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 [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:05+01:00May 26th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:05+01:00May 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Japanese Knotweed Solution!

Work started this Friday on the battle to contain and eradicate the Japanese Knotweed that the Society had been notified about late last year on our site at Draycott.To use it's correct name, Fallopia japoica varjaponica, is a bit long winded so we refer to it as “JK”. Introduced into the United Kingdom in the [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:05+01:00May 18th, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 10th May 2015

Following on from the wonderful success at the Breaston Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday when we attracted 20 new members to the Society, and also saw record takings from our merchandise. This Sunday we had two working parties in action, one at Draycott that finished the safety work on the footpath that runs under the [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:05+01:00May 11th, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:05+01:00May 5th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments