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Darwin Festival Preview: Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings

Alex Whiteley February 3, 2020

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On this episode we speak to Marianne from “Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings. On the run up to the Darwin Festival it is important to talk about Shrewsbury’s heritage. Shrewsbury’s heritage doesn’t come much more important than our contribution to the future of modern day architecture. The Flaxmill is the worlds first iron framed building and in-fact the precursor to the modern day sky scraper some might say.

Being recognised as such an important landmark and saved just in the nick of time, the careful restoration of this wonderful building is nearly complete and we discuss what we can look forward to when it is finished.

During this festival we celebrate not just Darwin, but his town too and Marianne explains how the Flaxmill will be used to educate and inspire, for many years to come.

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