The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have launched an "Adopt a Yard"scheme to seek pledges to assist with the funding of the restoration of approximately 1200 yards of canal between Derby Road and Hopwell Road Draycott. The Trust needs to show strong support for the project before applying for grant funding as all the potential [...]
We has a good turn out at Draycott today given the short notice with 6 folks turning up. As a result there were 3 bonfires to tidy up the hedge cuttings and all brambles cut near the bridge. As Mick had also turned up there was a hedge laying team too, so very well worthwhile. [...]
I am knitting toys to raise funds for the Derby Canal! They take a while to make and cost £15, all of which goes to the Society. I have a book of patterns for wild animals, as well as those pictured, I have made a hippo, a giraffe, a warthog and a snake. Please think [...]
Dear Members, This is a reminder for our final meeting of the year on Tuesday at the Wilmot Arms, Borrowash DE72 3HA. We will be starting the meeting at 7.30pm as agreed at the AGM. I’m delighted to tell you that we will be treated to a night of nostalgia. Ian Bowley - one of [...]
A successful session of hedge laying and trimming accompanied by the traditional bonfire. David & Eddy, not pictured were at the far end trimming the hedge, while Chris RFP and Keith were clearing young growth from the bank. Chris M and Nick Merry were the hedge layers while Pete & myself set to with the [...]
Thank you to all those who attended our AGM in October - here are the minutes for those who were not able to attend.
Just a quick reminder to anyone who is collecting wood from cutdown trees from the canal bed - please ensure you remove all wood/cut-offs to prevent regrowth. The below shows regrowth at Borrowash where some cracked willow was left in the canal bed. This area will now been to recleared. Thanks for your support.
The canal society AGM will be held from 8pm at the Wilmot Arms, Borrowash DE72 3HA on Tuesday 25th October. This is the notice calling all members to attend. I have attached the minutes of the last AGM and the Agenda for the coming one. As you’ll see we will have reports on progress on [...]
We last left you just prior to the launch of our "Working Wednesday" working parties, I am pleased to report that attendance numbers at these events are growing every time we hold an event, last Wednesday saw 11 members turn out at Borrowash to carry on the restoration of the bottom lock and ground work [...]
Dear Member, I hope you have had a pleasant summer break and avoided most of the rain. Our meetings are commencing again on Tuesday 27th Sept from 8pm at the Wilmot Arms, Derby Road Borrowash DE72 3HA. Our speaker will be John Wilkinson who is a keen boater and will tell us a little more [...]