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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 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!

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