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 […]

Rich Hamp

Rich Hamp, former Chair of the Society, sadly died on 30th August. He had been diagnosed with cancer a number of years ago and had endured this with his customary fortitude. I hope that these […]

September 2023 work party report

September 1-3 What a difference a month makes. Summer is coming to an end yet the weather appears to have finally remembered what it should be doing. In warm, sunny and benign conditions a number […]

August 2023 work party report

August 4-6 Wet Wet Wet! Possibly a slight exaggeration since we missed the very worst of Storm Antoni, though for those hardy volunteers present on Saturday a completely accurate description. But true to form, much […]