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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

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 »

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 »