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Please remove all wood/cut-offs to prevent regrowth!

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.

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party and Event Update Sept 2016

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 October 8th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Wednesday Launch!

The launch of our "Working Wednesdays" was started on the 24th August, I was surprised, and also pleased, to see five smiling helpers turn out on a nice day. A lot of work is now producing evidence of the former canal lock bottom and the surrounding area. The brickwork on the base of the lock [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Long Eaton Canal Festival

Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Long Eaton Canal Festival last weekend.  We sold a fair amount of merchandise and signed up some new members.  It was great seeing so many people out enjoying the sunshine taking time to find out more about the restoration project. Photo shows some of [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Working Wednesday Launch – 24th August!

Monday shopping, Tuesday Golf, Wednesday working on restoring the canal, Thursday day off, Friday/Saturday/Sunday family days. How does this sound to you? Have you got spare time on a Wednesday to help restore the Derby and Sandiacre Canal back to its former glory? Click here to Find our more...

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Next Canal Society Meeting – 8pm on Tuesday 26th July

The final meeting before the summer break will take place at The Wilmot Arms, Derby Road, Borrowash, DE72 3HA from 8pm. I’m pleased to welcome our speaker Stuart Smith from Midland Railway at Butterley. Stuart is an active volunteer for the Railway Trust and will be speaking to us about Notable Railway Accidents. I have [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|2 Comments