Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Separating the Salt from the Sand

Photo sent from the Morecambe Bay Partnership of the talk 'Separating the Salt from the Sand' last Saturday at Silverdale.
A room full of people interested in the enigmatic, historic salt making process of washing salt from the sands and silts of Morecambe Bay. Hopefully the Morecambe Bay Partnership, through the Headland to Headspace programme will begin to seek out some of the sites mentioned in documents
The talk was an introduction to the process, which is little understood, and will lead to further work to understand how the process was carried out around the Bay from Barrow to Fleetwood.
Some members of the audience had already started personal research projects, making salt themselves, studying the monastic records or transcribing inventory records. Still lots to do though.
Hopefully we will be able to give a demonstration of the process during an event next summer.

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