Monday, 5 March 2018

Terra Salina - International Symposium

Terra Salina International Symposium

Talk about the issues involved in the restoration of the Lion Salt Works and also Ecosal-UK.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

TM Hardy - cover

Cover design for TMH's RNAS notebooks.
Finished book will be uploaded to the Blurb online bookshop soon.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Sel et Salinas

We contributed to a chapter on the archaeology and historical development of salt making in the UK and wrote  the chapter describing salt making sites in the UK that could form the basis of a Salt Route.

Sels et Salines de l'Europe Atlantique

edited by Loic Menanteau

Numerous authors from the partner organisations who participated in the EU funded project Ecosal-Atlantis from Portugal, Spain, France and the UK.
Chapters from the UK by Prof Mark Brisbane, Dr Mark Maltby and Roger Herbert from Bournemouth University; Andrew Fielding from A&A Fielding Ltd, David Cranstone from Cranstone Consulting and Ivan Day from Historic Foods.
500 pages (7 kilos)

Order from University of Rennes University Press

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Another WM Hardy book - Wave Action of Our Coast

We are putting together a facsimile of William Masters Hardy's book Wave Action on our Coast, published in 1911. Some items in this book refer to events he recorded in his memoirs, which we included in our last Blurb book.

The extract below includes WMH's views on towns that discharged raw sewage directly into the sea.

"....I think that my readers will agree with me when I say that the
inhabitants of a city, borough, or town that discharges crude
sewage into the sea around our coast, especially in bays like
Studland, Swanage, Durlston, and Chapman's Pool, are
guilty of a crime, a public wrong against the sea and the land,
against humanity, and the fish in the sea. Therefore, it is
essential for the benefit and prosperity of any town situated
on the coast, that the sea and foreshore should be kept
absolutely pure."

The facsimile will be able to be purchased online through Blurb by late March.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Brunner Guildhall - Winsford, Cheshire

We have been providing the Town Clerk to Winsford Town Council with advice and support for the council's desire to restore, adapt and revitalise the currently unoccupied Brunner Guildhall located in the High Street in the centre of Winsford.

The building was donated to the town after Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations by Sir John Thomlinson Brunner MP, owner of the chemical giant Brunner Mond. The announcement of the gift is recorded by the then town clerk, John Cooke in his record of the celebrations and the Brunner Guildhall was opened in 1899. See our book John Henry Cooke 'a very worthy gentleman' published in 2015 -

The Brunner Guildhall is a Grade 2 listed building

A public meeting is being organised for Tuesday 13th February, 2018.
More details to follow.

Monday, 1 January 2018

New information boards have been erected at Ecomuseu Marinha da Troncalhada, Aveiro, Portugal.
Andrew and Annelise, working through Ecosal-UK were pleased to have been asked to help with the English language translation.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

TMH - Thomas Masters Hardy

Having published the memoirs of William Masters Hardy we have now started to edit two notebooks kept by Annelise's grandfather, Thomas Masters Hardy.

The notebooks were written whilst TMH was serving in the Great War. He was in the RNAS, later the RAF working on the early aircraft, initially at Chingford Airfield where he was an Air Mechanic 1st class where his skills he used his skills as a trained cabinet maker.

One notebook includes notes and drawing used as training for the construction, maintenance and repair of the wooden framed airframes of the iconic aircraft built by Sopwith, Maurice Farman, Caudron, De Haviland, Avro etc. Two drawings are reproduced below -

We shall be reproducing the notebook as a facsimile to retain its period quality.
The book will be edited and published through the online services of Blurb again and then possibly as an ibook for ipad.