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Category Archives: Events & Fundraising

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 »

Raise money by recycling!

We are currently raising funds for The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust by recycling old mobile phones, inkjet cartridges and laser/toner cartridges and your help would be greatly appreciated. We will receive 50% of the recycling value for any mobile phones, £1 for each original empty inkjet cartridge or up to £5 per empty laser/toner cartridge donated kindly by you, ... Read More »

DAPOL Private Owner’s Wagon

 A  limited edition of 106 oo scale DAPOL private owner’s wagons have been commissioned to raise funds for The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust and is now available for sale. A limited edition certificate will be provided with each model. The model is priced at £12 (pricing is consistent with other private owner wagons featured in the Railway Modeller magazine). ... Read More »

Social Event 19th May 2013

Just a note to tell you about the forthcoming D&SCS social event we are holding at the Navigation, Risley Lane, Breaston on the 19th May 2013 starts at midday. There is an attachment with details of the day. As impetus steadily grows with the restoration project so the need to increase the profile of the venture increases. The more members ... Read More »


A barn dance organised by the Long Eaton Dawnbreakers Rotary in aid of various charities was held on Saturday 8th June 2013 at Ryehill Farm, Breaston, Derbyshire. The Trust has benefited from a donation of £125 and we would like to extend our thanks to the Long Eaton Dawnbreakers Rotary for their support. by Read More »

“Give as you Live”

Here’s a new easy way to raise money for THE DERBY AND SANDIACRE CANAL TRUST LIMITED that does not involve parting with extra cash. has launched a new way to donate – it’s been christened “Give as you Live”. It means you can search the web, shop on line from your favourite retailers, trade on eBay and raise money ... Read More »