Long Eaton Canal Festival

Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Long Eaton Canal Festival last weekend.  We sold a fair amount of merchandise and signed up some new members.  It was great seeing so many people out enjoying the sunshine taking time to find out more about the restoration project. Photo shows some of [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Next Canal Society Meeting – 8pm on Tuesday 26th July

The final meeting before the summer break will take place at The Wilmot Arms, Derby Road, Borrowash, DE72 3HA from 8pm. I’m pleased to welcome our speaker Stuart Smith from Midland Railway at Butterley. Stuart is an active volunteer for the Railway Trust and will be speaking to us about Notable Railway Accidents. I have [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|2 Comments

Our annual canal walk is on Tuesday 28th June!

Our next Society meeting is on this coming Tuesday and is our annual walk and it will again be organised by David Hayes and Derek Hathaway, so you can be assured of a well researched and interesting exploration of a piece of our canal. It is always timed for midsummer so we are guaranteed good [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|2 Comments

Breaston Gala – Success!

Breaston May Day Gala or working party? With the weather that we had to put up with this Bank Holiday Monday you would have thought it was one of my organised working parties! Overcast to start, the rain started soon after we set up, but it did not stop the crowds turning out to this [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Canal Society Walk 28th June

David & Derek will again be hosting our June Meeting taking members on a guided walk of another section of the Canal - this time at Sandiacre. Meet at the Bridge Inn, Longmoor Lane, Sandiacre for a 7.00pm start (Note earlier start time than usual, but if not you would be walking in the dark!) [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Next Society Meeting Tuesday 26th April and future events!

I hope you’ve had a Good Easter and are looking forward to our next meeting. Following a run through of old “remedies” from “The Plague Doctor” last month we are on a less gruesome topic this month. On 26th April we are welcoming Paul Sturges reminding us what life was like in “Derby in the [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Join us at our Social Meeting Tuesday 22nd March

Welcome to our next Society meeting from 8pm at the Wilmot Arms, Derby Road Borrowash, DE72 3HA on 22nd March. If you’re unhappy about how the NHS is dealing with treatments these days our speaker might be able to give you a few alternatives from times gone by. David Bell is giving us a talk [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Come and Join us Tomorrow…

Our next meeting is tomorrow at the Wilmot Arms next Tuesday. I’m delighted to tell you that we have a real canal based meeting this month and have attracted Dave Thomas of Canal and River Trust to talk to us about the other boat lift – The Anderton Lift. As you’ll appreciate it is a bit [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Members Meeting Tuesday 26th January

Dear Members, Welcome back after the Christmas festivities. I hope you had a good and relaxing Christmas. We all wish a speedy recovery to Trust Chairman Steve Jeffery, who spent Christmas in hospital and to Paul Birtles, who has recently also been admitted. They say that January is always a low part in the year, [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Last Call to the Barn Dance!

This is a last reminder of the barn dance tonight at the Canal Turn in Spondon kicking off at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 and food is available from the pub at £4 ea and ordered when you arrive. We’ve had a reasonable response so far, but as you’ll appreciate a full hall makes for a [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:02+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments