Cheshire flashes :: Shared Description

The historic salt industry in south Cheshire began as the small-scale exploitation of natural brine springs and eventually led to industrial scale brine pumping. The paractice was particularly common from the 1920s to 1970s in the area around Middlewich and Sandbach, where brine was pumped out of disused salt mine workings. This led to the eventual collapse of the large underground chambers. The resulting subsidence at ground level formed water-filled depressions known as "flashes", which attract wading birds more often found in coastal saltmarshes and the like. The phenomenon (without the saline water) is also found in coal mining areas: see the similar Shared Description for Wigan Flashes. For a fuller explanation and maps, see LinkExternal link
by Stephen Craven
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24 images use this description:

SJ7259 : Sandbach Flashes: Salt Pan by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : Sandbach Flashes: Salt Pan by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : Sandbach Flashes: Elton Hall Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : Pump House Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7360 : Watch Lane Flash from Red Lane by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7261 : Small flash near Moston by Stephen Craven
SJ7259 : Sandbach Flashes: Elton Hall Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : Sandbach Flashes: Pump House Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : Sandbach Flashes: Pump House Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7158 : Sandbach Flashes: Groby Flash and Oak Tree Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7260 : Watch Lane Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7158 : Sandbach Flashes: Railway Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : Elton Hall Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7160 : Crabmill Flash by Stephen Craven
SJ7160 : Sandbach Flashes: Crabmill Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7161 : Moston Flash by Stephen Craven
SJ7259 : Cattle by Elton Hall Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7157 : Sandbach Flashes: Groby Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7260 : Sandbach Flashes: Watch Lane Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7261 : Sandbach Flashes: The Moat aka Fodens Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : Cattle at Pump House Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : The Salt Pan, Sandbach Flashes by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : Elton Hall Flash by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ7259 : Sandbach Flashes: Fields Farm Flash by Jonathan Hutchins


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Created: Thu, 24 Mar 2016, Updated: Thu, 24 Mar 2016

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