April 1st, and my last post in the Shropshire Tub Boat Canal series! Hurray I hear you all cry - enough pictures of overgrown ditches - lets have some more of your "nice" canal photos...
Restored canal at foot on Hay Incline
Well, by the time you read this we will be on our way to Llangollen so its back to the summer boating routine. However, this series has been six months on the making, three planning and assembling the maps and three doing the field work / write ups. At least its kept me off the streets for the winter.
Past the China Museum
The Coalport section of the Shropshire Canal offers a final hurragh for the canal hunter. The section at the bottom of the Incline was put back into water in the 1970's and this section runs into the China Museum site, all very pretty.
The canal line buried beneath the access road
Beyond that the line of the canal has been lost in a housing development built on the site of NuWay, but the line of the canal is followed by the access road. From there the canal runs behind the Brewers Arms Inn and reemerges as a dry ditch which runs parallel to the River Severn to Coalport Bridge.
This low level canal avoided the fast flowing section of river and craft initially accessed the river at Coalport Bridge via a short lived lock. This was later replaced by a self acting lift where goods were transhipped into larger river worthy trows.