|End of the navigable section|
After Penny and Jim left we moved up the canal to Maesbury Marsh to fill up with water and empty the toilet cassettes then went through the bridge to the 48 hour moorings there. I did two loads of washing and hung it all out in the gorgeous sunshine.
|Morton Farm Lift Bridge|
I spent the rest of the day catching up on the blog and other bits and pieces while Richard changed the engine oil and painted half of the rear deck.
When it cooled down (yes it did get hot today) we took Muffin for a walk to see how the restoration of the canal is going, so today’s photos are an assortment of the ones I took on our walk.
|End of the "in water" section|
As there is very little to write about today I thought I would give you some history on the Montgomery Canal.
|Work in progress|
The Montgomery Canal was originally the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal and the Montgomeryshire Canal. The proposal of a canal from Llanymynech to Welshpool was made in 1792, to extend the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal, which was itself still then only a proposal. By 1793 it had been decided that the canal should continue through to Newtown. The canal was completed in 1821.
The Monty fell into disuse following a breach in 1936, and was officially abandoned in 1944. With the revival of canal use in the late 20th century, the canal became known as the Montgomery Canal.
|The next section to be worked on|