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Sun, 21 April 2013
Some press reports and great news!! From Saturday's Telegraph (20th April 2013) "Wrecked and raring to go" -  here Shropshire Star on our award from the Homes and Community Agency (19th April 2013) - here Shropshire Star on our tremendously successful archaeological dig (17th April 2013) - here...
Tue, 9 April 2013
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings and Oxford Archaeology North would like to invite volunteer diggers to take part in an archaeological dig at Ditherington Flax Mill between Tuesday 16th and Friday 26th April. Training and full briefings will be given so that 'beginners' are welcome. An...
Tue, 5 March 2013
Another great Open Art Exhibition has been organised over the weekend of our next Open days -  11th – 12th May 2013 "The exhibition is being arranged and managed by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings Community Arts Group (FMCA). The exhibition will be staged in the Dye House and Cross Mill at the...
Mon, 4 March 2013
The main focus of the project is the social history of the people who worked in the Flax Mill Maltings, and of their neighours in the community that grew up around the site. A range of useful work is now in progress. This includes: • Shropshire Archives have identified all the material they hold...
Mon, 4 March 2013
Developing the educational and learning potential of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is central to the Friends. Initial school visits began in 2010 as a result of Martin Wilson pupils’ curiosity about the scaffold covered main mill building. Following a site visit they devised a costumed drama...
Sat, 2 March 2013
The number of pieces in our Hoarding Project is growing while inside our young peoples' activity centre - Flaxivity, we have some great grafitti, thanks to Matt Sewell See here 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Mon, 21 January 2013
We are working on plans to incorporate family orientated activities within the refurbished site.  Please help by telling us about your current use of facilities and your preferences for the Flaxmill Maltings.  There's also the chance to join our Advisory Group and to keep in touch. HERE
Mon, 17 December 2012
Christmas Community tours of the Flaxmill Maltings. Join the Friends for a tour of the Flaxmill Maltings and find out about this unique complex of buildings including the world's first iron frame building. You will also have the opportunity to find out about the plans for the development of the...
Sun, 2 December 2012
Radio Shropshire with Jim Hawkins.  Here Business tenants sought for Shrewsbury's Flax Mill. Here Art plan to brighten Shrewsbury Flax Mill hoardings - Martin Wilson School with first entry for our hoardings project. Here & here Get involved - here Work starts to clear rubble as silo demolished...
Tue, 20 November 2012
The Friends of Flaxmill Maltings are running a social oral history project in Shrewsbury. The purpose of the project is to collect people’s stories, memories and impressions of the Flaxmill Maltings site. We already have a number of individuals and groups with fascinating tales and anecdotes about...

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