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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

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 »

Members Meeting Tuesday 26th January

Dear Members, Welcome back after the Christmas festivities. I hope you had a good and relaxing Christmas. We all wish a speedy recovery to Trust Chairman Steve Jeffery, who spent Christmas in hospital and to Paul Birtles, who has recently also been admitted. They say that January is always a low part in the year, so hopefully you’ll be looking ... Read More »

Last Call to the Barn Dance!

This is a last reminder of the barn dance tonight at the Canal Turn in Spondon kicking off at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 and food is available from the pub at £4 ea and ordered when you arrive. We’ve had a reasonable response so far, but as you’ll appreciate a full hall makes for a good fundraising event and we’d ... Read More »

Nottingham Canal Festival

A few months ago we were invited to join the Nottingham Canal Festival on the far side of the canal from the Canal House on Saturday 10th October by the organisers CRT. And of course we were there on a really beautiful Autumn day and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were joined by the Erewash, and local IWA and of course ... Read More »

Friends of the Navi Event at Breaston

Sunday saw the intrepid three, Ian, Scott and Eddy attend the annual Friends of the Navi event held at the Navigation Pub in Breaston. Some superb late Sumer/early autumn sunshine saw the crowds grow to what looked like it could be a record year. Lots of chatting to the locals who are getting more and more interested in getting some ... Read More »

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