Pete’s  Montgomery Canal Photo-Site

 

Frankton to the River Perry (Section 1) (Navigable).

 

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Lock Gate Bridge

(Bridge No.70. Numbered from the Hurleston direction).

The main line to Llangollen started numbering from 1 after the junction).

 

Seen from the junction with the Weston Branch.

This hump back bridge has seen the grounding of many large vehicles in the past.

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The overflow on the approach to the new Graham Palmer Lock

    

Is easily seen on the off side between the, now, well established, herbage lining the banks.

    This was near to the site of the 1936 breach.

The sum of £400 could not be found by the canals owners (the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company) to repair what, at the time, was a small breach.

   Failure to repair the breach led to the 1944 legal abandonment of the canal.

(But, of course, now re-opened).

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The Graham Palmer Lock.

     

Named after the late Graham Palmer, a founder of  the Waterways Recovery Group and an inexhaustible enthusiast of the Montgomery Canal restoration work.

A commemoration stone dedicated to his memory is sited adjacent to the lock.

     The lock itself is very shallow and was constructed to during the restoration to compensate for changes to the ground levels that had occurred  in the peaty ground since the canals original construction some 200 years before.

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Memorial Stone in memory of Graham Palmer, founder of the Waterway Recovery Group.

 

Sited by the lock which has been given his name.

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Graham Palmer Lock.

 

Seen looking toward the bottom gate.

This view gives you in idea how shallow the new lock really is.

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Mile post sited below the Graham Palmer Lock.

 

You are now 1 mile from Welsh Frankton and 34 miles from Newtown.

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Towpath between the Graham Palmer Lock and the Perry Aqueduct.

This photo gives you an idea of how much the ground in this area has sunk over the years since the canal was first constructed . The newly built banks are of gabion basket construction designed to produce some stability for the canal banking on what is very unstable peaty ground.

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New Winding Point on the approach to the Perry Aqueduct.

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Leaving the Winding Point.

 

The Perry Aqueduct is seen in the distance.

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The New Perry Aqueduct.

 Constructed of steel trough sections spanning the River Perry at the site of the old stone-built aqueduct which had been demolished, most of the stone having being removed from the site.

The trough is supported at both ends on deep piled concrete supports.

     The towpath at both ends of the aqueduct has visitor moorings on its approaches to enable visitors to disembark and examine the aqueduct construction.

 

If you would like to see the see the approach to the Aqueduct prior to the restoration.

Please CLICK HERE.

 

 

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View across the Perry Aqueduct.

 

The River Perry is seen through the railings on the off-side.

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View of the River Perry.

 

As seen from the top of the Perry Aqueduct.

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View of the Perry Aqueduct  as seen from the Rednal side.

 

A seat is provided here for you to sit and rest a while as you enjoy the tranquility of the area.

 

 

 

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