Walking the Derby Canal - Waterways World Those that currently receive the Waterways World magazine may have noted that there was an article In the February 2020 edition, discussing the Derby Canal walk from Sandiacre to Spondon. For those that missed it, it's available in full through this link. Enjoy!
Draycott Cottages Update video, created by Derby University Student The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust has the pleasure to share a Draycott Cottages update video created by Leo Hewitt-Provost, a Sports Journalism student from the University of Derby. He was interested to see the project and create the video to support both the Trust [...]
A Report from our man on the ground, Keith "Derby Canal man" Johnson: "see pic's from Nigel D from an impromptu WP at B'wash East this a.m [9th January 2020]. I've been meaning to clear the Station Rd end-bank of stumps for about three years now and we finally made a start this morning [...]
Introduction to the problem of Plastic in Rivers As most people are now aware, we have the growing problem of plastics in our environment. In Derby, the River Derwent flows through the city and carries within it all sorts of plastics that eventually will reach the seas and oceans. Most of it we would [...]
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!
Spot the Difference at Borrowash Just some finishing touches needed to tidy up the Borrowash Bottom Lock, following the visit of the IWA / WRG volunteers at the end of July 2019. The transition below shows the difference from a few years ago, to what it looks like now. With the recent rain, 'all [...]
Working with the Community Back in April 2019, 10 trees were planted within the beech hedges along the Draycott Golden Mile, supplied by a local resident, Alun Price in conjunction with a major power supplier. These go along with the 420 trees and shrubs that we have planted this year following support from the [...]
The Derby Canal: Protecting Biodiversity In Derbyshire **A guest article from Ali Ashton** Britain’s biodiversity has declined by over 50% in the last 50 years. Restoration projects provide the opportunity to prevent further decline and promote local biodiversity, protecting existing wildlife and cultivating new habitats for species of birds, plants, animals and insects. With the restoration [...]