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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Breaking News, News|0 Comments


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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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 [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Spondon Social Safari – 8th and 9th July

Spondon’s annual Social Safari will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July. As before, the “safari stops” will open at varying times so you should be able to see them all! This year, the Mayor pf Derby, Councillor John Whitby will be officially opening the Safari at 10am on the [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Canal Walk 27th June at 7pm

Join Derek and David for their annual guided walk along a short section of the Derby Canal starting from the Wilmot Arms in Borrowash at 7 pm on Tuesday 27th June. The walk will look at areas of proposed restoration that we hope will be happening in the short term. This years walk is effectively [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Dawn Rose pulled for 2 miles

Over £1,000 has been raised by sponsoring volunteers to pull narrow boat Dawn Rose along a two mile section of the Chesterfield Canal. This sponsorship will help the restoration of the Derby Canal section at Draycott. Pictures below show our volunteers pulling Dawn Rose before arriving at its destination. Please add to the funding total [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

The Draycott Project – Pledge Your Support

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have launched an "Adopt a Yard"scheme to seek pledges to assist with the funding of the restoration of approximately 1200 yards of canal between Derby Road and Hopwell Road Draycott. The Trust needs to show strong support for the project before applying for grant funding as all the potential [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

We Have Water!

I’m delighted to confirm that we have now received the formal licence for water abstraction from the River Derwent. This has been achieved due to the generosity of Celanese at Spondon. They held a substantial licence for abstraction of water for their manufacturing processes. Whilst the demise of the company has been very hard for [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Breaking News, News|1 Comment