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Ship Biscuit and Salted Beef

Historical Saltmaking in the UK

The Sea Biscuit & Salted Beef Project was featured in Ecosal-UK’s newsletter!

Ecosal-UK looks at the period between AD 1500 and 1900 specifically in the UK, but also interlinks with overseas imports, the effects of salt taxation and smuggling (relationships with Scotland and Ireland), and the effects of overseas supplies from places such as the Cape Verde Islands. Check out their website here: to learn more about historical saltmaking.