Date / time
20 October, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lion Salt Works
Why is there salt in Cheshire? How is is extracted and turned into “white salt”? How did – and does it – reach the customers? Speakers with a wide range of knowledge of their subjects will address these and related questions.
09:30 Registration starts
10:45 Introduction by Jonathan Aylen1
1:00 Saltscape Geology and Subsidence by Ros Todhunter
11:45 White Salt Production by Andrew Fielding
12:30 Buffet Lunch
13:15 White Salt Transport by Mike Nevell
14:00 Historical Wild Brine Pumping at Lion Salt Works by Juan Cunliffe
14:45 Coffee Break1
5.00 Historical Wild Brine Pumping at Murgatroyds Works Middlewich by Kerry Kirwan and Steve Broadfoot
15.45 Modern Controlled Brine Extraction by Jon Whieldon
16:30 Summary by Jonathan Aylen
You will not need a museum ticket to attend the Symposium and the Symposium ticket does not include access to the museum.
The Symposium is organised by the North West Branch of the Newcomen Society (Registered Charity 215410 ), in association with Cheshire West Museums, the Lion Salt Works Trust and Middlewich Heritage Trust.