Chairman's Update - November 2019 Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society. Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter! Society AGM Our Annual General Meeting was held on Monday the 4th November 2019 at the Royal Oak in Ockbrook. We had an excellent attendance of 40 members [...]
A big thank you to Emily, Roxie and Rebecca, currently in their second year at Nottingham Trent University studying Building Surveying, for helping us out at Draycott on Sunday 3rd November.
Following the visit of the Inland Waterways Association / Waterway Recovery Group (IWA/WRG), to Borrowash Bottom Lock in July this year, on the hottest week of the year, we have been successful in securing a return visit in 2020. The visit is planned for Saturday 25th July to Saturday 1st August 2020. We have [...]
In case you missed our previous post, The Derby River Boat will be launched on the river Derwent in spring 2020 by the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust. After the launch, the river boat service will run each year between Spring and Autumn taking 12 passengers at a time on regular trips up and [...]
The IWA/ WRG team that came to Borrowash Bottom lock in July 2019 have written a piece for the WRG 'Navvies' magazine. We've contacted the WRG head office who have agreed that we can use the article on our web site. The extract from the Navvies article can be found here. In addition, if you [...]
If you're a member of the Co-Op near Derby, we could really use your support! The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have been successful in being selected as a local charity for the Co-op Community Fund for 2019 to 2020. The monies raised will go towards additional equipment for our new tractor. Even if you [...]
Moving in Circles - Arctic Circles! The Society goes to extreme lengths to promote our cause; this photograph was taken in the Arctic, taken at almost 80 Deg North, in North Spitsbergen. With massive thanks to our member Ian Frearson on a recent expedition!
The Derby River Boat will be launched on the river Derwent in spring 2020 by the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust. After the launch, the river boat service will run each year between Spring and Autumn taking 12 passengers at a time on regular trips up and down the river. Passengers will board the boat [...]
Chairman's Update - October 2019 Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society, Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter! AGM Our Annual General Meeting is planned for Monday the 4th November 2019 at the Royal Oak in Ockbrook, commencing at 7.30pm, this year we will close with a talk [...]
Borrowash Path Closure During the recent heavy rain, we have experienced further problems with the sewer pipe that goes for the bottom of Borrowash Btm lock to Fosse Close. The force of the water in the pipe has pushed the steel manhole cover off and released raw sewage and rain water onto the path. [...]