11:40am Friday 17th August 2012
A RESTORATION project will open to the public as part of a Heritage Open Days scheme in west Cheshire.
The project archaeologist at the Lion Salt Works and members of its site team will be giving guided walking tours during the three-day programme, from September 7 to September 9.
The salt works is currently closed to the public while it is restored and transformed into a heritage attraction, expected to open in spring 2014.
Clr Stuart Parker, executive member for culture and recreation, said: “The Lion Salt Works site is closed to the public during the restoration, so I am delighted that we can give this first look behind the fences during Heritage Open Days.”
Heritage Open Days is organised by Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) in partnership with Chester Civic Trust.
The Lion Salt Works will be open from Friday, September 7, until Sunday, September 9, from 10am to 4pm each day.
The free guided walking tours with the Project Archaeologist and members of the site team will begin at 10.30am, noon, 1.30pm and 3pm.
Meanwhile, The Lion Salt Works team is looking for people who have memories of the salt works to take part in an oral history project, including people whose family worked there or who worked there themselves.
To take part, talk to one of the Lion Salt Works Trust members during Heritage Open Days or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Heritage Open Days in west Cheshire visit heritageopendayschester.gov.uk.
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