Restore the Montgomery Canal! Appeal – Half way there

We are delighted that the Restore the Montgomery Canal! Appeal has already raised 50% of its £250,000 target.

Launched at the June 2023 Crickheath Basin Re-opening, the Appeal is for money to enable us and the valiant volunteers to continue the work of closing the Shropshire Gap – restoring the two miles of dry Canal between Crickheath and Llanymynech. Without funds, we cannot pay for the materials and equipment hire needed.

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New fund-raising raffle to Restore the Montgomery Canal!

Ticket for Montgomery Canal Grand Raffle

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Montgomery Canal reviewed all they had achieved in the past year and coming events.

The Friends group was established over twenty years ago to promote the revival of the Montgomery Canal. The canal was abandoned eighty years ago but after restoration over many years over half the canal is now open. From the experience of other canals across England and Wales the Friends know the restored canal will be a real asset for visitors and residents in local communities of Shropshire and Powys.

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Navigation Pale Ale for the Monty!

Monty’s Brewery based in the Welsh town of Montgomery, has launched Navigation Pale Ale to support the ongoing restoration of the Montgomery Canal.

The Montgomery Canal has recently celebrated the opening of another restored section to Crickheath Basin while Schoolhouse Bridge, another 300 yds along the course of the canal, is currently being rebuilt – so it’s great to see a local business supporting the restoration effort.

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