MWRT Press Release Sept 2014.

Making Waves on the Montgomery Canal in 2015

The Montgomery Canal is set to host an ambitious range of events next year that its promoters believe will revitalise the canal in Wales.

Making Waves is the evocative title for a programme of events which will take place along the canal, spanning spring and summer 2015.

Announcing Making Waves at this year’s Maesbury Canal Festival, Michael Limbrey, chairman of Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust said: “Over the past few months we have gathered an energetic team from local canal organisations to put together a programme of events that will bring the Montgomery Canal in Wales to life.

“We will be showcasing the canal, its history, culture and opportunities along the whole length of the waterway in Wales. There will be boats of many different shapes and sizes and we are planning a variety of opportunities for the public to experience the canal. We have invited a number of boating groups to a special weekend of events on 4/5 July 2015, and are delighted with their enthusiasm for coming to join us.

“The canal in Wales has not seen much use in recent years so our event will reawaken interest and stimulate activity along the canal. In the run-up to our event we are seeing a concerted effort by the Canal & River Trust and volunteers to ensure that the canal is in a good condition.

“Making Waves has received an enthusiastic response from the Canal & River Trust and the local authorities which represent the communities that live along and benefit from the canal,” he added.

Making Waves is supported by the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust, the Friends of the Montgomery Canal, and the Inland Waterways Association’s Shrewsbury, District & North Wales branch. Discussions are in progress with other potential supporters and it is hoped they will be joining the event: details will be announced in due course.

Details of Making Waves events will be announced on the website, and those interested can also follow on Twitter @MakingWaves2015.


For further information...

Michael Limbrey     Fulshaw House, Llanymynech SY22 6EN     01691 839 992