THE Grosvenor Museum’s new exhibition – Salt of the Earth: Life in Rural Cheshire – was opened by Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, William Bromley Davenport.
In attendance were representatives from some of the many groups and individuals who have contributed to the exhibition, including Runcorn, Frodsham & District MENCAP Association and The Romany Society.
The exhibition, which is free and runs until April 6, explores the county.
Underneath the Cheshire plain an entire industry is working away to produce the majority of the country’s salt.
Above ground, cows graze, farmers produce Cheshire cheese, and horses and riders gallop across the landscape.
This exhibition celebrates the life of rural Cheshire, its villages and centuries of traditions. It is a community endeavour, bringing together different generations from across the county’s expanse.
Visitors can discover why the county produces such tasty and famous cheese, what wonderful creatures inhabit its forests, unravel some strange Cheshire dialect and much more.