Salt from Lymington (and elsewhere) became an integral part of a vast trading network across the Atlantic by the C18th. Driven by the wealthy merchant puppet masters in London and other European cities, and all in the name of profit. This story of trade is embedded within an unbelievably darkRead More →

Grains of salt from Lymington were combined with salt from many European countries to make salted cod (saltfish) in Newfoundland and the Northeast American Seaboard. In this story, our journey which started in the salt pans of Lymington takes us to the fish markets of Portugal and the sugar caneRead More →

Salt made in Lymington was exported across the Atlantic Ocean to small European ports constructed close to the fishing grounds of Newfoundland. Here, its history intersects with the demise of indigenous Beothuk communities, displaced from their maritime hunting and fishing grounds by these C17th, C18th and C19th arrivals. ‘The SpiritRead More →

Exploring the World Heritage Sites is a wonderful way to scratch the surface of our planet’s rich cultural and natural diversity. I have learnt so much on my travels to date about peoples and places previously unknown to me. As my journey continues, I start to make connections between theseRead More →

From the Salterns of Lymington to the Grand Banks fisheries in Newfoundland, people carved out an existence from the sea and fortunes were made by those in the business of profit. But all that came at a human cost. Today, thousands of people each year walk around the surviving saltRead More →

The World Economic Forum has recently launched “The Great Reset” initiative: ‘a commitment to jointly and urgently build the foundations of our economic and social system for a more fair, sustainable and resilient future. It requires a new social contract centred on human dignity, social justice and where societal progressRead More →

Huge thanks to students at Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust who have researched and contributed objects and stories for our World War 1 Explorer resource. Their discoveries have taken them to Nelson, New Zealand, Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, Enfield in London, Hucknall in Nottinghamshire; and across the battlefields of NorthernRead More →

Many brilliant women mathematicians and engineers helped make the NASA Apollo Programme of 1963-72 possible, as integral members of the team that sent astronauts to the moon. Yet many of their stories are only now being uncovered as new, inclusive histories are written. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Margaret Hamilton andRead More →