Date(s) - 2nd October 2023
Title of Talk: Murgatroyd’s Brine Works
By Kerry Kerwin
Murgatroyd’s Brine Pumps are the last remaining part of what was a very large salt and chemical works in Middlewich. These pumps were last used in 1977 and when discovered some years ago were in a very poor state. Thanks to grants from English Heritage, the pumps have been subject to extensive renovation by volunteers from Middlewich Heritage Trust. This is a scheduled monument and is the last remaining brine pump in a hand dug shaft in Europe. The shaft was dug in 1889 by a team of 13 men from Winsford under the leadership Ralph Oakes. Kerry will take us through the history of the site and the ups and downs of the renovation programme.
Sponsor: The family of George Breeze
All Welcome: £3 at the door for visitors