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The Draycott Project – Pledge Your Support

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 [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+01:00January 28th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

Working Party Update 19th November

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. [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+01:00November 26th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Buy an unusual Christmas Gift to sponsor a great cause…

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 [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+01:00November 26th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Update from the Chair – November 2016

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 [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+01:00November 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Working Party Update 6th November 2016

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 [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+01:00November 13th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

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+01:00October 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+01:00October 8th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments