As part of the National Trust's Heritage Open Days ITV News Central has visited an Elizabethan Guildhall used by Shrewsbury drapers.
It's 60 years since the conquest of Mount Everest, it's synonymous with Sir Edmund Hillary, but Midlanders first attempted it.
Royal Mail has announced that it is to stop processing post from its Shrewsbury sorting office.
Shrewsbury's Flax Mill Maltings was "phenomenally important" in the creation of the world's skyscrapers, a site project manager said.
Flax Mill Project Manager Elizabeth Perkins added that the world's first iron framed building was created out of "necessity" from "revolutionary thinking".
"All over the country there were terrible fires that killed lots of people, so they were looking for a solution," Ms Perkins said.
She added: "No one else would have gone on and taken that leap that then went into steal and steal frame, that then went into the technology that went into skyscrapers today.
"It's a seminal moment, and it just changed people's attitude, it's a moment in history that just transformed things."
Today it was announced that the Flax Mill Maltings in Shrewsbury had been awarded a lottery grant of £12.8 million to regenerate the site.
The Flax Mill Maltings has been awarded the second highest lottery grant in the West Midlands.
The £12.8 million grant was the biggest given to a project in the recent round of funding which aims to promote heritage tourism in the UK.
Reyhan King, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund, West Midlands said: "We believe that heritage is more about just conserving buildings, and that's one of the reasons why we wanted to fund this project.
"What this will mean for the Shrewsbury area is activities for local people, there will also be an exhibition and display place that will attract tourists."
She added, "an estimated 300 employees will be based here, we feel that it demonstrates how heritage can support economic growth."
Councillor Alan Mosley from Shropshire Council said the Flax Mill Maltings redevelopment will become a "centre for learning" for the Shropshire community.
He said: "We're going to put learning facilities in here, conference facilities, children's play facilities, cafe, restaurant and you'll see the open space that can be used for performance, dance and music.
"Whatever the community wants to to here we will have the capacity to facilitate it we hope."
A historic Mill in Shrewsbury will be one of six projects across the UK to be redeveloped with a lottery grant, to improve the UK's heritage tourism industry.
The Flax Mill Maltings, which has been run by English Heritage since 2005, consists of seven listed buildings including the iron-framed Main Mill.
Since 1797, the site was a flax mill until it became a maltings from 1897.
The site was closed in 1987, and has remained derelict for the past 30 years, it will be opened to the public in 2016.
The world's first iron-framed building in Shrewsbury will receive a £12.8 million lottery grant for redevelopment.
The funding, which will be given to six existing and potential tourist attractions around the UK, is designed to promote the country's heritage tourism economy.
The forerunner of modern skyscrapers, the Flax Mill Maltings will be restored for commercial, visitor and community purposes.
Work will begin in October this year and will be finished in 2016 when the site will open to the public, providing a workplace for hundreds of people.
A former mill site in Shropshire is to receive nearly £13 million for restoration work.
Flax Mill Saltings in Shrewsbury includes the world's first iron-framed building, which is the basis of the modern skyscraper.
The site is made up of 18th and 19th century industrial buildings, including seven listed buildings.
From 2016, it will be open to the public.
Only a lucky few have seen the view from the summit of Mount Everest. Adam Booth is one of them. The Midlands doctor conquered the world's highest peak just over a fortnight ago and is still reliving it.
Today is the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest.
A Midlands man joined New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay when they became the first climbers to be confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Sir Robert Charles Evans, a member of that group, attended Shrewsbury School, as did Sandy Irvine in the 1920s, who died trying to summit Everest in 1924 - his body was never found.
Dr Adam Booth, who also went to Shrewsbury School, climbed Everest this year, reaching the summit on May 12th.
Dr Booth told ITV Central that whilst he was a schoolboy he was aware of the previous climbers that had attended the school before him.
– Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy from CID in Shrewsbury
Although a man has been charged with murder as a result of this investigation, I would once again like to reiterate the fact that we still remain keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have information that could relate to Mr Barlow’s death.
In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who have come forward with information so far, while I’d also like to thank local people for their understanding and support as our officers have gone about their investigative work in the Reabrook Avenue area in the past few days.