The Friends of the Montgomery Canal is the membership section of the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust and began life in April 2002. The original idea was to enable greater local involvement in supporting the restoration of the Canal.

We are now looking for members who might be interested in getting involved in the Friends’ Management Committee following our Annual General Meeting in February.

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Shropshire Councillors visit the Monty

Following the bid by Powys County Council and CRT (Canal & River Trust) for grant funds to restore sections of the Montgomery Canal in Powys, the unrestored section of the canal in Shropshire was visited by Lezley Picton, Leader of Shropshire Council and Cecilia Motley, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Tourism.

After a trip on the ‘George Watson Buck’ trip-boat at Llanymynech Wharf Visitor Centre, the visitors were taken to Crickheath where volunteers of the Shropshire Union Canal Society have been working to restore one of the most challenging sections they have faced, shown round by the Society’s Project Manager David Carter.

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