There are just two days left to vote in the National Lottery awards, and support the Lion Salt Works in its bid to win a Heritage Award! Voting closes at midnight on Wednesday 20th July.
Located in Marston, Cheshire, the Lion Salt Works Museum is a monument to the UK’s last open pan salt making site, celebrating our unique industrial heritage. Since opening in June last year, after a 30 year campaign to save the salt work’s dilapidated buildings, the site has seen more than 15,000 visitors and has hosted a wide range of events – including Fascinating Fossil workshops for last year’s Earth Science Week.
Says their awards listing: “The Lion Salt Works Museum is a unique monument to the UK’s industrial heritage. One of the last open-pan, salt-making sites in the world, the Museum explains the importance of Cheshire salt both regionally and globally. A meticulous restoration effort turned a set of decaying buildings into the most complete industrial monument to the salt industry in the UK.
“The museum has partnered with Butterfly Conservation to run courses, and is running an oral histories project to capture local stories. The works has also hosted ‘boiling salt’ demonstration days, a geology day, a WWI roadshow and a heritage day which attracted more than 1,000 visitors.”
National Lottery awards are given across seven categories. As a finalist in the Heritage category, the Salt Works could win £3,000 and appear on national television at the awards ceremony. Voting closes at midnight on Wednesday 20th July – so there’s still time to lend your support!