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Mon, 19 July 2021
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings in partnership with the Hive are delighted to offer an art demonstration and a series of art workshops over the Summer of 2021. These events are aimed at young people aged between 18 and 25.  We kick off on Saturday the 7th of August with a Comic Art...
Fri, 25 June 2021
Are you 18-25 years old and fancy taking part in some exciting workshops or a scavenger hunt through time?   Over the past couple of months, our young volunteers Kryssa, Molly and Victoria have been creating a heritage programme, funded by the New Wave project, to interest 18- to 25-year-olds this...
Thu, 24 June 2021
Through the Summer the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings will be offering free guided historical walks around the area of the Flaxmill Maltings.      The first two walks have already sold out, so due to popular demand we have added two more. Check out the list below, and you can find out more...
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...

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