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Lectures / Events / Demonstrations
Events for 2018
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.
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.
Droitwich Spa Salt-Fest, Winsford Salt Fair, Middlewich Salt Festival.
Salt in Cheshire
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.
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
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.
|George St Chapel, Oldham|
|Verdin Technical School|
|Thomas Masters Hardy|
|Replica Ingoldmells Salt Pans|
|Lion Salt Works|
|Salt Making Demonstrations|
|Re-creating a Tudor Warship|
|Mary Rose, Portsmouth|