June 2024 work party report

June 7-9 Prodigious! There are many ways to describe a work party. On this occasion, this seems the most appropriate. The first of the June work parties clocked up a record 580 volunteer hours over […]

May 2024 work party report

May 3-6 Success! We finally managed to access the wharf wall area and, in good weather, made substantial progress elsewhere. The May work party was extended to four days to include bank holiday Monday. Although […]

Popular Montgomery Canal boat trips to restart

The popular trip boat George Watson Buck based on the Montgomery Canal in Llanymynech is due to restart 30-minute trips between England and Wales on 5th May 2024 following a successful survey of the boat. […]

Montgomery Canal volunteers get another cash boost

North-Shropshire-based Henstone Distillery unveil new support package North-Shropshire-based Henstone distillery will be helping the Shropshire Union Canal Society raise funds to restore the Montgomery Canal. The specialist distillery, which produces a wide range of drinks, […]

April 2024 work party report

April 5-7 And so it goes on…. Parts of England have had their wettest winter since records began in 1836. The Environment Agency has said that England just went through its wettest 12 month period […]

Febuary 2024 work party report

Feb 2-4 Get set! After a highly productive work party we are now ready to start lining and blocking in Phase 1B. In breezy, but mild and dry(!) weather, this work party achieved significant progress […]

January 2024 work party report

Jan 12-14 (Click on any of the below photos to open a higher resolution version.) 2024 starts on the same high note as 2023 finished. The design is finalised and there is real momentum. Rainfall […]

The Enhancement Year – 2023

The society restarted enhancement work on the Shropshire Union system in May this year after an absence of a number of years. Previous work has left a legacy of moorings, picnic areas and benches right […]

December 2023 work party report

December 1-3 (Click on any of the below photos to open a higher resolution version.) FROSTBITE! – Thankfully not, but winter certainly arrived for the December work party with heavy frost and cloudless skies on […]