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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!


… with a £2 coin!

We’re raising 2 miles of £2 coins for £250,000 to help the restoration.  And with Giftaid your £2 would be worth £2.50.

The Montgomery Canal is one of Britain’s most beautiful waterways. Nearly half the canal has been restored so far:

7 miles in Shropshire and 12 miles either side of Welshpool.

With the generous support of £2.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money from others we have the money to reach Crickheath. Now we’re raising £250,000 to help towards restoring the last 2 miles in Shropshire from Crickheath to the Welsh border. The next main job is to rebuild School House Bridge (near Pant). All part of a 10 year strategy to link up with the Welshpool section.

Important dates for your diary

6th May     Montgomery Canal Triathlon.  Details at montgomerycanal.me.uk/fmcevents

20th May   Halfway House Male Voice Choir,  Llanymynech Village Hall at 7.30pm.  Organised by SUCS in aid of the restoration.  Entry £8

3rd July     Montgomery Canal Forum, 2.30pm at Oswestry Golf Club, Aston Park SY11 4JJ.  All welcome to learn about the restoration.

22nd July  Welshpool Canal & Food Festival.


The Appeal was launched on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at The Navigation Inn, Maesbury by Mr Charles Lillis, High Sheriff of Shropshire who arrived on the Steam Launch ICTUS. There he was joined by Mrs Sue Thompson, High Sheriff Powys, local councillors and representatives of the canal organisations.

At an open meeting local residents were invited to see the displays ask questions and to give their ideas about the restoration.

Mr Charles Lillis, High Sheriff of Shropshire, (right)  Michael Limbrey, Chairman of the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust, Mrs Sue Thompson, High Sheriff of Powys, and John Dodwell, Chairman of the Montgomery Canal Partnership, make the first donations.

Distinguished guests arrive aboard Steam Launch ICTUS