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IWA Shrewsbury District & North Wales Branch

About the Branch

IWA Shrewsbury District & North Wales Branch covers North and Mid Wales, parts of East and South Cheshire, Shropshire and parts of West Staffordshire.

The Branch includes two World Heritage Sites. One straddles two countries and includes the highest navigable aqueduct ever built, the Pontcysyllte aqueduct.  The other includes the world’s first cast iron bridge over the River Severn at Ironbridge Gorge.

Branch Calendar 2024

The branch’s attractive 2024 Calendar, with views of the Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals, is on offer by mail order at £10 (including post and packing) with payment possible by card, PayPal or cheque.

Please email: or call him on 07801 415573.  Cheques (payable to ‘Inland Waterways Association) can be sent to:

SDNW Calendars, 7 Barnton Edge, Stone ST15 8ZR  –  Please don’t forget to include your delivery address for us to send the calendar(s) to.

Our calendars have proved very popular at recent local canal events and they are also going to  be on sale within two pop-up seasonal shops.  These shops will also offer a selection of IWA Christmas cards.





Where to buy the calendars locally

Calendars and Christmas cards can be bought from:

The Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop opens in St Mary’s Church, in the centre of Shrewsbury, on 20 October 2023 and runs, Mondays – Saturdays, 10.15am – 4 pm, until 9 December 2023.

A similar pop-up shop opens in St Oswald’s Church, in the centre of Oswestry on 28 October 2023 and runs, Mondays – Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm, until 9 December 2023.

Local canal related businesses have again provided sponsorship for production of our 2024 calendar, using images by talented local photographers.

Proceeds go to IWA funds for support of the waterways in our Branch area.




Shroppie Fly Paper Newsletter

Shroppie Fly Paper is the newsletter of IWA Shrewsbury & North Wales Branch.

You can read our latest newsletter online and see a video report of the branch January 2023 New Year walk below.

You can also see a full report, with video, of the re-opening of the Montgomery Canal to Crickheath Basin on 3rd June 2023.

The image, left, shows Wappenshall Warehouse with water in the east basin once again after 70 years without.  Bernie Jones sent us this lovely view and said restoration of the small warehouse is also coming on with new windows, underfloor heating and a toilets annexe currently in progress for the new café which opens later this year.  Wappenshall is in east Shropshire on the line of the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals and from where a connection was made from the old Shrewsbury Canal to the national network at Norbury Junction in 1835.


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