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husband, Frank, passed away at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after a long illness. Frank and Helen attended every festival at Maesbury in their narrowboat Giverny and helped with the children's WOW activities; Frank will be missed not only by us, but also more importantly by Helen, his children and grandchildren. Dawn Aylwin

On the Telly again! ITV Wales came to Llanymynech on June 2 to film our stretch of the Monty for the programme ‘Coast and Country’. They started on the boat on the Welsh side of the bridge and filmed the very short trip from Wales to the Wharf Visitor Centre. Here, Carl Edwards, the presenter, and his adorable Shnauzer puppy, Peggy, disembarked to go to the Hoffmann Kiln. For the next couple of hours Tony Beardsell took the team around the Kiln in the Heritage Area. Jerry, the cameraman, and Helen, the producer, were most appreciative and loved the venue.

ITV in Llanymynech

Photo: Joan Zorn

Then, back on the boat to cruise the 600m to the ‘dry bit’. (Thanks to Alan Barnes for his expert helming of the boat). Jerry spent his time hopping on and off to film from the towpath as well as the boat. This all tied in well with the TV crew’s morning engagement - filming the re-watering of the Redwith to Pryce’s Bridge section of the canal. Only another 2½ miles to go to get to Llanymynech! The programme is expected to be broadcast at the end of July. Watch out for it. You may also be interested in a new phone app for Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area produced as part of Powys CC’s ‘Walking with Offa’ project. Look for 'Trails Mid Wales'. There is also an ebook (for iPads only). Go to http:// , click on 'Public stores belonging to Powys' then 'Trails Mid Wales'. Scroll down to see all the ebooks. Joan Zorn Summer 2014

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Shroppie Fly Paper

2014 06 Shroppie Fly Paper  

Shroppie Fly Paper is the newsletter of the Shrewsbury District & North Wales Branch of The Inland Waterways Association.