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Thu, 10 June 2021
A free talk about the Maltings and William Jones, the Maltster who took over the buildings in 1897. On Wednesday the 16th of June at 7pm the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are offering a short lecture given by Maltings expert Amber Patrick. It will cover the site's conversion from a flax mill to...
Tue, 25 May 2021
The Friends' online talks     Online talks delivered by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings’ volunteers have reached over 1,000 people both nationally and internationally in recent months. Like many other organisations, the operations of the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings had to be adapted...
Thu, 4 March 2021
A talk by Professor Martin Daunton on the Industrial revolution.   Wed, 17 March 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30 GMT This is the first in a series of lectures given by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings, and it will be available to watch live on Zoom. The Flaxmill was built at the time when the economy of...
Tue, 23 February 2021
As Census 2021 weekend approaches, we are lending our support to the campaign and urging everybody to complete your census surveys. Our volunteers have spent the last eight years with historical census date. We’ve used them to piece together the lives of people who worked at the site when it was a...
Thu, 18 February 2021
This week, the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings have been awarded funding and training from the Heritage Open Days organising body as part of their New Wave project. Heritage Open Days are held each September and offer visitors the chance to see and experience a range of heritage attractions....
Thu, 26 November 2020
26 November 2020 is a special day for one Shrewsbury family. It is the day Len Grove from Harlescott celebrates his 90th birthday. Len came to Shrewsbury before his fifth birthday and worked most of his life at the Maltings. First starting work at the maltings in 1957, Len soon worked his way up to...
Fri, 11 September 2020
We are unable to host our usual Heritage Open Days on site this year, partly due to Covid 19 and partly because of the intensive building works which are currently taking place here.  Instead we will be hosting virtual Open Days, by premiering a short video at 10:15am on every morning of the...
Wed, 5 August 2020
Artists, community and voluntary art organisations and anyone interested in the arts are invited to attend an Arts Network event on Tuesday 15 September 2020 online via Zoom from 5pm to 7pm, hosted by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings. Andy McKeown, local light and sound artist, animator and...
Mon, 27 July 2020
PLEASE NOTE, final opening this year Saturday 26 September 2020 We are happy to announce the re-opening of the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Visitor Centre on Saturdays from 1 August. Through careful planning we have been able to receive the Visit England "We're Good to Go" industry mark and our...
Mon, 27 April 2020
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are working with local artist Andy McKeown to launch a new Flaxmill Voices project. We need you to lend your voices to the original flax mill workers who worked in the mill between 1797 and 1886. Through years of research in the Shropshire Archives and online,...

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