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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

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 »

Sandiacre Lock

Last Sunday (26th January) an intrepid group of Society members took the display stall to Sandiacre to coincide with the Canal and River Trust open day where the public were invited to climb down in to the drained Sandiacre Lock on the Erewash Canal. We set up our display in atrocious conditions on the line of the Derby canal above ... Read More »

Demolition of Derby

The popular speaker Derek Palmer returns to give further insights of the various buildings that were demolished across Derby to allow more modern structures to be built. It was called “progress”. Derek is the former ‘Clerk of Works’ for Derby City Council, fortunately he had the foresight to photograph many of the buildings he was charged with demolishing. Join us ... Read More »

Spirit of Chellaston 6th July

On Saturday 6th July our exhibition stand will be attending the Spirit of Chellaston event at Chellaston School. The event is open from 11:00 to 16:00. It is some years since we have attended an event in Chellaston so we hope to see as many local members as possible along with lots of non-members so that we can update them ... Read More »

Derbyshire County Show 2013 – Report

The Trust attended the county show at Elvaston on a wet and windy Sunday 23rd June. In spite of the whether the day again proved successful for us with a number of new members joining on the day with some expressing interest in joining us on the work parties. Merchandise sales were steady but that reflects the smaller than usual ... Read More »

Guided Walk Report

This year our annual walk was held on the 25th June 2013 and was entitled “From the Moon to the City Centre” which was a walk of approximately 4 miles starting from outside the Moon Hotel Station Road Spondon and finishing at the Alexandra Hotel Siddals Road Derby. The walk attracted 97 participants the majority of which were not Society ... Read More »