Montgomery Canal Restoration Delivery Presentation

On 9th January, Katie Woodroffe and Richard Harrison, Canal and River Trust Project Managers for the Levelling up Fund delivery, gave an online presentation to The Friends of the Montgomery Canal.

The presentation will be the subject of a public consultation in Llanymynech Village Hall on 7th and 8th February and if you are able to attend, you will be able to put your comments to the team.

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Annual Lockwind 2022

Another successful Friends Annual Lockwind took place on the 17th and 18th August at New Marton top lock on the Llangollen Canal. Weather prospects were uncertain and although coolish overall, with some light drizzle, boating families and friends appreciated the guidance through the lock and homemade goodies and merchandise on offer.

The event takes place due to the generosity, support (including additional cakes!) of the lock cottage owners Linda & Roger Butler who often know some of the more regular boaters and often boost our funds by continuing to sell cakes during the evening of Day 1!

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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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