Thursday, 31 December 2020

Saltcote No.8 2020

 Saltcote No.8 December 2020

Link to read on-line coming here soon.

Link to download coming here soon.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Salt on the Solway Youtube recoding

 Introduction and two twenty minute talks introducing current knowledge about salt making on the shores of the Solway Firth, by Andrew Fielding and John Pickin.

Salt on the Solway Youtube recording

Thursday, 3 September 2020

El Alfoli newsletter of IPAISAL Issue 27 / 2020

 The latest issue of El Alfolí is out! Request your free copy at

Features an interview with Andrew Fielding of Ecosal-UK.

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Saturday, 15 August 2020

Salt on the Solway - Solway Coast AONB webinar 29 October 2020

 Looking forward to contributing to an upcoming webinar being organised by the Solway Coast AONB 

Coastal Conversation: Salt on the Solway  - 29th October, 2020.

Talks by Andrew Fielding and John Pickin.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Pipe revealed by storms at Crosscanonby Salt Works, 13 March 2020

Recent storms have redistributed sands and gravels along the Allonby Bay coastline.
This wooden pipe has been revealed in the inter-tidal area below Crosscanonby Salt Pan.
Possibly a pipe to carry sea water from the coastal edge to the saltworks. It is currently allowing fresh water to drain from below the saltworks.
It is some 12m south of a 'well' like structure that  is often revealed, and which was posted here in a blog on 19th December 2019.
A first lease of the salt works is dated 1634 with a subsequent lease to Francis Barwise dated 1649 including mention of  'sumps', which may be a reference to this pipe.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Autumn Conference of the Cumbria Industrial History Society, Sat 10th October 2020

The Industries of the Arnside Area

Autumn Conference of the CIHS

Includes a talk by Andrew Fielding about the salt making sites and processes of Arnside and the Morecombe Bay area.

More details to follow