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The Shrews­bury & New­port Canals Trust has se­cured a £ 95,000 grant, funded jointly by the Euro­pean Re­gional Fund for Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment and Gov­ern­ment de­part­ment De­fra, to­wards its £1½m project to re­store the his­toric Thomas Telford canal ware­house at Wappenshall Junc­tion. A Lottery grant of £1m has al­ready been pro­vi­sion­ally agreed and the lat­est grant means that a to­tal of £300,000 has been raised to­wards the £500,000 of match­ing fund­ing re­quired. The Trust is wait­ing for news on a fur­ther large grant which could close the gap.

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