Saltscape: 2017 North West Industrial Archaeology Conference

LionSaltWks3The 37th North West Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference (NWIAC 37) will be on Saturday 23rd September 2017. CBA North West have teamed up with the Saltscape Landscape Partnership and the Centre for Applied Archaeology at the University of Salford to bring you the latest regional research on the archaeology of the salt industry.

The last regional conference on this theme was in October 2002 and that led to the ‘Brine in Britannia’ monograph, which CBA NW published in 2005. Like then, this conference will be hosted by the Lion Salt Works and thanks to HLF support will be free. The talks will focus mainly on the post-medieval industry, and will include the results of two seasons of work by Salford University at the Ollershaw Lane Salt Works site, opposite the Lion Salt Works.

Details of the North West Regional Research Update project will be available on the day, along with draft copies of the Post-Medieval and Industrial resource chapters.

Online booking can be found here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/northwest-industrial-archaeology-conference-2017-tickets-36688714934?ref=estw

NWIAC 37 Saltscape Programme

9.30 Registration, tea coffee.

10.00 Introduction

10.10 – Andrew Fielding: Archaeology and Salt in Britain – latest research

10.40 – Mike Nevell: The Archaeology of Salt in Cheshire

11.10 – Sarah Cattell: Excavations at Ollershaw Lane salt Works, 2016 to 2017

11.40 – Chris Wild: The Murgatroyd Brine Pump

12.10 – David George: Salt in West Cumbria

12.30 – Roy Forshaw: Salt in the Merseyside area: recent work

13.00 – 14.00 lunch

14.00 – Tour of Ollershaw Lane Salt Works

15.00 – Tour of – Lion Salt Works

4pm Summary and Questions, tea and coffee

 

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