July 2022 work party report

July 8-10 and 22-24 The two work parties this month were graced by the extremes of Shropshire weather but were nevertheless highly productive. Lining operations pressed on remorselessly in the general direction of Crickheath; work started […]

Aston Nature Reserve Survey

Have you visited the Aston Nature Reserve? The Aston Nature Reserve is an extensive facility on the Montgomery Canal near Oswestry. It is part funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant that is helping […]

June 2022 work party report

June 3-5 and 17-19 Volunteer effort during June focused on two main tasks. Lining and blocking operations really got into gear with a new record to report. Also the shaping of the last 50m of […]

May 2022 work party report

May 6-8 and 20-22 The big news this month is that lining/blocking has started in the Phase 2 channel and that the channel is final shaped all the way from the end of Phase 1 […]

April 2022 work party report

The two big challenges on the restoration this year were always going to be disposal of accumulated water around the site and forming and shaping earthworks in potentially soggy ground. Thus at the start of […]

Helen Morgan MP Visits Site

Helen Morgan, M.P. for North Shropshire, recently made a fact-finding visit to the Society’s current restoration site on the Montgomery Canal near Crickheath. Also visiting was Councillor Roy Aldcroft, Deputy Portfolio Holder – Communities, Culture, […]

March 2022 work party report

Work parties in the early months of the year inevitably start with a pumping day and this was the case for both the month’s events. The water table at this time of year is about […]

General Meeting to Consider Proposed Increase in Subs

Taking into account the feedback received on the Chairman’s Report in Winter 2021 Cuttings, and the fact that membership subscriptions have not risen in line with inflation for the last 20 years, it is felt […]

Updated website

We hope you like our new website, find what you are looking for and return regularly. There will be more updates over the coming months. In the meantime, please share anything you like with others […]