Salt on the Screen: Tuesday 31 August 2021

A digital showcase of historic salt production in Lincolnshire, with guest speaker, Alexandra Leigh from the University of York.

Salt is essential for life and has been used for the preservation of food, tanning, glazing pottery and as a trading commodity. Lincolnshire, with its long coastline, wide saltmarshes, low annual precipitation, onshore winds and low-lying topography has provided an ideal location for salt making since the Bronze Age. On this evening, Alexandra Leigh from the University of York will introduce us to an innovative and interactive, web-based visualisation of historical salt production in Lincolnshire. 

The platform draws on archaeological, archival and environmental evidence, collated by Alex as part of the Digital Creativity Labs project 'Salt on the Screen', under the supervision of Dr Katherine Selby (Department of Environment and Geography, University of York) and Dr Debbie Maxwell (Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media, University of York) (click HERE for more details).

Free event, booking necessary, click here to be directed to Lincolnshire Trust website. Please register by clicking the 'Book Now' button.

This event has been organised by the Dynamic Dunescapes project. Dynamic Dunescapes is an ambitious project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the EU LIFE Programme, to restore sand dunes for the benefit of people, wildlife and communities. Find out more on their website:

Date- Tuesday 31 August 2021

Time- 6:00pm - 7:00pm