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HISTORIC IRON MILL SAVED

The world's first iron frame building, the Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury, has been handed a £2.8 million lifeline by regional development agency Advantage West Midlands. The 1797 mill is currently on English Heritage's Buildings at Risk register, but will become a mixed-use development including a heritage visitor centre, retail units and housing.

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