Working Party Update 26th April 2015

Oh what a beautiful morning. The sun is shining and lots of people are out working hard on a Sunday morning – no not the marathon – it’s the canal working party again. It’s often the way when the boss is away that he makes sure there’s plenty to do for those left and particularly [...]

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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 [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:06+00:00 April 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Working Party Reminder! 26th April 2015!

Our working party activity has progressed well. A large fanfare is due as we have now completed the hedgelaying at Draycott. Feel free to visit and admire it! The signs are back up and we are now completing some improvements to the fence along the underpass under Derby Road, which will be funded by the [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:06+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments

April Social Meeting – Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Just a quick reminder about our monthly meeting. Venue as usual the Wilmot Arms, Derby Road, Borrowash,DE72 3HA from 8 pm on Tuesday 28th April. Our speaker this month is Eric Boultbee from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. As enthusiasts may know the railway is a charity which has succeeded in pretty much a full restoration of [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:06+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Breaston Gala 4th May

Spring is upon us, the weather is improving and it’s time for the Breaston Gala on 4th May. The Canal Society will be attending again and things are gearing up for the day. We’ve done a makeover on the information boards, we’ve got some cracking new merchandise to make a splash and we’ve been working [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:06+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

A Rendezvous with Ockbrook

When we are travelling around we get the opportunity to meet some really nice people. Most of the people we talk to are most welcoming and encouraging and the visit to talk to “Rendezvous” at Ockbrook was no exception. Chris gave the talk on 9th April at “The Lecture Hall” in “The Settlement”. Not being [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:07+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Draycott Working Party Update 12th April 2015

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Societies working parties resumed this week after the long Easter break, for one final time this year we attended Draycott to finish the final few meters of hedge laying, after checking that nothing was nesting in the few trees left we had to lay. The Society also cleared a large [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:07+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:07+00:00 April 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments