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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

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 »

Back to Uni!

Saturday saw the Canal Society go back to University, well for some of them anyway.  This was following on from an invitation to join Chris Packham, well known presenter of the BBC Springwatch program, at the Nature Connections Festival held at Derby University. A wide and diverse group of people attended, including Walking with Horses, Willow Weaving, Outdoor Cooking Shows ... Read More »

July Meeting Raises Smiles

Thanks to all those members who attended the last social meeting before the summer. It was a well attended meeting with no connection to the business of canals. Our speaker was Cliff Warner J. P. And his topic was Humour at the Bench. Cliff gave us the benefit of his many years on the bench, and surprised us when he ... Read More »

Community Recycle Boxes for Mobiles & Ink Cartridges!

Our Working Party leader, Eddy Case, has began a series of Community Recycle Boxes for Mobiles & Ink Cartridges.  Two weeks into the trail of community drop-in recycling centre at the Coach and Horses in Draycott has produced un-expected results.  We have managed to recycle 16 used ink cartridges (12 of which we will be paid for) and 4 old ... Read More »

Hayworth Park, Sandiacre

Thanks to the small but reasonably happy band that turned up we made it a successful day at Hayworth Park near Sandiacre on Sunday 12th July. The objective was to get questionnaires and pictures, create awareness of the lock dig that is planned for the Spring next year, and possibly raise some money at the same time! Anne and Eileen ... Read More »

Walking the Derby Canal – June 23rd 2015

Our meeting in June was organised by our regular duo David Hayes and Derek Hathaway and our thanks are due to them both for a well researched walk as usual. The walk was publicised by the Society and was also promoted by the City Council. We had a very good turnout of around 45 people, some of whom had obviously ... Read More »