Friday, 18 September 2015

Separating the Salt from the Sand

Morecambe Bay Partnership is running a special public talk exploring and rediscovering Morecambe Bay’s forgotten salt industry in October.

Andrew Fielding, an expert in salt-making, will be exploring the tradition and forgotten industry of salt production. In pre-historic and historic times salt was won from the sea all around the North West coast and is an important part of Morecambe Bay’s heritage. Participants will discover more about the techniques used in the salt-making process and how the industry developed and disappeared over time in Morecambe Bay.

Susannah Bleakley, Director of Morecambe Bay Partnership said: “Morecambe Bay has a long history of salt-making which forms part of its industrial heritage. This is a rare opportunity to discover much more about this unique and fascinating process from one of the UK’s leading experts in the field.”

The event takes place from 2pm on Saturday 3 October at Gaskell Village Hall in Silverdale. Tickets are £2. To book online (using Eventbrite) and for more information follow the link at

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