Saturday, 11 February 2017

MURGATROYD'S MODEL FINDS NEW HOME

Photo; KERRY FLETCHER

Kerry Fletcher writes:


I need help to save the Murgatroyd's open pan works model which is currently on display at Weaver Hall Museum Northwich.

This model is being taken out mid-March and  I need help with funding to be able to dismantle the model, transport it back to Middlewich and re-assemble at the Victoria Building.
I also need to be able to pay for the room hire costs, so we can do the model justice in its new home, once again welcoming visitors.
Anyone interested in helping please contact me on 01606 841379. Please share!

January 28th 2014


Editor's note:

If you can help, or know someone who can, please contact Kerry on the above number.
Although the latter days of open pan salt making in the town were dominated by the three Seddon's works in Pepper Street, Brooks Lane and Wych-House Lane, Murgatroyd's works, also in Brooks lane, continued operating right up until 1966 and had the distinction of remaining under the same ownership throughout its life.
Below are links to some of the information on Murgatroyd's we have in the Middlewich Diary. There will, in due course, be more to come.
Dave Roberts



SEE ALSO:


MURGATROYD'S SALT STORE ROOM


MURGATROYD'S SALT WORKS AERIAL VIEW

(includes notes from Kerry Fletcher)

PAN SMITHS AT MURGATROYD'S 1963


'BAGGIN' TIME AT MURGATROYD'S c1966


SALT WORKS BUILDINGS IN BROOKS LANE


UPDATE (February 2017)


The model was brought back to the town where it, arguably, belongs but, unfortunately, nowhere has yet been found large enough to put it on permanent display. The obvious place would, of course, be somewhere on the Murgatroyd's Brine Pump site which is currently in the process of being preserved. 


MURGATROYD'S BRINE PUMPS (Middlewich Heritage Trust)


First published 11th February 2014

Updated and re-published 11th February 2017

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