, we now have our own scaffold installed both inside… Read more “The Scaffold”
After working on dismantling the Westinghouse compressor for a couple of months, the engineering team were finally able to take it off the wall. Safely lowering down… Read more “Westinghouse air pump”
Playing in the sand? No, more work on laying tiles of which about 20% are now completed – well down team. Back to the tile laying, another… Read more “Floor tiles, more tiles!”
Scrap being loaded onto the trailer – the final big clear out. Thanks to our friends at Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust for use of the… Read more “Scrap”
Searching for a drain, according to the plan it should be here As part of understanding what is on site and making the facilities we have as useful as possible, Chris P and Phil have relocated a drain run and a manhole.
Steve has been drilling and tapping a stuck bolt and getting a 'work out' in the process. It is part of the mechanism in the cataract chamber that the engineers are freeing up as part of the process to get the old engine moving
Work has been going on outside the main building to improve site security following a few visits from uninvited guests recently.