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Coastal Saltmaking in Lincolnshire c. 1300 BC – AD 1600

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Join Tom Lane for a two hour, digital, seminar to look at Coastal Saltmaking in Lincolnshire.

Date: Tuesday 28th September 2021

Time: 2pm - 4pm, online talk

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 saltmaking 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.

HTL Members benefit from a reduced ticket price of £5. Tickets for non-members cost £7

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