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IWA offer support – because we’re worth it!

As members of the Inland Waterways Association we make use of any advice that’s going. So when we asked for some advice about the Spondon winding hole from the Civil Engineer retained by the IWA we were delighted when he offered to visit. Howard Worth lives near Telford so we are quite a hike for him. All the more reason ... Read More »

July Update from the Chairman

Hello Members, The last evening meeting before the Summer break is almost with us. We will be meeting at the Wilmot Arms on Derby Road Borrowash, DE72 3HA from 8pm for a light hearted topic unrelated to canals with the title “Humour from the Bench” by Cliff Warner JP. The idea is to send you on your holidays with a ... Read More »

We need your help – please tell us your thoughts!

We are applying for funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to explore the canal heritage and then reinstate the section from the Sandiacre bottom lock (the junction with the Erewash Canal), through to Springfield Avenue in Sandiacre, which was infilled in 1968. As an early part of the heritage project we are looking to record people’s memories ... Read More »

Digging back to Derby – at last?

As we’ve reported before, we are approaching Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to part fund the restoration of the stretch at Sandiacre from Lock lane to Springfield Avenue. A big part of this is to get the public involved in the an investigation of Sandiacre bottom lock. We aren’t sure what the implications of a sewer through the lock will be. ... Read More »

May Update from the Chairman

Dear Members, Thanks to all those that came to a really thought provoking talk by the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway last month. Some of the ideas are already being investigated by the Trust to move us forward. This month we go back to canals restoration and will be entertained by Steve Wood who will tell us about the Uttoxeter Canal, whose ... Read More »

Derby City Council Supports the Derby Canal

We have been working for some time to get a more formal partnership with our key Council – Derby City covers 7 of the 12.5 miles of the canal line restoration and any use of the Derwent to reach the city centre. The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust is delighted to have received such a ringing endorsement by our lead ... Read More »

Canals and River Restoration – Workshop Sat 25th April

I’ve just attended a workshop organised by the IWA and CRT in Birmingham (in a restored canal side warehouse, of course). Mike Snaith and I joined around 40 other restoration groups to discuss how to get better organised and learn from each other’s experiences. It’s the third annual event and each year it gets better. We’ve learnt how to work ... Read More »

April Update from the Chairman

Welcome to your monthly Derby and Sandiacre Canal update! Firstly, we hope you can support us at a few events – details in the Packet over the next month or so – even if you only pop by and say hello you’d be very welcome. We will be at Breaston Gala on Monday 4th May (Mayday), at Swarkestone Lock (and ... Read More »

Launch on Social Media

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society have a new recruit, Emma Keeling, daughter of long time member Ian Bowley, who has launched the society into the 21st Century by starting a social media campaign! Emma has re-launched the Facebook page and launched us on Twitter along with updating the website. We will keep you up to date with the latest ... Read More »

Thank you DHL

DHL through it’s charitable foundation has again provided a donation to the Trust, this year with an increased amount of £200 in recognition of the time DHL employee Eddy Case spends volunteering in support of the Trust. Eddy supports us by: acting as the volunteer co-ordinator for our regular work parties, see photo, although Eddy is usually the one with ... Read More »

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