Links to Other Organisations

The Shropshire Union Canal Society is one of many parties involved with waterways across the region. A list of our commercial members, canal societies, canal organisations and other related material is provided below.

Please note we are not responsible for the content of the websites linked here.

The current restoration of the Montgomery Canal also involves many parties. The canal is owned by the Canal and River Trust. There is a large umbrella grouping – the Montgomery Canal Partnership – which has representatives covering the full range of interests, including local authorities, conservation organisations and waterway groups. Those involved with Schoolhouse Bridge go under the banner ‘Restore the Montgomery Canal!


We thank the following organisations who advertise in Cuttings, the Society’s quarterly magazine.

Any organisation wishing to advertise in Cuttings should please contact Richard Feeney on 07920 708255 or email him via

ABC Leisure Group

Various locations in England and Wales

Aqueduct Marina

Near Church Minshull on the Middlewich Arm

Chas Hardern Boats

Beeston Canal Wharf, Cheshire

The Danny

Restored Art Deco steam tug Daniel Adamson based on the River Weaver

Hack Green Secret Bunker

Near Church Minshull on the Middlewich Arm

Market Drayton Community Amateur Sports Club

Overwater Marina

Near Audlem, Cheshire

Richard Potter Timber Merchants

Nantwich, south Cheshire

River Canal Rescue

Marine breakdown assistance

Swanley Bridge Marina

Start of the Llangollen Canal in Cheshire

Commercial Members

Anybody wishing to apply for commercial membership should please contact the SUCS membership secretary Richard Feeney on 07920 708255 or email him via

ABC Leisure Group

Various locations in England and Wales

Aqueduct Marina

Near Church Minshull on the Middlewich Arm

Bilbrook Parish Council

Braunston Marina


Friends of Montgomery Canal

The Montgomery Canal Triathlon, Restore!, social events and more

Inland Waterways Association – Chester & Merseyside Branch

A local branch of the national charity working to protect and restore navigable rivers and canals

Llanymynech Canal Wharf

A community-run facility which welcomes visitors and tourists to the “international parish” of Llanymynech

Loggerheads Parish Council

Nantwich & Border Counties Yacht Club


Napton Narrowboats


Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council

Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust

Aiming to restore the branch from Norbury Junction to Shrewsbury

Selattyn and Gobowen Parish Council

The Shropshire Union Fly-Boat Restoration Society

Saturn – the last horse-drawn Shropshire Union Canal fly-boat

Waverton Parish Council

Whitchurch Waterway Trust

Aiming to extend the Whitchurch Arm

Whittington Parish Council

Wirral Community Narrowboat Trust

Community Narrowboating in Wirral, Cheshire and beyond

Wolverhampton Boat Club

Bilbrook, Wolverhampton

Wrenbury cum Frith Parish Council

Commercial Donors

Co-op Local Community Fund

Once registered, you only need to show your Co-op membership card when purchasing any Co-op branded goods for the Society to receive 1% of your spend.

Monty’s Brewery

Monty’s Brewery are supporting the Crickheath South restoration project on the Montgomery Canal by making a donation for every pint of Navigation Pale Ale that is sold.

Shropshire Union organisations

Bywater Cruises

A horse-drawn narrowboat that provides cruises through unspoilt Shropshire countryside on the Montgomery Canal

Canal and River Trust

C&RT own all the surviving parts of the old SU system

Chester Canal Heritage Trust

Promoting the heritage of the Chester Canal

The Heulwen Trust

A charity that offers people who are less abled free trips along the canal in Welshpool

Inland Waterways Association – Shrewsbury & North Wales Branch

A local branch of the national charity working to protect and restore navigable rivers and canals

National Waterways Museum

At Ellesmere Port, northern end of the Shropshire Union Canal

Pete’s Montogomery Canal Website

A photographic record from Welsh Frankton to Newtown

Tony Clayton’s Canal Photos

Sections for the Shropshire Union and its Branches

Neighbouring Groups and Projects

Cheshire Locks Project

Aiming to take the Heartbreak out of the Cheshire Locks

The Glyn Valley Tramway Trust

This line once carried minerals to the canal near Chirk

Limeworks in Llanymynech

Llanymynech Heritage Area

Llanymynech Community Project

Highlighting the heritage, wildlife and history of the community

Oswestry Borderland Heritage

Oswestry and Tanat Valley Industrial Heritage

Stafford Riverway Link

The lost link from the canal to the town centre

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Society

Runs between the Trent & Mersey Canal at Great Heywood and Stourport on the River Severn

Staffordshire Waterways Group

Partnership of canal societies, Canal & River Trust and local authorities

National organisations

Canal and River Trust

C&RT look after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales

Waterway Routes

DVDs and maps of the canals and rivers of Britain