The BBC’s Quentin Rayner arrives at Borrowash WRG Work Camp along with Friends of Cromford Canal

Today sees 45 to 50 volunteers onsite at Borrowash, In addition to the Waterways Recovery Group Volunteers, the Trust's regular Wednesday morning work party we are pleased to welcome a team of about 15 from the Friends of Cromford Canal. In addition to replacing the large stone blocks work continues on rebuilding the wing wall [...]

By |2018-07-25T15:20:55+00:00July 25th, 2018|Breaking News, News, Working Party|0 Comments

Introducing the next generation of canal engineers

Introducing the next generation of canal engineers Rolls-Royce engineer Katie Hamilton explains how she became interested in science and engineering, why she enjoyed working on the Derby Arm working model and why she is looking forward to the real thing being built. 1: What is your background / what did you study at university? [...]

By |2018-03-09T20:34:51+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Derby Arm Boat Lift Model – Now on display at Derby’s Local Studies Library

Derby Arm Boat Lift Model - Now on display at Derby's Local Studies Library A working scale model of the Derby Arm Boat Lift is now on display in Derby's Local Studies Library, in the Riverside chambers on Full Street. The boat lift was originally designed by Derby engineer Alec Dodd and is an [...]

By |2018-02-22T15:30:25+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

D&SC Trust featured in Article for AGENDA magazine

D&SC Trust featured in Article for AGENDA magazine The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust were discussed in afeature article in Winter 2017/2018 edition of the AGENDA, the Derby Telegraph magazine. Spread across 5 pages, the article discusses the Trust's plans for the restoration of the canal line, its intentions to link the Canal to the [...]

By |2018-03-02T19:12:35+00:00January 13th, 2018|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Draycott Cottages Open Day a great success!

Draycott Cottages Open Day a great Success! On the 19th November 2017, the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust opened up the recently acquired Coop Cottages (formerly the Canal Cottages) to the public for the first time. Visitors were allowed to go view both the interior and exterior of the [...]

By |2017-12-09T12:25:57+00:00November 29th, 2017|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Co-Op Borrowash Local Community Funding presented to the D&SC Trust

Co-Op Borrowash Local Community Funding presented to the D&SC Trust Following the latest round of Co-Op Local Community funding, the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust is pleased to announce that it has received £2818.24 from the Borrowash Store as one of three supported charities. The Trust applied to the Co-Op for funding to [...]

By |2017-11-29T21:17:07+00:00November 26th, 2017|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Welcome!

Welcome to our New Website! A fresh new look; the same vision for a restored Derby & Sandiacre Canal Find out about the Canal History There's plenty to learn about the original plans for a canal to Derby, its rise and eventual fall, and our plans to restore the canal to its [...]

By |2017-11-29T21:11:04+00:00October 7th, 2017|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Canal Trust Plan To Launch River Boat Trips In City

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust are developing plans to launch boat trips on the River Derwent from Derby city centre. Initially the trips would run between the Council House steps and the picturesque weir at Darley Abbey. Moving forward, the full trip would ultimately travel through a new lock in the weir alongside the Council [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:58+00:00September 6th, 2017|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Acquisition Further Paves the Way For Visitor Attraction

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have bought six derelict cottages overlooking a stretch of disused canal in Draycott that it is planning to restore. The cottages are at the start of the Draycott ‘Golden Mile’ between Hopwell Road and Derby Road which will be the first stretch of the former 13 mile waterway that the [...]