Friends of the Montgomery Canal


FRIENDS  EVENTS 2020.

   All events will be posted here when confirmed.


     29th February. Saturday.

 AGM 3.00 pm at the Berriew Village Hall.SY21 8BA

We are very fortunate to have Peter Brown as our speaker after the meeting.

Besides being a member of the Friends, Peter is currently a member of the

Council of the Canal & River Trust, an adviser to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct &

Canal World Heritage Site, and Heritage & Planning Officer for the local

Inland Waterways Association Branch. His book 'The Shropshire Union Canal',

won the Association for Industrial Archaeology's Book of the Year award in 2019,

following fifteen years of research. It's an economic and social history of the

canal, its predecessors and successors, including what we now call the

Llangollen, Montgomery and Shrewsbury & Newport Canals as well as the

Shropshire Union Main Line and Middlewich Branch.

Peter will concentrate on the section of canal from Berriew southwards and

will show a collection of old photographs to illustrate his talk.


The Village Hall is in Berriew on the B4385  Castle Caereinion road..

Travelling along the A483 from the south,turn left onto the B4385 towards Berriew at

Revel/Refail Bridge.. Follow the road towards Castle Caereinion past the Talbot Hotel

and through Berriew Village .The hall is just beyond Berriew Primary School.


     1st March.                            St David’s Day Walk.

 Friends of the Montgomery Canal

Saint David’s Day Walk

Sunday 1st March 2020– 10.00 am

Our  annual walk this year will be in the Welshpool area.  We  meet at the Coed-y-Dinas Nature Reserve by

Sarn-y-bryncaled.  This five mile walk will be along tracks, lanes and towpath but is generally flat with no stiles.

 Lunch can be taken at Coed-y-Dinas where a little retail therapy may follow before you make you way back

to your car at the Nature Reserve.


Please Note:  Depending on the weather prior to the walk, the track may be muddy.


If you wish to join us, it would be helpful if you let me know before the 26th February

christinepalin@btinternet.com or 01938 590039


      19th April.                          St. Georges Day Walk.      

      27th April.                          Montgomery Canal Forum. 2.30pm.

-                    at the Welshpool, Town Hall, Corn Exchange, Broad St.Welshpool.

     2nd  May. Saturday.            Montgomery Canal Triathlon.

Email: montcanaltriath @btinternet.com.

Or:- click here   Entry Form  in pdf  format.

Click here for a Sponsorship form in pdf format.

     20th June.                         Welshpool Festival of Transport.

     5th December.                   Welshpool Winter Festival.



Further event details will be posted here when confirmed.

Don’t forget to check the Montgomery Canal Diary Pages for other events.

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