Aberystwyth was only ever a seaport, and not connected via any inland
The nearest canal would have been the Shropshire Union/Montgomery Canal
which extended from the Llangollen Canal near Ellesmere in Shropshire south
south-west to Welshpool and Newtown, but only reached Newtown in 1819. In
1845 it became part of the Shropshire Union Canal. The canal closed to
commercial traffic some time before the second world war.
The Llangollen Canal was completed about 1808.
This is as near as any canal ever got to Aberystwyth (or even
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Lowery" <dianelowery(a)optusnet.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7:51 AM
Subject: [Dyfed] Canal query (Aberystwyth)
I would like to know if any canals travelled from Nottingham or Birmingham
to Aberystwyth during the early 19th century? I am trying to find out
information about Henry FLOWER & Ann WHITE and why they married there in
1824. According to the 1841 Census my Henry FLOWER was born in
Warwickshire but I know this one is not always accurate. He would have
been born in 1793 but on the IGI I have found another Henry FLOWER in
Nottingham born the same year and would like to know if he is "mine."
Someone linked to my FLOWER family wonders if Henry may have worked on the
I would appreciate any suggestions or information.
Diane Lowery (Melbourne)
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