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 [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:04+01:00June 28th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Walking the Derby Canal – June 23rd 2015

Our meeting in June was organised by our regular duo David Hayes and Derek Hathaway and our thanks are due to them both for a well researched walk as usual. The walk was publicised by the Society and was also promoted by the City Council. We had a very good turnout of around 45 people, [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:04+01:00June 26th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Long Eaton Carnival

We were asked by the organisers of Long Eaton Carnival to attend this year, but had to consider it carefully as it clashed with the Spirit of Chellaston event that was so successful for us last year. We wanted to try it out as we wanted to test the reaction locally to our restoration, particularly [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:04+01:00June 25th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Annual Derby Canal Walk 23rd June 2015

The next meeting will be our annual walk led by Derek Hathaway and David Hayes. Following the success of the walk a couple of years ago we will be exploring the remnants of the canal in Derby and looking at how the new route is planned to get through Pride Park and into the city. [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:04+01:00June 14th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

The BIG One Chaddesden 2015

Its a busy time of the year for the Canal Society, lots of working parties and even more shows to attend as our popularity grows. This week the happy band of volunteers turned up at the Chaddesden BIG One, trailer boat and merchandise ready for a busy day. Sun shinning with a gentle wind to [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:04+01:00June 8th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Working Party Update 31st May 2015

Wet and windy, not the ideal day to be in the bottom of a lock on a Sunday morning, but that is exactly where the hardy helpers of the canal society found themselves this Sunday at Borrowash.  Our first problem was to navigate a way in through the vegetation , and a very active wasps [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:05+01:00June 1st, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments