Pete’s  Montgomery Canal Photo-Site

 

River Perry to Queens Head (Section 2)

 

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Tree lined section after leaving the River Perry.

 

Seen from the stern of a boat travelling towards Rednal.

The Perry Aqueduct is seen in the far distance.

 

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The Narrows.

 

Leaving the tree lined section after the River Perry we come to the narrows. This was the site of a swing bridge by the Woodhouse Estate that was the home of the Rev. John R. Lloyd, one of the original members of the Ellesmere Canal Committee during its original construction in the late 1700's

 

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Tow Path Swing Bridge.

 

The next item of interest is the towpath swing bridge at the entrance to the bone works arm.

A seat is situated here for the use of walkers.

 

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Closer view of the Tow Path Swing Bridge.

 

This bridge is still workable even after half a century of neglect.

Note the rails still across the bridge. These were used to take hand pushed trucks to the bone works that sadly no longer exists by the side of the arm.

 

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Looking down the Bone Works Arm.

 

Now a nature conservation area.

The old Bone Works was on the right of the photo.

Bone meal for use in agriculture was produced here. Further down the arm you will come to a basin that was a transhipment point between the canal and the adjacent railway.

 

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The Trans-shipment Basin.

 

This now forms an attractive, tranquil, nature reserve area. The entrance to the basin is at the far left, looking across the basin . Old , rotting posts that formed part of the landing stages are still visible under the water surface to the right of the photo.

 

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Another view of the swing bridge at the entrance to the Bone works Arm.

 

This photo was taken from the Queens Head side.

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Mile post near the Bone Works Arm.

 

You are now 3 miles from Welsh Frankton

and

32 miles from Newtown.

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Between the Bone Works Arm and Rednal Railway Bridge.

 

Looking from the Queens Head direction.

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Rednal Railway Bridge.

 

This bridge still carries the Chester to Shrewsbury line.

 

A seat is situated her for you to rest and ponder.

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On the Towpath side at Heath House.

 

A fine example of a timber framed canal side residence is to be seen . It is best viewed from the area of the old wharf, adjacent to the railway bridge.

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Heath Houses Passenger Terminal.

 

Restored during the canal restoration work.

A good example of passenger terminal construction with lifting arm has been preserved for future generations.

Newtown fly boats used to ply from this point. During restoration, old papers and advertisements were found inside. The advertised schedule for the fly boat service stated that " the precise times of arrival and departure are not guaranteed, as they must depend, to some extent, on the arrival of the Railway Trains at Rednal.

"Some things never change”.

 

 

 

 

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