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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

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 »

Next Society Meeting Tuesday 26th April and future events!

I hope you’ve had a Good Easter and are looking forward to our next meeting. Following a run through of old “remedies” from “The Plague Doctor” last month we are on a less gruesome topic this month. On 26th April we are welcoming Paul Sturges reminding us what life was like in “Derby in the 1950s”. I reckon there would ... Read More »

Join us at our Social Meeting Tuesday 22nd March

Welcome to our next Society meeting from 8pm at the Wilmot Arms, Derby Road Borrowash, DE72 3HA on 22nd March. If you’re unhappy about how the NHS is dealing with treatments these days our speaker might be able to give you a few alternatives from times gone by. David Bell is giving us a talk entitled “ The Plague Doctor ... Read More »

Come and Join us Tomorrow…

Our next meeting is tomorrow at the Wilmot Arms next Tuesday. I’m delighted to tell you that we have a real canal based meeting this month and have attracted Dave Thomas of Canal and River Trust to talk to us about the other boat lift – The Anderton Lift. As you’ll appreciate it is a bit of a trek from Anderton ... Read More »