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Roman Restoration for salt works.

A ROMAN soldier brought a taste of ancient Britain to Liverpool to draw attention to an endangered building's efforts to win the new BBC Restoration series.

The Lion Salt Works in Northwich, which dates back to Roman times, is the only north west building competing against 20 others around the country for heritage lottery cash to help save them from the bulldozers.

The Roman centurion was used because the traditional method of salt making used at the works, until its closure in 1986, dates back to Roman times. He presented a gift of bread and salt to the deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Alan Dean, a traditional gift in Europe, dating back centuries.

The Restoration programme featuring the salt works is broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on July 27.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 21, 2004
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