Subscribe for full online access and get...
- Full, instant access to all stories
- Customised email alerts straight to your inbox
- Monthly print magazine
For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.
Northwich means two things – salt and subsidence – and the two are linked. People have mined the salt below Northwich since Roman times, makingthe mining companies rich,but creating huge cavities under the ground into which the modern town could suddenly sink. Salt was mined for more than 2,000 years at Northwich, rightup until 2006.