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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

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+01:00September 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+01:00August 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+01:00August 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+01:00July 26th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|2 Comments

Our annual canal walk is on Tuesday 28th June!

Our next Society meeting is on this coming Tuesday and is our annual walk and it will again be organised by David Hayes and Derek Hathaway, so you can be assured of a well researched and interesting exploration of a piece of our canal. It is always timed for midsummer so we are guaranteed good [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:00+01:00June 26th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|2 Comments