Ditherington Flax Mill and Maltings

Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit the community excavation at Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury. Organised by the Friends of the Flaxmill-Maltings and Oxford Archaeology North, the excavation of some outbuildings including a stable and wash house started on the 16th May. So far they’ve had interest from 50 volunteers from the local area, including some of our Ironbridge Archaeology Volunteer Group members, and have also had pupils from local schools taking part in the dig. It’s a fantastic site with some really interesting archaeology so I would recommend going to have a look around during their open weekend on the 11th and 12th May. I will also be there to talk to anyone interested in volunteering at Ironbridge and will be happy to talk to any younger archaeology enthusiasts interesting in joining our Young Archaeologists Club later in the summer. If you’re interesting in finding out more about the excavations at Ditherington go to the friends website at http://www.flaxmill-maltings.co.uk/


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