At the turn of the twentieth century, Lymm, and Heatley in particular, teetered on the brink of full-scale industrialisation when viable reserves of salt were identified in the area. Within a few years smoke was billowing from factory chimneys while the air resounded to the roar of the factory hooter and the clanking of railway wagons.

Local people held their breath anxiously at the possibility of subsidence destroying their homes.

Discover what happened next in “The Great Heatley Salt Rush”..

It's a fascinating new exhibit at the Heritage Centre with aerial photos, maps and videos as well as the original tools used by the salt workers. Did you know what a mundler was ? 

There's a new book too, packed with photos and explanations. It's just £4 -  available athe Centre. 

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