Daily Archives: August 20, 2013

Forthcoming Attractions – Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

Forthcoming Attractions

 Early notice of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.  The posters and fliers were delivered to Chasewater Railway in some style on Sunday 18th August, when a party of members of the Warley Model Railway Club called in on a coach trip in a very special charabanc:


TR 6147 – This number was originally issued in 1929 to a Leyland Lion single deck bus.  This vehicle was scrapped in 1943.  In 1982, the company which first owned the bus built a replica charabanc body on a 1974 Bristol LH single deck chassis and this number was re-issued to give the vehicle an authentic touch.


Warley National 2013

Canal News – Guided nature walk along the Montgomery Canal

Canal News

Guided nature walk along the Montgomery Canal

MONTGOMERY CANAL, NR. PERRY AQUEDUCTMontgomery Canal north of Perry Aqueduct

Between Heath Houses and Frankton Locks the restored Montgomery Canal passes through peaceful countryside well away from any major roads. It was in this vicinity that the 1936 breach occurred that was to close the canal for more than half a century.  © Copyright Stephen McKay and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


Tesco car park
SY21 7AL

 22 Aug 2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join ecologist Stuart Moodie for a twilight walk along the Montgomery Canal.

If you want to find out more about the wildlife that the Montgomery Canal is home to then make your way to Welshpool on 22 August and join a free guided walk led by national ecologist, Stuart Moodie.

The walk from Welshpool to Belan Locks will take in Whitehouse Nature Reserve and cover about 3.5 miles. As well as spotting a wide selection of wildlife, you’ll find out all about the fascinating history of the canal and how it has been restored.

For more information email great.nature@canalrivertrust.org.uk

BridgeCanal Bridge over Montgomery Canal

Carries Rhew Level Lane of unrestored section of Montgomery Canal  © Copyright John Firth and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.