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.
Mr Griffiths has been interested in the restoration of the Montgomery Canal for a long time. He was one of the volunteers who helped with the restoration of the canal locks at Aston near Queens Head and he very much enjoyed being ‘hands on’ and making a practical difference to the restoration. More recently, the new Aston nature reserves created below the locks, were built on land which has been leased from him.
Speaking about his support, Tudor Griffiths said: “I am a great supporter of the Montgomery Canal and its restoration and I am very keen to see the canal fully operational once more, so it was a great pleasure to do my bit to help with the restoration of Schoolhouse Bridge.”
This assistance will make a significant difference to the funds available, much of which has been donated by and continues to be donated by, generous supporters and will release money to be used elsewhere for other items within the project.
Chris Palin, from the Friends of the Montgomery Canal said: “The Montgomery Canal is a really special place and our members find great enjoyment from being on or near the canal. The restoration and reopening will not only mean that boats can travel into Wales again but also that the towpath will become more accessible, which in these difficult times has been a haven for many walkers and cyclists.”
If you are able to help support the restoration of the Montgomery Canal, you can find out how you can help here https://themontgomerycanal.org.uk/donate.