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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 | 2017-10-12T18:59:58+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

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

Update from the Chair – November 2016

Dear Members, This is a reminder for our final meeting of the year on Tuesday at the Wilmot Arms, Borrowash DE72 3HA. We will be starting the meeting at 7.30pm as agreed at the AGM. I’m delighted to tell you that we will be treated to a night of nostalgia. Ian Bowley - one of [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 November 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Restoration of Sandiacre Lock

Our plans for the restoration of the lock are progressing again and we have now received advice from the Environment Agency that the waste contained in the lock will need to be disposed of at a recognised waste processing site. We were required to sample the contents due partly to the site being a registered [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 June 24th, 2016|News|0 Comments