After the difficulties of planning through the time of Coronavirus restrictions, the Montgomery Canal Triathlon run by the Friends of the Montgomery Canal on Saturday 4 September was a most successful event.
While many of the 117 entrants were from Shropshire and Montgomeryshire, others came from across the British mainland, some over 200 miles to reach the canal. The oldest to complete all 28 miles were over 80 and the youngest was under 10 years of age.
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Four members of the TRAMPS group recently attended a Lantra small tree felling and crosscutting course run by Phil Dunford Chainsaw Training.
The team were keen to gain the Lantra qualifications so that they would be able to quickly and safely remove dangerous and fallen trees on the canal for Canal & River Trust. They had to fund the course fees themselves but felt it was worth doing for such a very valuable qualification.
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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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As a charity we are calling on local businesses and individuals to become a Friend of the Montgomery Canal to add their voice to encourage the restoration of the canal.
Christine Palin, Chairman of the Friends of the Montgomery Canal, says that the Montgomery Canal is one of the finest canals in the United Kingdom with a unique natural and built heritage.
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We are pleased to announce that further progress has been made to enable the start of the restoration of Schoolhouse Bridge, near Crickheath.
There is now a CRT notice indicating their intention to dispose of charity property, thereby transferring a few square yards to Shropshire Council.
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