Photograph show at new venue

The 2019 Montgomery Canal Photographic Exhibition is open in Newtown during February and March.

It proved a resounding success in Welshpool last year and now even more of the public have the chance to see it.

It runs February 2 until March 30, at Newtown Library, Park Lane (SY16 1EJ).

Croft Mill Lift Bridge by Peter Carr.

The exhibition brings together photographs taken by members of the local community and beyond, as well as pictures covering the restoration, including some archive ones.

It contains some great shots of structures and wildlife, as well as showing the mitigation measures that the trust has put in place to get authorisation to restore the canal.

It also contrasts past and current restoration of the canal being carried out by the Shropshire Union Canal Society volunteers.

The exhibition is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the restoration of the Montgomery Canal in Shropshire.

Another great way to enjoy the Montgomery Canal is to watch Life on the Monty, a short film that celebrates the wildlife, people and heritage of this beautiful canal – see if you can spot a young Prince of Wales re-opening the lock in Welshpool in the 1970s.

Opening hours are: Monday/Thursday/Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm; Tuesday, 9.30am-7pm; Saturday, 9.30am-1pm; closed Wednesday and Sunday.

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