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 > 2020 based at the Breaston Co-op store in Derbyshire. The fund is made up of part [...]
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. [...]
D&SC Society AGM 2019 - 4th November The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society Annual General Meeting for 2019 will be held at the Royal Oak, Ockbrook. The event will start at 7.30pm on Monday 4th November. Find links below to this year's agenda, and the minutes from the 2018 AGM. D&SC Society AGM 2019 Agenda [...]
Canal themed Lego models now on Display at the Riverside Library
Chairman’s Update September 2019 Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society. Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter, I thought that I would take this month as a chance to update you all on a few of the projects under way and also include the coming months work. Work is now [...]
Throughout the summer, progress has been made at Sandiacre Lock. After a number of Working Parties at Sandiacre, it's looking a little different from when we started! All we need to do it clean out the lock.