Sunday, 18 December 2016

Obituary - George Twigg

George Twigg, aged 89, retired chemist and salt researcher/historian in Cheshire died peacefully on 25th November, 2016 after a long illness. His funeral was held on 5th December.

George Twigg was a chemist at BP Chemicals in Middlewich and through his work monitoring salt being made by the open pan process at Murgatroyd's Salt Works became interested in the history and development of salt making. He saw the closure of the open pan process and a transfer of production to vacuum evaporation and the phasing out of 'wild brine' pumping and the introduction of controlled brine pumping through solution mining techniques.

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1 comment:

  1. Sad to learn of George's death. He contributed an enormous amount towards the academic study of the history of salt production