The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings
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Some of the Friends’ staff and volunteers at a volunteer social event. © Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings

Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings

The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings were a local charity created in 2010 by volunteers to engage the public with Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. They worked in collaboration with partners, Historic England and Shropshire Council, in planning the project to restore and bring back to life this internationally important site.

Volunteers have been essential to the restoration of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. Throughout the construction works, the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings managed a large team of volunteers and, alongside the small team of staff, ran a number of activities and events which engaged the community with the Flaxmill Maltings. 

Sadly, the Friends decided to close in September 2022 but a number of Friends volunteers, as well as new ones, are still active on site today, welcoming visitors to The Mill and sharing their love and enthusiasm for this important piece of local heritage.


As a volunteer you will be part of a friendly team of people who share a passion for this wonderful site and its stories.

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