50 Buildings for Telford50

wappenshall from the air

As part of the Telford @ 50 Legacy Programme, the Council want to create a lasting digital record of some of Telford’s important and favourite buildings.

The 50 Buildings Project will use digital scanning to create a virtual tour of 50 local buildings.

Please vote for Wappenshall Wharf to be on the list at:

http://www.telford50.co.uk/50Buildings

To vote, follow the link above and in the first section on the page click on "online survey".  This will take you to a form to fill in.  If you would like suggestions for what to put please download the sample form here.

Voting is now open until 3rd July 2018

 

Telford and Wrekin Community Lottery

Twincl

Telford and Wrekin Community Lottery is being launched to raise money for local good causes.  Residents will be able to buy tickets from mid June.  Players have a 56 to one chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra tickets and 60% of the money raised will go to local good causes and charities.  The rest of the money will fund the prizes and cost of running the lottery.

This could be very good for SNCT.  To find out how to support the SNCT and buy tickets in the lottery, please go to the Twincl website.

 

A breach in the Shropshire Union Canal - Emergency Appeal

for full information and opportunity to donate please go to the CRT website

 

SAVE THOMAS TELFORD'S WAPPENSHALL WHARF

 

Help to turn two derelict buildings into a vibrant visitor/heritage centre!

 

What is the Thomas Telford's Wappenshall Wharf Project?

 

Wappenshall Wharfartist's impression of restored wharf

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
  • The restoration of two derelict Grade II buildings, the wharf and surrounding canals

  • The only permanent exhibition celebrating the country’s foremost civil engineer, Thomas Telford, (1757-1834)

  • A vibrant visitor and heritage centre dedicated to the local canals and their history

  • A site that supports a wide variety of animals, birds and plant life

  • Flexible and innovative space for volunteers, the local community and local businesses

  • The opportunity for young people to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects in interesting ways

  •  catalyst for the longer term restoration of the entire Shrewsbury & Newport Canal

  • The project has been designed by AHR Architects, conservation architects.

 

For more information about the history and background to Wappenshall Wharf please go to the History section.

Fundraising Thermometer

Where is Wappenshall Wharf?

Within easy access of the M54 and A5 but situated in a rural location just 2½ miles northeast of Wellington in the Telford & Wrekin local authority area. The postcode is TF6 6DE and visitors are welcome to view the site during our Work Parties which take place on every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10.00am - 4.00pm.  Wappenshall Junction is where the Shrewsbury Canal meets the Newport Branch Canal; the first and last canal projects worked on by Thomas Telford.

How can you Help?

  • Donate as little or as much as you want by clicking on the Donate button below.

  • Send a text message with SNCT01 £10 (or SNCT01 £1/£2/£3/£4/£5 whatever you can give!) to 70070

  • Pledge money for the future development.  Please download the Pledge form,  print it out, fill it in and return it to Bernie Jones as soon as possible. Thank you!

  • Become a Corporate Sponsor: contact Bernie Jones for our business packages

  • Become a Volunteer.  For more information on Volunteering please go to our Volunteering Page.

 

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  • You can also raise money for the Trust while shopping online with Easyfundraising. We have already raised over £700 with this.  To find out how click:

 


diagram of canals

These are the canals we are working to restore

The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals were officially abandoned by the 1944 Act of Parliament but they are now under active restoration.

The Trust was formed in 2000 to return the Shrewsbury & Newport Canals back to navigation.  Very little of the line of the canals has been built on and no insuperable engineering problems lie in the way of restoration.

The Aims of the Trust are to protect, conserve and improve the route of the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals, and branches, for the benefit of the community and the environment, with the ultimate goal of restoring a continuous navigable waterway linking Norbury Junction to Shrewsbury.

We are making progress and have obtained Heritage Lottery Funding towards the restoration of the transhipment building and warehouse at Wappenshall Junction.   For more information about Wappenshall, see Features in our Canals section of the site.

Below is a video made by The Canals and Rivers Trust about the benefits to communities when waterways are restored.

 

S&N Canal News

Help to Spread the Word about the Trust 

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Shrewsbury Support Group 

Next Meeting Tuesday 10th July 2018

Trustee Meetings 

Next Meeting: 19th July 2018 at 7.30pm

Newport Support Group 

Next Meeting Wednesday 4th July 2018

Telford Support Group 

Next meeting Monday 13th August 2018

Upcoming Events

Himalayan Balsam Bash 

7TH July 2018

SUMMER TOURS OF THE SITE 

Free tours of the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings