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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

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 »

Spooky Evening at the Wilmot

The Canal Society’s regular monthly meeting for March took place on 24th at the Wilmot Arms. After a few updates on progress Ian Morgan took the floor to talk to us about the Fossdyke. It is a navigation constructed by the Romans between the Rivers Trent and Witham almost two thousand years ago and lays claim to be Britain’s oldest ... Read More »

Society Social Meetings Programme 2015 Finalised

Our society social meetings programme for 2015 has been finalised. Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month (except for August and December) at the Wilmot Arms, 49 Derby Road, Borrowash, Derby, DE72 3HA. This year we have a range of guest speakers including Eric Boultbee from Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Ian Morgan to talk about the mysteries ... Read More »

Society AGM Tuesday 28th October

Dear Member,  This is the official invitation to our Society AGM to be held at the Wilmot Arms in Derby Road, Borrowash DE72 3HA from 8pm on 28th October. Please find attached our Agenda and copies of last year’s minutes. Copies of the accounts to March will be available at the venue.   Please note that we will be calling for ... Read More »

New Derby Arm Mugs

The Society have launched an additional range of mugs for sale, priced at only £4.50 each, there are two different designs on sale. To purchase these new mugs, please contact Eddy at,   by Read More »