Chester Canal Heritage Trust

Our Waterways Heritage

Boat In Chester BasinFormed in 1997, the Trust’s aim is to promote the heritage of the Chester Canal, which runs from Chester to Nantwich and is now part of the Shropshire Union Canal system.  The Trust offers a number of services including:

Current projects include the development of a Waterways Strategy for Chester and work to restore historic structures along the Chester Canal and adjoining waterways. We also hold a series of winter talks, details of the talks arranged for 2016-17 can be found here.  The other main project that the Trust has played a major role in is the proposal to create a Conservation Area for the whole of the Chester Canal and the Wirral Line to Ellesmere Port. Click Here for further information  


Organised Coach Trip – Saturday 18th March 2017

Shrewsbury Flax Mill and the Shropshire Canals

Built in 1797, the main Flax Mill in Shrewsbury was the first iron framed building in the world and is Grade I Listed, as are two other buildings on the site.  The visit will include a guided tour of the site, and stops to view what remains of the canals that served the mills, before finishing at Wappenshall Wharf.  For further information and to reserve a place, e-mail Gwynneth Buss (  Lunch (at own expense) will be at The Dolphin Inn, a Joules pub close to the Flax Mill.

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Chester Canal Heritage Trust (CCHT)Chester Canal Heritage Trust (CCHT)  was initially formed in November 1997, and is now registered with Companies House (company number 04360134) and with the Charities Commission (charity number 1094394)



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