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Report - Sandfields Pumping Station Lichfield



ghostofFLO

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My phones camera does not do this place justice.
Originaly me and Winston101 were gonna have a shot at the Maltings but circumstances and a Half Price Sale at the local shop put paid to that one.

A random desicion to go and have a reccy of this place on the way home - even though we thought it was a no - goer- and an almost supenaturaly fortunate change in our luck and we ended up inside.


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Ground floor of the pump room.

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Some sort of steam gauge assembly thing... Sorry i have no idea...

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1st floor balcony

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Schematics of the pump. Theres an amazing architects drawing of the whole building in here too.

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Top floor. Im guessing its called the beam. This is a Cornish Beam Steam Engine. Apparently this is one of only a couple left in the country.
Originally used in Cornish mines to pump water from the mine workings.



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This one used to pump water along from Haunch Hall resevoir.
the beam was so big it wouldnt fit in one shot!

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Looking down from the top floor.
I didnt venture too far out accross the floorboards upstairs - i guess theyre ok but i didnt fancy chancing it to be honest.

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This place blew me away - it doesnt look like anyone has paid it much attention for a few years but there is so much amazing stuff in here i couldnt take it all in.

Someone who knows what they are doing needs to get in here and take some propper pictures. You wont be dissapointed.
 

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