Saturn Fly-boat

Waterways Heritage Afloat

The Montgomery Canal’s special people and places are celebrated in a new 20 minute film ‘Life on the Monty’. 

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a wider £4m Montgomery Canal restoration project and commissioned by the Canal & River Trust it was filmed during the glorious heatwave summer of 2018. The film follows the Montgomery Canal from its junction with the Llangollen Canal at Frankton Locks in Shropshire to Berriew in Powys, recording the waterway’s fascinating characters and stories along the route.

Highlights include the inspirational project to protect the waterway’s wildlife during restoration, action shots of historic horse drawn fly boat Saturn, stunning aerial photography and probably one of the last filmed interviews with long-term waterway activist, photographer and Saturn President Harry Arnold MBE, who sadly died recently (November 2018). See 'Harry - an Appreciation'.

Life on the Monty from Chris Mark Smith on Vimeo.