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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

Spondon Social Safari – 8th and 9th July

Spondon’s annual Social Safari will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July. As before, the “safari stops” will open at varying times so you should be able to see them all! This year, the Mayor pf Derby, Councillor John Whitby will be officially opening the Safari at 10am on the Saturday in the Sensory Garden ... Read More »

Canal Walk 27th June at 7pm

Join Derek and David for their annual guided walk along a short section of the Derby Canal starting from the Wilmot Arms in Borrowash at 7 pm on Tuesday 27th June. The walk will look at areas of proposed restoration that we hope will be happening in the short term. This years walk is effectively an “out and back” walk ... Read More »

Dawn Rose pulled for 2 miles

Over £1,000 has been raised by sponsoring volunteers to pull narrow boat Dawn Rose along a two mile section of the Chesterfield Canal. This sponsorship will help the restoration of the Derby Canal section at Draycott. Pictures below show our volunteers pulling Dawn Rose before arriving at its destination. Please add to the funding total by clicking on the Virgin ... Read More »

Erewash Borough Council Community Scheme Grant

We’ve been successful in gaining a grant from Erewash Borough Council Community Scheme for a superb £2,000. This will help us to set up new interpretation panels in Erewash at Borrowash, Sandiacre and Draycott and to erect a couple of fences to safeguard the public.It’s great news and shows that our work is being recognised. Come on you working parties! ... Read More »

Thank you to the Coop Sandiacre

The Coop store at Sandiacre has been supporting us as one of their three charities over the last 6 months. We have been awarded funds of £1,386 and the picture shows store manager Richard advertising our cause. Thank you to all our supporters who nominated us as their charity. The Coop are looking to encourage membership, so if you register ... Read More »

The Draycott Project – Pledge Your Support

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have launched an “Adopt a Yard”scheme to seek pledges to assist with the funding of the restoration of approximately 1200 yards of canal between Derby Road and Hopwell Road Draycott. The Trust needs to show strong support for the project before applying for grant funding as all the potential grant funders are looking for ... Read More »

Long Eaton Canal Festival

Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Long Eaton Canal Festival last weekend.  We sold a fair amount of merchandise and signed up some new members.  It was great seeing so many people out enjoying the sunshine taking time to find out more about the restoration project. Photo shows some of the team who worked so ... Read More »

Next Canal Society Meeting – 8pm on Tuesday 26th July

The final meeting before the summer break will take place at The Wilmot Arms, Derby Road, Borrowash, DE72 3HA from 8pm. I’m pleased to welcome our speaker Stuart Smith from Midland Railway at Butterley. Stuart is an active volunteer for the Railway Trust and will be speaking to us about Notable Railway Accidents. I have heard Stuart present and can ... Read More »

Our annual canal walk is on Tuesday 28th June!

Our next Society meeting is on this coming Tuesday and is our annual walk and it will again be organised by David Hayes and Derek Hathaway, so you can be assured of a well researched and interesting exploration of a piece of our canal. It is always timed for midsummer so we are guaranteed good weather! However you’ll note that ... Read More »