Friend of the Flaxmill Oral History Group are holding a 1940's Tea Dance

Generations of local people have stories to tell about Shrewsbury’s iconic Flax Mill Maltings and it is these important stories which will help us to bring the building to life. The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings oral history group are keen to capture memories from people who worked at the Maltings or who have any memories of the building during its time as a Light Infantry barracks in the Second World War.

We will be holding a 1940’s tea dance in the Freemason’s Hall (former St. Michael’s Church), Crewe Street, Ditherington on Sunday 30th June between 3 and 6pm. Music and fun dance instruction will be provided by Naomi Payne’s Hotsy Totsy band. We welcome the whole family and hope you can come and join us for a slice of home-made cake and to share your wartime or Maltings memories. 1940’s costume is welcomed but not essential!

The dance will also see the launch of the Castlefields Walking Past Project. The project aims to create a series of walks around Castlefields and Ditherington which will help people to get fit whilst finding out about local history.

Entry to the tea dance is free but we recommend you book a place. Please visit to book your tickets or contact [email protected] 01743 360213.