Saturday, 19 September 2015

Photographs in an exhibition in
Lichfield Heritage Weekend

Stowe Pool and boathouse (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2015)

Patrick Comerford

Lichfield Heritage Weekend takes place each year close to Samuel Johnson’s Birthday to celebrate the rich and varied history.

Samuel Johnson was born in Lichfield on 18 September 1709, and this year Lichfield Heritage Weekend takes place this weekend, 19-20 September.

This year’s theme is ‘Making History,’ with activities celebrating Lichfield’s creative past and present. There are opportunities to discover more with tours, activities and exhibitions taking place throughout Lichfield over the weekend.

My photograph of Stowe Pool and boathouse is part of a collection of photographs and posters in a one-day exhibition organised by Lichfield Waterworks Trust and Lichfield Discovered in Saint Mary’s in the Market Square, Lichfield, today [Saturday, 19 September 2015].

Admission is free and the exhibition is open from 10 am to 3.30 pm. The exhibition is designed to complement the Waterworks walks with volunteers from Lichfield Waterworks Trust in attendance.

The Lichfield Waterworks Trust, which is campaigning to save Sandfields Pumping Station, has organised three Water Walks today exploring the story of water in Lichfield. They are:

1, A history and wildlife walk around Stowe and Minster Pools (meet at Speakers’ Corner at 10.30 a.m.)

2, A walk from Saint Mary’s to Sandfields, looking at the history of the pumping station and the surrounding area (meet inside Saint Mary’s at 12.30 p.m.).

3, A surface walk along a stretch of the Hanch Tunnel (meet at the junction of Anson Avenue and Beacon Street at 2.30 p.m.).

All these walks are free, and you do not have to book.

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