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Coastal Saltmaking in Lincolnshire
22 September 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us, and Tom Lane, as he delivers an interesting online talk:
Coastal Saltmaking in Lincolnshire.
For almost three millennia salt was made on the coasts and in the adjacent salt marshes of Lincolnshire. This course aims to examine where and how the seawater was turned into salt. Moreover, we will question why salt was made in such quantities, what it was used for and by whom. We will examine changes in salt making techniques over time and ponder the ‘special’ qualities of those engaged in the saltmaking process.
We will learn, why Salt, which appears to be little more than a food flavouring these days, was a highly significant and necessary product that changed the lives of prehistoric communities, why saltmaking appeared to virtually die out in the later Roman period and why salt was important in the ceremonies and rituals of the medieval church and in Folklore
Tickets: Members £6 & Non-members £8.