DIARY for 2018

17 January

Salt Production in the Axe Estuary, Devon

Illustrated talk by Colin Pady

Axe Valley Branch, The Devonshire Association

2.30pm       £1 - £3

The Pavilion, Coly Road, Colyton, EX24 5PU

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 on 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

A part of the ‘Hidden Histories’ exhibition at The Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness, created by The Morecambe Bay Partnership.

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. Admission charge. Details will appear on the Newcomen Society web site and updated here when they are available..

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

This was an application to the Arts Humanity Research Council 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 the Chemistry Department at York University as a partner.

Nantwich Museum stand at Salt Sunday 2015, describing the history behind the Nantwich, Ascension Day song ‘Blessing the Brine’.