Title The Shropshire Union Canal
Author Peter Brown
Publisher Railway & Canal Historical Society
Date October 2018
ISBN 978-0901461667

Author Peter Brown has launched his book after 15 years of research. 'The Shropshire Union Canal' is the latest book published by the Railway & Canal Historical Society. It's an economic and social history of the canal company, its predecessors and successors, including what we now call the Llangollen, Montgomery and Shrewsbury & Newport Canals as well as the Main Line and Middlewich Branch. It can be purchased from Amazon, or by contacting Peter Brown ( or 01630 652567). It can also be purchased online from the RCHS website here.

Title Water Ways
Author Jasper Winn
Publisher Profile Books
Date June 2018
ISBN 978-1781257951


Jasper Winn is currently Writer in Residence for the Canal and River Trust

The Canal and River Trust booklet “Midlands Engine Waterways – A Prospectus for Powering Productivity, Skills, Connectivity & Well-beingcan be downloaded here.

There are a number of books with information about the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals.  Here are some of them

Title Waterways of East Shropshire Through Time
Author Neil Clarke
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Date 10 August 2015
ISBN 978 1 4456 4488 2




Title The Story of Shrewsbury
Author Mary de Saulles ARIBA. AAdip. FCSD. FRSA
Publisher Logaston Press (
Date 2012
ISBN 978 1 906663 68 1




Title Shrewsbury & Newport – A 21st Century Canal
Author Dennis Rogers
Publisher Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust
Date 2009




Title The Industrial Archeology of Shropshire
Author Barrie Trinder
Publisher Phillimore & Co Ltd
Date 1996
ISBN 0 85033 989 8



Title Thomas Telford's Temptation
Author Charles Hadfield
Publisher M & M Baldwin
Date 1993
ISBN 0 947712 19 4




Title Canals of Shropshire
Author Richard K Morriss
Publisher Shropshire Books
Date 1991
ISBN 0-903802-47-3




Title Lost Canals and Waterways of Britain
Author Ronald Russell
Publisher David and Charles
Date 1982
ISBN 0 7153 8072 9




Title Canals of the West Midlands
Author Charles Hadfield
Publisher David and Charles
Date 1966
ISBN 0 7153 8644 1