Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Ecosal-UK Newsletter No.6

We have completed the 6th Newsletter for Ecosal-UK. Read it on-line, or email for a pdf to be sent to you.
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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Video fo talk given to Newcomen Society, 24th Oct 2018

Talk given at the Lion Salt Works on 24th October to a symposium organised by the NW Regional group of the Newcomen Society.

Also see talk on the geology of the Cheshire salt basin by Ross Todhunter -

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Visit of Sir Hugo Brunner and cousins to the Brunner Guildhall

Sir Hugo Brunner made a visited to see the Brunner Guildhall on Friday 19th October, 2018. He was joined by two of his cousins, James Blyth and Georgina Dunlop.

Left to right: James Blyth, Hugo Brunner, Cllr Gina Lewis, mayor of Winsford, Andrew Fielding, Georgina Dunlop, Cllr Ailsa Gaskill-Jones, deputy Mayor and Mark Bailey, own Clerk.  

Friday, 5 October 2018

West Cumbria Archaeology Society - Mary Rose Talk 9th November 2019

Andrew Fielding will be giving a talk about the excavation of the Mary Rose on 9th November at 7.30 to the West Cumbria Archaeological Society.
Venue: Allhallows Community Centre, Fletchertown, Cumbria.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Salt Making at The Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness 9th Sept, 2018

We were asked to stage a salt making demonstration at the opening to the 'Hidden Histories' exhibition staged at the Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness by the Morecambe Bay Partnership. Funded by the HLF the exhibition looks as the heritage of Morecambe Bay.
We gave a lecture in 2016 at the start of the project about the different processes of salt making that have been recorded in the area. This was published in the Landscape Trust's magazine Keer to Kent, Spring 2016 - Separating the Salt from the Sand.
Part of the exhibition features the research of Jonathan Cass who spent time looking through probate documents that related to the salt industry.

Our small metal salt pan with a peat fire.
Salt pan reflected in a metal and glass installation outside the Dock Museum.

Exhibition panel featuring Jonathan Cass's research looking at probate documents that mention salt and salt making in the Morecambe Bay area.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Brunner Guildhall - Heritage Open Day Event

Work on the ConservationStatement continues, meanwhile the Guildhall will be open to visitors during Heritage Open Days 2018.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Brunner Guildhall animated 3d model

3d model of the Brunner Guildhall created by Andrew Fielding and Ecosal-UK for Winsford Town Council and the Brunner Guildhall project.

This first stage in the Brunner Guildhall restoration project is funded by The Architectural Heritage Fund and grants provided by Cheshire West and Chester councillors for Winsford.
Members of the team report through the Town Clerk, Mark Bailey to the Winsford Town Council Brunner Guildhall Management Committee. 
Team members are :
Andrew Fielding of A&A Fielding Ltd and Ecosal-UK
Tony Barton, Donald Insall Associates, architects
Christine Chadwick, social engagement and business planning
Viv Tyler, governance advice
John Malam, local history and education

Fact sheet as part of the public consultation.