A Wonderful Archive of Early Photos from the Wells Maltings

The grain funnel which will be displayed in place as part of the Heritage Centre

The grain funnel which will be displayed in place as part of the Heritage Centre

The Granary theatre in the Wells Maltings is on course so we are continuing to catalogue and care for the building. These photographs, kindly taken by Chris Beale will be added to the archive of pre development material being gathered by The Maltings Trust.

Quite wonderfully a lot of the original interior fittings in the upper levels, like the grain funnel featured right, will be kept in the finished development. These will form part of the Heritage Centre which will also house displays giving information about the previous incarnations of the Granary and the Maltings complex.

As you can see from the photos some of the original machinery hasn’t seen the light of day for quite some time. As well as the grain funnel there is still the old grain lift and the amazing lattice of roof beams and trusses.

Great care is being taken to not removeĀ interesting features of the building and where possible these will be incorporated into the new development.

The photos below are of the existing spaces in the Maltings. All these spaces will be refurbished in the development to provide an inviting space for local clubs, activities and events, as well as tourism. We say goodbye to the main hall which will be replaced by a much larger space. The space will be flexible with partitions which will make it easy to hold events of different sizes or two events at the same time.

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