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 – new Digitised Archive

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.

Local Friends

Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust

The Montgomery Canal

The Shropshire Union Canal Society

Whitchurch Waterways Trust

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

Telford Steam Railway

Wellington Shropshire U3A

General Information

BBC Radio Shropshire

Norbury CIC

Shropshire History

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 – 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

Narrowboat World

Other Canal Societies

Aylesbury Canal Society

Basingstoke Canal Society

Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterways Trust

Birmingham Canal Navigation Society

Buckingham Canal Society

Bude Canal and Harbour Society

Burslem Port Trust

Chelmer Canal Trust

Chesterfield Canal Trust

Cotswold Canals Trust

Coventry Canal Society

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society

Dorset and Somerset Canal Society

Driffield Navigation Trust

Droitwich Canals Trust

Hereford & Gloucester Canal Trust

Huddersfield Canal Society

Inland Waterways Protection Society Ltd

Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

Lancaster Canal Trust

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society

Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust

Linlithgow Union Canal Society

Louth Navigation Trust

Macclesfield Canal Society

Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society

Melton & Oakham Waterways Society

Monmouthshire Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust

Pocklington Canal Amenity Society

Ribble Link Trust

River Stour Trust

Saltisford Canal Trust

Sankey Canal Restoration Society

Shropshire Union Canal Society

Sleaford Navigation Trust

Somersetshire Coal Canal Society

Southampton Canal Society

Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society

Thames and Medway Canal Association

Wey & Arun Canal Trust

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust

Worcester & Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society

Museums and Archives

National Waterways Museum

London Canal Museum

Railway & Canal Historical Society

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

Overseas Canals

Friends of the Delaware Canal – our friends in the US