Sunday, 12 December 2010

More dereliction on the Monty


The last two miles along the Montgomery Canal into Newtown sees the canal gradually turning from dry bed to footpath to nothing.


Some of the bridges are in better condition than others.



This scene somehow comes as a surprise. All it needs is water!

2 comments:

VallyP said...

What a shame it's been abandoned. Nice documentation, Halfie.

Halfie said...

VallyP, abandoned, yes, but not forgotten. The canal is gradually being restored to navigation, but it is taking a long time! It started with the Welshpool Big Dig in 1969 - yes, 41 years ago! There's an excellent history of the restoration here:

http://www.shropshireunion.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=71