Underwych Community Play

Underwych Community Play was staged at the Lion Salt Works in Northwich on 12-14 July 2007.

Underwych is an interpretation of the effects rock salt mining and wild brine pumping had on the environment, the experiences felt by those living in Mid-Cheshire and the solutions they can up with to mitigate the effects on their landscape and buildings. 

The story is told through a fantastic journey made by Emma, who finds herself trapped in a disturbing world described by stories told by her grandfather.

Underwych was supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, DAN, Lion Salt Works Trust, Action Weaver Valley, Vale Royal Borough Council, Cheshire County Council and Barclays Bank Community Fund.

Slide Show of 77 historic photographs and maps of Northwich mining, brine pumping and subsidence.

Slide Show Summary of the Performance.

Collecting Memories and Stories for the Script

DVD Booklet