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IWA/WRG visit to the Derby Canal in August 2021

IWA/WRG visit to the Derby Canal in August 2021 Planning & Covid-19 In 2018 & 2019, we were successful in being able to secure a Canal Camp from the Inland Waterways Association / Waterways Recovery Group (IWA/WRG) to visit the Borrowash Bottom (Shacklecross) Lock to help rebuild the lock chamber, which was damaged during [...]

Chairman’s Update – August 2021

Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter; I hope you are all enjoying “freedom” and haven’t suffered from the latest challenge of being “pinged”. Sarah Cresswell, one of our key and very active volunteers, was organising the members meeting at Draycott when she was [...]

The WRGies are back at Borrowash!

The WRGies* are back at Borrowash! Following restrictions in 2020 due to Covid-19 there was a noticeable absence of the WRGies support, thankfully from 1st August to 7th August they are back with a vengeance, continuing their previous activities at Borrowash Bottom Lock in Support of the DSCT. Colin, the IWA/WRG team leader, has [...]