MIDDLEWICH Round Table members are among the budding filmmakers putting their work on show at a new 'community cinema'.

The group's short film, showing images from a trip down into the Winsford Salt Mine, is one of five making up a new season at Cine - Window at Winsford Cross.

The community cinema makes use of a unit in the shopping centre – with the space created by artist Cath Campbell as part of Cheshire West and Chester Council's redevelopment of the town centre.

Middlewich Round Table's 'Salt Mine Tour 2017' runs for two minutes and nine seconds, giving viewers a rarely-seen glimpse underground in the mine.

Cath said: “Cine - Window is set up for showcasing, nurturing and inspiring film making in Winsford town centre.

"I am fascinated by the history of Winsford, in particular that it is home to the country’s oldest working salt mine.

“This inspired my new ‘film poem’ ‘A Song for Lots Wife’, which will be shown at the Cine - Window alongside a great mix of films that also explore Winsford’s relationship to salt.”

Other films are made by schoolchildren, Winsford’s resident filmmaker Mark Curzon, Cath herself, and artist Liam Hopkins who made the sculptures in the Town Park.

Cllr Louise Gittins, CWAC leader, said: “The Cine - Window is a creative and inspiring attraction at Winsford Cross and has attracted lots of attention in the last few months.

“The new season of films will continue to attract attention and tell the story of the town’s history. Take this chance to come and enjoy these short films while you can and support the creative talent we have in this area.”

The Cine - Window is open from 9am to 5.30pm, seven days a week.

To find out more go to www.cinewindowwinsford.wordpress.com or email cinewindowwinsford@gmail.com

The new season of films are:

Winsford M’History Ep 5: Salt

32 Trolleys

A fictional look at the true History and Origins of Mid Cheshires’ greatest Town by Mark Curzon B.C.G

Running time 2:09

Salt Mine Tour 2017

Middlewich Round Table

A series of images from a trip underground to the Winsford Salt Mine.

Running time 2:09

Seven Sisters


Did you know that the sculptures in the park are inspired by salt? This fascinating film by the artist Liam Hopkins explains the ideas behind the work and shows how they were

made in his studio before they came to Winsford Town Park.

Running time 2:38

A Song for Lots Wife

Cath Campbell

Inspired by the ‘room and pillar’ method of salt mining in Winsford, artist Cath Campbell collages together found film footage and google mis-translations to create a dream like film-poem that takes a circuitous journey between ‘pillars of salt’ from around the world.

Running time 1:59

White Gold

Over Hall Community School, Over St Johns C.E. Primary, St Chad’s C.E. School, Wharton C.E.

Primary, Willow Wood Community School,

Winsford High Street Primary School

Inspired by the rock salt produced in Winsford that is used to de-ice our roads, White Gold is an animation of over 500 hand drawn snowflakes from primary school children in Winsford.

The film is accompanied on piano by Macey Jennings.

Running time 3:30