The Monty in the media

The Monty has featured in a number of television programmes and in news reports over the years.

Iolo Williams – Naturalist, TV presenter, conservationist, writer, inspiring public speaker and tour guide – presented a programme called Canals of Wales on BBC2 in 2005.

Welsh Rugby International Gareth Edwards and his wife Maureen starred in a programme called ‘Gareth Edwards’ Great Welsh Adventure’ in 2019 and were present at the 2019 Montgomery Canal Triathlon.

Timothy West and Prunella Scales visited the Montgomery Canal as part of Great Canal Journeys on Channel Four in 2014.

The Monty featured with Boathorse Cracker of Bywater Cruises on children’s TV with Dick and Dom and on Escape to the Country with Nicki Chapman.

John Craven OBE on Millie at Aston Locks in 2003.

The Montgomery Canal has enjoyed some great VIP support over the years including Prince Charles, who marked the reopening of Frankton Locks, David Suchet CBE, who opened Gallowstree bridge in 1992, and John Craven OBE, who re-opened Aston Locks in 2003.

We have been incredibly grateful to the news media which has covered the restoration of the Monty with TV, radio and newspaper articles.

In September 2019, BBC Radio Shropshire’s Kate Tebby recorded a series of interviews along the canal to mark 50 years of the restoration. You can hear them by clicking here.