Building Company supports the restoration of Schoolhouse Bridge

A local building business has offered much needed support to the appeal to rebuild the road bridge over the Montgomery Canal near Oswestry.

Mr Griffiths of Tudor Griffiths Group has agreed to supply building materials for the new bridge at Crickheath near Pant in Shropshire at cost, which will mean that funds raised towards the restoration of the bridge will go much further.

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Canal & River Trust publishes review of canals and transatlantic slavery

Pierhead in Liverpool

An initial review of academic literature about canals and transatlantic slavery has been published by waterways and wellbeing charity the Canal & River Trust.

Some people who made their wealth through the slave trade invested those profits in canal building, and some canals were built specifically to carry goods derived from the exploitation of slaves tobacco, cotton and sugar for example. The Black Lives Matter movement has spurred on the Canal & River Trust to start exploring these issues and make them more widely known.

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