• Booking still open for The White Salt Industry @NewcomenSoc symposium 20 Oct #Northwich tkts @eventbrite or #saltindustry #salt

    Operator Agnes Dewar connected the last call on the last UK manual telephone exchange on Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland #OTD 1976. The UK public telephone network was now entirely automatic for the first time, 100 years after the phone was first invented.


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    • White Salt Industry, booking extended to 19 October

      The symposium on the technologies associated with White Salt, organised by the NewcomenNorth, will take place at The Lion Salt Works Museum outside Northwich on 20 October. Cheshire salt was known to the Celts and the Romans, but the emergence of Cheshire into Britain’s primary salt source was dependent on the development of the local […]

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