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 […]

March 2024 work party report

Mar 1-3 And we’re off! The eagerly awaited commencement of lining and blocking in Crickheath South has got off to a flying start. This winter has been wet (!) and February was no exception with […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 2023 work party report

November 3-5 (Click on any of the below photos to open a higher resolution version.) Shropshire has supposedly had the wettest October for 120 years. But unlike Canute, we just about succeeded in holding back […]

October 2023 work party report

October 5-8 (Click on any of the below photos to open a higher resolution version.) As has been the case for so many of the work parties this year, a great variety of different tasks […]

Montgomery Canal restoration boosts local economy

It is generally accepted that restored waterways are good for local economies. The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) claims the national network generates some £2.6 billion to the British economy but even a partially restored canal […]

Shrewsbury Canal Exhibition

The society was represented at the Shrewsbury Canal Exhibition on Saturday, September 23. The event was located at the Abbey Station building, the former terminus of the celebrated ‘Potts’ line – which at one time […]