Heritage gallery

Our Heritage Gallery at the end of the cafe is an Aladdins Cave of information. You will find the story of the Ellesmere Canal (which later became the Llangollen Canal) many items connected with living on the canals, and photographs taken on the canal itself.

Our site was once the most important place on the canal, where coal was transferred from (initially horse-drawn) tramways to the canal barges and taken out to the industrial Midlands.

A display of photographs of our site when it was a busy coal wharf occupies part of the Gallery and samples of bricks produced on a neighbouring site are on view.

Here you can follow the story of Henry Evans, the licensee of the Canal Tavern which stood here for more than 50 years, through the Census forms written at the time.