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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

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 »

Breaston Gala – Success!

Breaston May Day Gala or working party? With the weather that we had to put up with this Bank Holiday Monday you would have thought it was one of my organised working parties! Overcast to start, the rain started soon after we set up, but it did not stop the crowds turning out to this popular event, it looked like ... Read More »

Canal Society Walk 28th June

David & Derek will again be hosting our June Meeting taking members on a guided walk of another section of the Canal – this time at Sandiacre. Meet at the Bridge Inn, Longmoor Lane, Sandiacre for a 7.00pm start (Note earlier start time than usual, but if not you would be walking in the dark!) Post code: NG10 5LW, Map ... Read More »