Getting a dishwasher installed at the pumping station, to make it easier when we have a large group visit, not to mention the cups from all the… Read more “Dishwasher”
Time to check out the drains and make sure all is flowing…… but what’s this, a second cover. Good to have volunteers who are prepared to get… Read more “Drains!”
With the new post box in place and our address now registered with Royal Mail, we have received our first mail all the way from sunny Felixstowe.… Read more “Post Box”
The Burton Engineers visiting Sandfields Pumping Station and receiving an introduction to the history of the site, before a full guided tour around the magnificent 1873 Cornish Beam engine.
Volunteers are now working on tiling the holes left in the floor after the removal of the pump plinths. It was agreed with the conservation officer that… Read more “Tiling the floor”
Work has been carried out to get the 1960s building prepared in readiness for local theatre group LMI (Let Me In) to stage their performance. The work… Read more “Preparation for a performance”
Alf has been working towards getting the heaters reconnected. We are hoping to put a bit of heat into the building over the Winter to try to… Read more “Electrical works”
Chris P. has been busy laying paviours in the grass area to the South of the 1870s building. He has marked the position of the pilot well which was the first well to be sunk on site and also the route of the Hanch tunnel which runs under the middle of Lichfield and eventually feeds water into the pilot well. The pilot well is connected by underground tunnels to the four other wells on site, from which water was then pumped.
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”