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Lectures / Events / Demonstrations

Events for 2018

5-6 April

Salt Sunday

A Celebration of Salt

Salt of the Earth Network

With Bishop Keith Sinclair, Bishop of Birkenhead

1.30 - 4.30  Lion Salt Works, Northwich, Cheshire.


5-6 April

Terra Salina 2018 - Le sel: histoire, patrimone et tourisme

Saline royale d’Arc-et-Senans, France.

This two day conference will investigate how cultural representations, workers' memories, individual or collective initiatives, political choices and  opportunities have led to ways of disseminating and preserving the salt heritage. Andrew Fielding of Ecosal-UK will give a paper or his experience at the Lion Salt Works, Cheshire and in establishing Ecosal-UK.

The Terra Salina Project is an INTERREG France-Switzerland initiative   established to develop the Franco-Swiss tourist heritage of salt making and spa towns. Today, Terra Salina is linked by six hiking and cycling routes, joining together five historic sites where salt has been produced and / or its story is told: the Salt Mines of Bex, the Royal Saltworks d'Arc-et-Senans, the Grande Saline of Salins-les-Bains, the rutted roads of Vuiteboeuf and Salines Basel.


9 September

Salt Making Demonstration

The Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness

Part of the Hidden Histories exhibition created by the Morecambe Bay Partnership.

15-16 September

Heritage Open Days at the Brunner Guildhall,  Winsford, Cheshire.

Winsford Town Council.

20 October

Salt in Cheshire

Newcomen Society

Venue - Lion Salt Works, Northwich, Cheshire

Geology of the Cheshire salt fields; subsidence created by salt extraction; solution mining; history of salt making and the transport of salt. Speakers to be confirmed, but Andrew Fielding will be talking about the history of white salt making.

Admission charge. Details will appear on the Newcomen Society web site.


9 November

Excavating the Mary Rose

West Cumbria Archaeological Society

Venue - Allhallows Community Centre, Fletchertown, Cumbria

7.30pm   chare on the door

We have still to hear the decision about one remaining grant application submitted at the end of 2017.

This was an application to the AHRC for a three year project to create a time line for salt making from 1500 across the whole of the country and was compiled in partnership with Salford University and includes a the Chemistry Dept at York Universty as a partner.

In 2003 a Roman salt making hearth was demonstrated in front of the Ermine Street Guard. The account is described in the Salt Works and Salinas publication (see Publications page). This publication includes a dvd with a short movie, made by Take 27, in which live action is included in a digital landscape reconstructing the Roman site excavated by Manchester Archaeology Unit at Kingsley Field, Nantwich.

See how salt glazed crosses were made for Salt Sunday 2009 - video and salt making at Ecosal event at

Middlewich Roman Festival 2011

Andrew and Annelise occasionally attend heritage exhibitions, craft fairs and food fairs where salt making can be demonstrated.

Above: In 2007 Andrew met the legendary cook and food writer, Margarite Patten (above) at the Tatton Fine Food Fair. Unlike many new chefs and cooks Margarite Patton knew all about block salt.