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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

Long Eaton Carnival

We were asked by the organisers of Long Eaton Carnival to attend this year, but had to consider it carefully as it clashed with the Spirit of Chellaston event that was so successful for us last year. We wanted to try it out as we wanted to test the reaction locally to our restoration, particularly with the planning now going ... Read More »

Annual Derby Canal Walk 23rd June 2015

The next meeting will be our annual walk led by Derek Hathaway and David Hayes. Following the success of the walk a couple of years ago we will be exploring the remnants of the canal in Derby and looking at how the new route is planned to get through Pride Park and into the city. The walk will be about ... Read More »

The BIG One Chaddesden 2015

Its a busy time of the year for the Canal Society, lots of working parties and even more shows to attend as our popularity grows. This week the happy band of volunteers turned up at the Chaddesden BIG One, trailer boat and merchandise ready for a busy day. Sun shinning with a gentle wind to keep the heat down we ... Read More »

Lock Thru Fun in Swarkestone

Another Bank holiday nearer to the start of Summer saw the Canal Society at two locations this week, both on the Monday, the first was the annual “Lock Thru” at Swarkestone Lock where the Committee and members and friends held the lock to “ransom”, helping the holiday makers make a quick and successful journey thru the lock, once again we ... Read More »

Success at Breaston Gala 2015

We arrived at around 09.30 to get the marquee set up in case of bad weather, flasks, bacon butties all at the ready. After 30 minutes of sorting out what goes where, we managed to get the tent set up and started getting all the promotional items and goods for sale laid out. The Sun was on our side today, ... Read More »

Members Please Check Your Payment Details!

Could members that pay their membership subscription by Standing Order which is administered by the members Bank please check they are correctly set up. In the last few weeks numerous errors have been identified where the member’s Bank has got the set up wrong; the types of errors identified have included: · Standing order set up to pay the Trust ... Read More »

April Social Meeting – Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Just a quick reminder about our monthly meeting. Venue as usual the Wilmot Arms, Derby Road, Borrowash,DE72 3HA from 8 pm on Tuesday 28th April. Our speaker this month is Eric Boultbee from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. As enthusiasts may know the railway is a charity which has succeeded in pretty much a full restoration of the railway line between Duffield ... Read More »

Breaston Gala 4th May

Spring is upon us, the weather is improving and it’s time for the Breaston Gala on 4th May. The Canal Society will be attending again and things are gearing up for the day. We’ve done a makeover on the information boards, we’ve got some cracking new merchandise to make a splash and we’ve been working on the half size boat ... Read More »

A Rendezvous with Ockbrook

When we are travelling around we get the opportunity to meet some really nice people. Most of the people we talk to are most welcoming and encouraging and the visit to talk to “Rendezvous” at Ockbrook was no exception. Chris gave the talk on 9th April at “The Lecture Hall” in “The Settlement”. Not being that familiar with Ockbrook it ... Read More »

We’re in demand by Over 60s Ladies.

We give talks to all sorts of groups who have an interest in what we are doing with the canal and we are always happy to oblige for a small donation to our funds. I wasn’t sure how to react when I was asked to talk to the Over 60s Ladies of Long Eaton though. I did ask whether such ... Read More »