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Wed, 26 September 2018
A chance to get involved in the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings' community archaeology project – a dig with a difference!   Some areas of paint removal from the walls of the Cross Mill, during the current renovation works, have revealed graffiti dating back to the building's use as a barracks...
Fri, 27 April 2018
  The Friends are always ready to welcome new volunteers, and now is the time to get involved. With the Flaxmill Maltings project due to be completed in three years time volunteers are helping to contribute to this exciting enterprise, and our role will become more important as time passes.    We...
Wed, 18 April 2018
The Friends are offering free tours of the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings over the summer months. These will cover the history of the buildings, the flax process and the maltings process as well as the current regeneration project and the plans for the future.   Tours will be taking place on...
Fri, 8 December 2017
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are calling on artists to take part in a project to decorate the fencing around the Car Park at the site with original commissioned art works.  The Main Mill and adjacent Kiln are presently undergoing four years of renovation and development during which time a...
Wed, 23 August 2017
The Flaxmill Maltings will be open over the heritage open weekend of the 9th and 10th of September.  As usual we will have guided tours, with an opportunity to climb to the top of the Jubilee tower, the Visitor Centre, an art exhibition, demonstrations of flax preparation, stalls from the Canal...
Tue, 20 June 2017
Funding of £20.7m from The National Lottery is enabling construction work to start on the iconic Main Mill and Kiln at the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. This is Stage two in the regeneration of the site. The work will restore the Grade I listed Main Mill – the first cast-iron framed building in...
Tue, 9 May 2017
  We will be running two guided tours of the Flaxmill Maltings over the next few weeks. This will be the last chance to see the full site before the contractors move in to start work in June. After then access to much of the site will be restricted.      If you are interested in joining any of...
Fri, 28 April 2017
After the success of last year's Family Fun Day we will be repeating the event this year on Sunday the 21st of May. The fun starts at 12 midday, we will be open until 6pm and there is no charge for entry.   Once again we will have a mobile skate park, circus skills workshops, drumming, animals,...
Wed, 1 March 2017
The Flaxmill Maltings regeneration will go ahead very soon as the project has landed extra £7.9 million in Lottery fund grant.  Announced in February 2017 this means that works to bring the historic site back to life will start in the Spring of 2017.  You can find out more from this article in the...
Fri, 11 November 2016
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are now offering onsite workshops for schools. These are entitled 'Mill Apprentice Experience' (KS1/2) and LEGO Education, Simple Machines - Pulley Power' (KS2) You can download a brochure with more detail about the workshops here For further information, or to...

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