Lichfield Discovered talk to highlight history of city’s water supply

The history of Lichfield’s water supply will be discussed at a meeting in the city tonight (November 9).

The Lichfield Discovered group will meet at Minster Hall at 7.30pm.

The talk will be given by Richard Green of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust.

Sandfields Pumping Station

Sandfields Pumping Station

A spokesperson said: “Richard will tell us about the city’s water supply over the years from the time of St Chad to the 20th Century, and in particular the role Lichfield played in supplying the Black Country with clean drinking water during the cholera epidemics of the mid-19th Century.

“After the talk there’ll be tea and biscuits and the chance for a chat.

“As most people will know, there are have been some very exciting developments in the Lichfield Waterworks Trust’s campaign to save Sandfields Pumping Station and so if anyone is interested in the Trust’s work this is an ideal opportunity to come and find out more.”

There is no charge for admission, but donations are welcome.

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