During 2017 we are preparing applications for new research projects into our salt heritage in conjunction with the Centre for Applied Archaeology at Salford University.
1. Multi-discipline research into the process of sleeching, or sandwashing, where brine is prepared from salt-rich sand.
2. The history of timber-framed building construction in Northwich, Cheshire to withstand ground movement caused by wild brine pumping and subsidence caused by rock salt mining. With specific reference to Brine Board records.
3. 3-d graphics as a way to produce a consistent approach to the interpret all the methods of evaporating brine to make white salt
4. Re-interpretation of archaeological excavations carried out on salt making sites.