Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Salt Making Demonstration at Barrow Dock Museum Sunday 9th Sept 2018

We shall be making salt at the Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness on Sunday 9th September, 2018 to be a part of the Hidden Histories Exhibition.
More information at the article in The Mail - Hidden Histories

Museum opens 11am to 4pm. The exhibition runs until 4 November, 2018.

We will be using our small metal salty pan and burning peat as the fuel to evaporate the brine.
Experience the overwhelming peat smell - or 'peat reek' as some call it.

Our small metal salt pan with peat fire.

Salt pan reflected in iron and glass sculpture outside the Dock Museum, Barrow.

The section on salt making around Morecambe Bay features new research by Jonathan Cass who has been transcribing probate documents with references to salt making.

Michelle Cooper, Headlands to Headspace Community & Heritage training officer at Morecambe Bay Partnership, said: "The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and share the achievements of hard working volunteers from all around Morecambe Bay who have been unearthing, recording and researching hidden stories and archaeology from around the Bay."

Friday, 15 June 2018

Brunner Guildhall - animated 3d model

Ecosal-UK have created an animated 3d model for the Brunner Guildhall project to enable the team engaged in producing a Viability Study to understand the spaces within the building.
The building was created for friendly societies and trade unions, which included salt workers and other local workers associated to rock salt mining, white salt production and transportation of salt to have access to a modern meeting space within the town.

This first stage in the Brunner Guildhall restoration project is funded by The Architectural Heritage Fund and grants provided by Cheshire West and Chester councillors for Winsford.
Members of the team report through the Town Clerk, Mark Bailey to the Winsford Town Council Brunner Guildhall Management Committee. 
Team members are :
Andrew Fielding of A&A Fielding Ltd and Ecosal-UK
Tony Barton, Donald Insall Associates, architects
Christine Chadwick, social engagement and business planning
Viv Tyler, governance advice
John Malam, local history and education

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Brunner Guildhall, Winsford, Cheshire

Ecosal-UK is assisting A&A Fielding Ltd to produce a Viability Study for Winsford Town Council about the restoration and future use of Winsford's Brunner Guildhall.

The Guildhall was paid for by Sir John Brunner MP and presented to the Town Council in 1899.
It is a Grade 2 Listed Building and is a striking survival in town that has seen many changes since it was a major white salt producing town in mid-Cheshire. Winsford is still home to the major rock salt mine now operated by Compass Minerals.
More information can be found on the Winsford Town Council web site.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

3rd Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, Spain 2018

Andrew Fielding of Ecosal-UK has been invited to become a member of the Scientific Committee responsible for the organisation of the 3rd Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 2018.

The 3rd Congress will be held in September at Les salines d'Añana, Spain.