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."

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