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conservation and redevelopment. This will transform the heritage site into a visitor attraction as well as a place for learning, workspaces and community use. The Flax Mill Maltings is a unique and internationally important site, containing seven listed buildings including the world’s first iron framed building. Despite it’s extraordinary historic importance that changed the way we live and work today, the buildings have stood derelict for over thirty years. That is all about to change as due to a unique public partnership, of Shropshire Council, English Heritage and the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings. In July 2013 the Flax Mill Maltings Partnership received a confirmed grant of £12.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support the first phase of its

Shropshire archives Do want to trace the history of your house or local area? Are you interested in family history? ·Do you have a local history project for school? ·Do you need to research historic documents for a legal enquiry? This is the archives and local studies service for the historic county of Shropshire, which includes the Borough of Telford and Wrekin. The Archives preserve and make accessible documents, books, maps, photographs, plans and drawings relating to Shropshire past and present.

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The Friends have made these important historic buildings accessible so that organisations, groups and individuals can explore, learn, participate in and enjoy the unique and varied heritage. Community access in the form of guided tours and open weekends in May and September will continue during the construction phase coordinated by the Friends. To find out how you can visit or get more involved with the project visit or call 01743 360213.

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opening Times Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 10am-5pm Thursday: 10am-8pm (advance orders for original items after 5.30pm) Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday: 10am-4pm (advance orders for original items) Sunday: Closed You can also discover the heritage of Shropshire by visiting a Library Local History Centre. It may be the starting point for inspiration and encouragement for you to go further with your own learning and research. There are Local History Centres in libraries at Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ludlow and Oswestry.

Shropshire Signpost 2014  

2014 edition of the Shropshire Signpost - full of colourful features and ideas of places to visit in Shropshire.