The Shropshire Union Canal

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The Shropshire Union was created in the 1840s by the amalgamation of the Ellesmere & Chester,Birmingham & Liverpool Junction, Montgomeryshire
and Shrewsbury Canals to form a network some 200 miles in length.

The Montgomery Canal was an important constituent of the Shropshire Union. This book discusses its construction, traffics and operation, its decline and closure, and its restoration, with particular emphasis on the economic and social aspects.

The long ‘Welsh Branch’ ran from near Nantwich via Whitchurch, Ellesmere, Llanymynech and Welshpool to Newtown, together with a branch to Pontcysyllte and Llangollen.

288 pages
123 illustrations, many in colour
20 maps

1 review for The Shropshire Union Canal

  1. Juliet Pritchard (verified owner)

    great book. Wonderful illustrations every couple of pages. Incredibly informative. Tub-boats. An ice-breaker. The former SU boatyard in Chester. The arched warehouses at Ellesmere Port. Brilliant colour photos from the 70s onwards. A thoroughly remarkable book. Superb.

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