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!
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.
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
Restoration work at Crickheath by the Shroshire Union Canal Society
Pictures taken by Denis Farmer 7/10/2018
Pant Railway Embankment
On July 12th, 2017, the Shropshire Union Canal Society and the North-
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