VOLUNTEERS are embarking on the next phase of restoration works at an historic canal.

Shropshire Union Canal Society Volunteers continue to restore a section of the Montgomery Canal near Crickheath.

The previous 225 metres is ready for Water Testing. Work now moves on to

phase two – 290 metres – which will link up with the Canal and River Trust Winding Hole Project at Crickheath.

It is estimated that both ends of the 735 metre stretch will be restored and have boats on the water by 2020 / 21.

The Shropshire Union Canal Society has been involved with progressively restoring the channel of the Montgomery Canal since 2008.