Don’t Drink The Water!

Hitchin, sewage and misgovernment

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ event, when local historian, Alan Fleck, will give an illustrated talk on Sewage and Misgovernment in Hitchin.

Nowadays we take clean water supply and sanitation in our town for granted. It was not always so; Alan Fleck’s talk will delve into some murkier aspects of Hitchin’s past!

Sunday 26th March at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road SG5 1QG.

Admission £10 (Friends of Holy Saviour £8) at the door.


Outing: Crossness Pumping Station

Neatly following “Don’t Drink The Water!“, The Friends of Holy Saviour have booked a trip to Crossness Pumping Station on Saturday 1st April. This was opened in 1865 (the year that Holy Saviour Church was consecrated) as part of Bazalgette’s new London sewage system and is now a Grade 1 listed building. It has huge beam engines and extraordinary ornate painted ironwork. We will have a guided tour of the site.
Travel will be by coach, leaving Hitchin c10:00am for the 90 minute journey. Bring a picnic lunch; tea and coffee will be provided on arrival.
Entry and tour of Crossness will cost £20 pp; coach price to be confirmed. 
To book your place, and for more information please email: