Other sites featuring the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals
Two national organisations which greatly support our restoration are the Canal and River Trust and the IWA (Inland Waterways Association).
The CRT (Canal and River Trust)
The Canal and River Trust booklet “Midlands Engine Waterways – A Prospectus for Powering Productivity, Skills, Connectivity & Well-being” can be downloaded here.
Canal and River Trust Restoration website – a list with information of all the restoration projects going on around the country. There is an amazingly large number with some very heartening progress being made. Well worth a visit.
Canal and River Trust Restoration Work Stages – a section on how to go about canal restoration. Interesting and useful information.
Canal and River Trust Restoration/Shrewsbury & Newport Canal – the part of their restoration website which features The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals
Canal and River Trust Archive – thousands of images available online, 40 or more of the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals
Canal and River Trust (CRT) – responsible for care and maintenance of UK canals – their home page
The IWA (Inland Waterways Association)
The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) – a voluntary organisation that represents the interests of all waterway users
The Inland Waterways Association, Shrewsbury & North Wales branch – featuring, amongst others, the Shrewsbury & Newport Canals. On this page there is also a link to a video made by Alan Wilding about the restoration at Wappenshall, including pictures of the inside of the transhipment building and warehouse.
Maps of our canals
Waterways Routes: maps in .pdf format, free to download. Also from Waterways Routes website you can find maps for other canal restorations and maps for navigable canals.
The Staffordshire Waterways Group – is a partnership of canal societies, working with Staffordshire County Council and the Canal & River Trust. They include reference to SNCT
Tony Clayton’s Photographs – very interesting photographs of the Shrewsbury Canal and Newport Branch (and other canals)
Wappenshall. com – interesting news and views from Wappenshall Junction
Richard Knisely-Marpole’s pictures – particulary of Longdon Aqueduct and the buildings at Wappenshall
Gnosall History website – an interesting article about the building of the Shropshire Union and Newport canals and Thomas Telford’s role
General Canal Links
Canal Guide.co.uk – a guide to UK canals
Canal Junction – a comprehensive canal guide and leisure directory
Canalscape – includes a portrait of the Shropshire Union Canal and its branches
Georges Canal Boating in the UK and Europe – a great miscellany for canal enthusiasts
Jim Shead’s Waterways Information – Waterways information, history etc
Other Canal Societies
Museums and Archives
Miscellaneous Canal Links
Packet-boat ‘Duchess Countess’ Project – Project to recreate a famous canal packet-boat
Saturn Restoration – project to restore a Shropshire Union fly boat
Friends of the Delaware Canal – our friends in the US