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The Lion Salt Works appeared on the 2nd series of the BBC 2 series Restoration with Griff Rhys Jones, Andrew wrote the Conservation Plan for the site and secured the offer of a £4.96m grant offer from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Lion Salt Works Trust with Vale Royal Borough Council being the administrative body for the award.
In April 2009 VRBC was superceeded by a new unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester Council and with the chairman of the Lion Salt Works Trust declining to be responsible for full management and responsibility of the site the project was taken over by the new authority.
Andrew kept a daily blog record of the 'Enabling Works' at the Lion Salt Works, describing Phase 1 of restoring the Lion Salt Works. During this phase he was the monitoring archaeologist for the scheduled monument and listed building. Visit the blog site at Lion Salt Works Blog he kept as a daily record of the work carried out as part of these works. The dismantling of Stove House 5 is recorded here in pictures, video and time-lapse sequences.
CW&C completed the restoration works in 2015.
In the summer of 2009 a section of the site was opened as a Butterly Garden in partnership with Butterfly Conservation, funded by a grant secured by Andrew from Ineos Enterprises landfill grant, administered through the Mersey Forest Trust.
Lion Salt Works is the last open pan salt works in Cheshire. It closed in 1986. Andrew was the Project Director for the site from 1989 to 2010. It is now owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council. The project was awarded a £4.96m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2008, towards a £7m restoration budget.
Annelise has edited research reports in the Trust's Monograph series, see Publications.
Andrew was interviewed by Gryff Rhys Jones in the BBC 2 series Restoration from a crane overlooking the salt works.
Click here for interpretive models of the Lion Salt Works, created by Andrew with Take 27.
Projects and events we organised were recorded and many may be seen on Youtube under the channels for Saltteller and Saltfriend.
We have contributed to many salt stories and are in touch with many salt heritage projects around the world.
Link to web site for the
Archived copies of the quarterly newsletter, The Mundling Stick, written by Andrew 1995-2008, can be found on the web site.
|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|