Our History

Lichfield Waterworks Trust (LWT) was formed in March 2015 to try and save the derelict pumping station and steam engine on the outskirts of Lichfield. It followed in the footsteps of the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station who had kept the redundant engine and building maintained whilst it was in the ownership of South Staffs Water. The new owners were a national house building company that purchased a large site that included Sandfields Pumping Station. LWT negotiated an access licence with the owners in February 2017 and since that time its volunteers have cleaned, maintained and researched the building and engine, with occasional openings to the public.