Saturday 22nd September 2018: AGM and Annual Lecture: The Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Project

The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at 2.00pm at The Shirehall, Shrewsbury, and will be followed at 2.30pm by the Annual Lecture:

“The Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Project” by Nick Hill of Historic England.


Built in 1797, Shrewsbury’s Flax Mill is renowned as the earliest iron-framed building in the world. Abandoned since 1987 when the Maltings closed, and derelict for many years, the site is now undergoing a major transformation. The Main Mill and the Kiln are the focus of a £25m programme of repair and regeneration, one of the largest HLF-funded projects in the country. Nick Hill, Historic England’s project manager, will outline the latest developments on the project, including the intricate repairs to the Main Mill and recent archaeological discoveries.