Salt Sunday is a celebration of the natural resource of salt in Cheshire and how it strengthens links between communities and salt-related industries. This year activities were combined with the Family Day at Reaseheath College to show how salt and agriculture are related.

In the Salt Sunday tent there were presentations from Lion Salt Works, Nantwich Museum, Cogent Skills, Link up, Ineos, Mission in the Economy ICF and more.

The Museum's Salt stand at the event

The Museum’s Salt stand at the event

 

Alisa and John Booth performing the Blessing of the Brine for the first time

Alisa and John Booth performing the Blessing of the Brine for the first time

 

Up until the early eighteenth century on Ascension Day the inhabitants of Nantwich would decorate the Old Biot brine spring. Dressed in their gala clothes they would spend the day dancing, feasting and making merry around the spring. The celebrations included singing the hymn of thanksgiving ‘Blessing the Brine.’

Hear Alisa and John Booth performing the ‘Blessing of the Brine’ at https://youtu.be/upocyh0_FoA

 

 

For more information about Salt Sunday email: info@saltoftheearthnetwork.net.

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