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Ditherington Flax Mill

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Address: Shrewsbury, England

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Historic Flax Mill

One of if not the oldest Flax Mills in the World! Each visit different as work continues on huge Project to make it into a Visitor Centre! Plenty of Guides around to explain the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of if not the oldest Flax Mills in the World! Each visit different as work continues on huge Project to make it into a Visitor Centre! Plenty of Guides around to explain the tremendous Historic value of this site! Well worth a visit! Only open at certain times so need to check before going!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place very interesting to visit and I recommend anyone who visit the town to give a look out and go on a tour they do have some tours within the year.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The last one was fantastic - a wonderful light show/music/dance in the silo, insights into flax spinning and weaving, and textile heritage, tours, arts exhibition, kids entertainment, food, coffee. Amazing for a derelict building. And they are doing it again on 13th and 14th September. Don't miss it! And it is Free!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a 200 year old derelict building sadly, which means it's not as accessible as it might be. That said a tour gives great insight into the cutting edge technology that went into making it the first iron framed building in the world. There's also a lot to be learned about the social history as a Victorian Flax Mill... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Historically, nationally and internationally important as the first iron framed brick building ever. -Think reinforced concrete skyscrapers. BUT plans to restore this with a large grant successfully applied form, seem not to move at all in terms of visible progress and the building remains derelict with nowhere to park and it is ais a long way from anywhere else you... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A heritage site of buildings. The forerunner to skyscrapers. Soon to be re-furbished To its former glory. With shops, offices etc. within the building. Also landscaped outside

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Derbyshire
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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Visited as part of an organised fact finding tour. The task these volunteers have set themselves is enormous but the buildings history and novel features justify the long road they have in front of them. A very historic mill in a part of the world not that famous for its mills!

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

There was a recent open day at the Flax Mill (11 & 12 May 2013 ) and having worked there in the 60's my wife agreed to attend with me to allow me to reminisce having heard so much about the first full time job I had. Unfortunately I now wish we had not gone on that pilgrimage because I... More 

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shropshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

what a fantastic place to visit , the worlds first sky scraper . photo opportunities excellent . Now english heritage have taken over i am sure we will see much more soon

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Well worth seeing, not a polished finished attraction at all, but an incredible building that should be seen. Enthusiast to show you round & they need your help !

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