Flax mill


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The Lime Street chimney was built in the late 1840s originally as part of the original steam operated flax mill designed by John Dobson - now known as the Cluny.
The young Harry worked at a flax mill to pay for his schooling and was just 13 when he made his first appearance in public, singing at a variety night at Arbroath's Oddfellows' Hall.
Starting at Shrewsbury's iconic Flax Mill Maltings, the judges were taken on a tour while assessing the town's floral excellence against exacting criteria.
They include cleared waste land like that near Lanyon Place train station, derelict buildings such as the Old Flax Mill in Ardoyne and the vacant Hillview site and disused car parks like the one at York Street.
| Jon and Helen Hill, right, and Jon with manager Chris Paul, above, at the old flax mill turned youth hostel
Would-be guests might find it just as hard to get to the YHA at Gradbach, a former flax mill tucked away in wild moorland, seven miles from Leek in the southwest corner of the Peak District.
Hadrian's Wall, Hardwick Hall, and the Royal Pavilion at Brighton were expressions of their owners' and builders' identities, while the Cenotaph and the Ditherington Flax Mill stand for those whose identities are now barely known, if indeed they were ever noted at any time.
Andrew McNee, 52, of the Old Flax Mill restaurant, near Lix Toll, said: 'We have been badly affected, losing about half our trade.
Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury was built in 1797 and is believed to be the world's first iron-framed building.
And overlooking the River Nidd at Glasshouses, in the elegant Victorian spa town of Harrogate, traditional fruit wines are produced in the vaulted cellars of an old flax mill.
What has been called "the grandfather of skyscrapers", a former flax mill in Shrewsbury, has been given Grade I listed status.