Making Cholera history in the Black Country

How Victorian engineers eliminated Cholera epidemics by making clean water available to the Black Country from Lichfield.  The story of the South Staffordshire Water Company and the Sandfields Pumping Station

Keywords: Black Country, Lichfield, Cholera, Health

The Black Country: A History in 100 Objects

“The furnaces roar and glow by night and day, and the great steam hammers thunder…, and every kind of machinery invented by man, are ringing, clicking, and whizzing as if tasked to intercept all this raw material of the mines and impress upon it all the labour and skill which...


Presented by:

Graham Fisher

Directed by:

Andy Partington

Produced by:

Swift Media


David Moore

Thanks to:

Lichfield Waterworks Trust

Recorded By:

Andy Partington


Andy Partington

Images Kindly Supplied by:

David Moore, South Staffs Water, Wellcome Trust, Wolverhampton City Council,,

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