The Montgomery Canal Restoration Appeal is being managed by the Appeal Steering Group
on behalf of:-
The Friends of the Montgomery Canal, registered charity number 510448.
Shropshire Union Canal Society, registered charity number 245875.
IWA, Shrewsbury District & North Wales branch, registered charity number 212342
Restore the Montgomery Canal!
Plans are being drawn for Schoolhouse Bridge and Shropshire Council is being helpful.
If we can raise the money, the bridge could be replaced in a year or two. That
would be a fantastic step forward, and could be the best news for the restoration
in twenty years. No-
What can you do to help?
Donate: follow the ‘Local Giving’ link above.
Run a fund-
Join us when we take the appeal to the canalside or an event – more below.
Promote the appeal online: do you use social media? Or could you help us with
an occasional e-
Offer your special skill: we will be keen to try to make use of it.
Join a restoration work party or one of the adoption groups
We will be delighted to help you to help the Montgomery Canal.
Canal & River Trust Directors visit the restoration.
There was a very positive visit recently from Wales & South West CRT director Richard Thomas and West Midlands ditto Adnan Saif, with CRT Trustee Nigel Annett CBE, formerly of Welsh Water, plus several CRT officers.
At Welshpool Council Chamber we were joined by Cllr Malcolm Douglass, Cllr Phil Pitched (Town and PCC) and Town Clerk Robert Robinson. John Dodwell gave an initial presentation about the restoration. The party then went to Town Lock for a short trip on the volunteer group’s workboat ‘Mantis’ before moving on to the Wern Reserve where Stuart Moodie told the party about the role of the reserves. Then on to Williams Bridge and Vyrnwy Aqueduct – it is in the CRT programme, but some years off, so we were able to emphasise its importance, the perilous state of the aqueduct and the ferocity of the river.
The party then moved to Llanymynech Wharf where there was a presentation of the ‘Life on the Monty’ video – with the help of Chris Smith of CMS Video. Cllr Dilys Gaskill joined us there.
After a quick lunch a to drive to SUCS at Redwith where Fred Barratt had arranged a display and David Carter showed the works. Then to Schoolhouse Bridge via Crickheath where Roger Bravey joined us to explain the bridge design. The final ecological survey was due to have taken place that morning. Roger was able to discuss technical aspects with Peter Walker Head of technical Support, CRT.
Aboard Mantis at Welshpool
With Stuart Moodie at the Wern
The West Bromwich Building Society -
And … over £500 was raised by passing round the hat at the annual Forum on May 21.
And … two generous donors have sent in cheques for £100 each and signed the Gift Aid forms which mean we can get 25% in recovered income tax, making their donations worth £250. Our thanks to them.
So … that's another £1,750 raised. Keep them coming!"
WEST BROMWICH BUILDING SOCIETY AND OTHERS!
Triathlon cyclists approach Pool Quay lock.
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