Fresh Logs available at Spondon canal line

Fresh Logs available at Spondon canal line A new housing development in Spondon (being built by Wheeldon Brothers Limited) has recently broken ground, just next to the Clock Garages. In partnership with the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust (D&SCT), we will be building 300 metres of Canal to act as drainage for the new [...]

By |2019-02-17T20:05:40+01:00February 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Derby Canal: Protecting Biodiversity In Derbyshire

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 [...]

By |2019-02-17T19:15:39+01:00February 17th, 2019|Environment, News|0 Comments

Tooley’s Boatyard selected for Derwent River Boat

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust is embarking on an exciting new project which could provide a very significant boost to Derby's regeneration. For decades Derby has been criticised for not making the most of its beautiful river, but we are about to help the city make the first step towards changing that. We [...]

By |2019-02-05T19:37:38+01:00February 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Topping Out Ceremony at Draycott

Topping Out Ceremony at Draycott After many months of hard work at the Draycott cottages, the working party got an opportunity for a little celebration on a cold and frosty February morning. On the 3rd February 2019, the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust had a small ceremony to mark the completion of the roofs [...]

By |2019-02-03T15:25:57+01:00February 3rd, 2019|Events & Fundraising, News, Working Party|0 Comments

Drifting into the future at 4mph: a rebirth awaits for Britain’s canals

An excellent article promoting the future of the British Canal Network can be found here Please note the link will take you to an MSN website, and launch a new tab in your browser.

By |2019-01-12T21:06:37+01:00January 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

IWA/WRG visit 2019

We are pleased to report that the Inland Waterways Association / Waterway Recovery Group have agreed to have a canal restoration camp at Borrowash Bottom Lock on the Derby Canal from the 20th to the 27th July 2019. The camp, which we are advised is already fully booked, will help our own volunteers complete the work around [...]

By |2019-01-12T20:51:58+01:00January 12th, 2019|Breaking News, News, Working Party|0 Comments

Chairman’s Update – January 2019

Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society, Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter. I hope everyone has had a wonderful and semi relaxed holiday period, for those that worked on the canal and the cottages over the holiday season, a big thank-you. The 2018 Roof Challenge was missed by only [...]

By |2019-01-12T20:45:48+01:00January 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments