You'll be amazed what Heatley looked like 100 years ago ...
Posted on 12th Feb 2020 by Glynis Allen
There's now a new book and a new exhibition at the Heritage Centre telling this remarkable story.
At the turn of the twentieth century, Lymm, and Heatley in particular, teetered on the brink of full-scale industrialisation when viable reserves of salt were identified in the area. Within a few years smoke was billowing from factory chimneys while the air resounded to the roar of the factory hooter and the clanking of railway wagons. Local people held their breath anxiously at the possibility of subsidence destroying their homes.
Discover what happened next in “The Great Heatley Salt Rush” - and visit our new exhibition and book at Lymm Heritage Centre. We are open Thursday to Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm.