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!

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Pryces Bridge Section

The Shropshire Union Canal Society volunteers are putting extra time and effort to restore the section by Pryces Bridge.

During the last weekend in October they were

working on a new newt pond near Redwith Bridge and using the excess soil to buildup the embankment further along.

By the end of November volunteers were ready to test the relined section just North of the bridge.  Water was let in slowly and the level monitored to check for leaks.

Click for the latest report on the SUCS website.

Creating a bijou residence for the great crested newts.

Pictures by courtesy of the

Shropshire Union Canal Society

Restoration work is carried out each month by valiant volunteers from the Shropshire Union Canal Society, one of the groups behind the Restore the Montgomery! Appeal Group. The map below shows the phasing of their works, starting at Pryces Bridge and ending at Crickheath Basin. The intended time periods and nature of the work is also shown. These works are being funded largely by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant - and others including canal societies. The value of this volunteer labour has been put at over £250,000. The works at Crickheath Basin is being done by contractors.

Restoration work at Crickheath by the Shroshire Union Canal Society

Visit SUCS web-site for their latest report

Crickheath Wharf  in water at last!

Pant Railway Embankment

On July 12th, 2017, the Shropshire Union Canal Society and the North-West Waterway Recovery Group with the support of the Canal and River Trust took on the project to remove Material of a former railway embankment crossing the Montgomery canal. The works were part of the project to reopen the dry section between the restored section at Maesbury and the Welsh border at Llanymynech.

Planning permission was granted on 20th March 2017 with the provision that the works shall be overseen by a suitably qualified and experienced ecologist, to ensure the protection of and enhancements for wildlife.

Work was completed 1 day early with 1114.5 tons of waste removed and over 352 hours of volunteer hours recorded

A big thank you goes to all the volunteers involved and to Kev Walker, Stuart Moodie & Martin Carney from CRT for their assistance