SJ6775 : Lion Salt works, Marston

taken 36 years ago, near to Marston, Cheshire, Great Britain

Lion Salt works, Marston
Lion Salt works, Marston
This was the last large open pan salt works in the UK and used pumped brine. There is a small sea salt operation at Maldon but it can't match this for atmosphere and they don't allow visitors. The pan is working, hence the steam and the salt crystals were skimmed into the moulds that can be seen on the side of the pan (being filled) and on the floor in front (full). This was real history in the making. The site is being conserved but it will never be the same again.
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SJ6775, 126 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 June, 1982   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 June, 2007
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Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 671 754 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.5057N 2:29.6896W
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