Shrewsbury Flax Mill: how it used to be laid out
Jim Hawkins and Tim Jenkins from the museum service on the ground floor of the Flax Mill. The central row of cast iron pillars have a curious aperture designed into them. It was for the drive shaft, driven by a steam engine, that went through the building. Leather belts would take the power from the drive shaft to all the machinery that once occupied every floor of the building.
Available since: Fri 30 Nov 2012
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Jim tours Shrewsbury's historic Flax Mill with the project manager Elizabeth Perkins.
First broadcast: 30 Nov 2012
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