Chairman’s Update – December 2018

Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society, Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter. With thanks to the Woodland Trust we have started to plant over 400 new trees and bushes around the Borrowash stretch, this is within our aim of replacing more than we ever remove. The young trees will [...]

By |2019-01-12T20:26:43+00:00January 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

D&SC Trust & Leedale – Public Meeting – Lock Dig-Out – 14th November

The Bridge Inn Public House Function Room, Longmoor Lane  - 14th November Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s long term aim is to restore the canal from Lock Lane, Sandiacre to Swarkestone via Derby. We have now acquired the stretch of canal path from Lock Lane to Bostocks Lane and the first stage to restoration [...]

By |2018-10-29T17:23:13+00:00October 29th, 2018|Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

The BBC’s Quentin Rayner arrives at Borrowash WRG Work Camp along with Friends of Cromford Canal

Today sees 45 to 50 volunteers onsite at Borrowash, In addition to the Waterways Recovery Group Volunteers, the Trust's regular Wednesday morning work party we are pleased to welcome a team of about 15 from the Friends of Cromford Canal. In addition to replacing the large stone blocks work continues on rebuilding the wing wall [...]

By |2018-07-25T15:20:55+00:00July 25th, 2018|Breaking News, News, Working Party|0 Comments

Crowdfunding appeal Borrowash Lock Restoration

The appeal is to raise funds to restore the Lock in Borrowash. We have a small army of national volunteers working with us in late July and we need to raise funding for equipment and materials to get the job done. We need the reasonably modest sum of  £4,000 to achieve this as we have [...]

By |2018-06-15T10:40:22+00:00June 15th, 2018|Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

Draycott Update – Spring 2018

Draycott Update - Spring 2018 The working parties of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society have been working hard over the whole of winter 2017/2018; come rain or shine, snow or fog! Particular focus has been at Draycott, with consistent volunteer turn-out for both The Golden Mile and the Canal Cottages. Along The Golden Mile, [...]

By |2018-05-08T21:47:55+00:00May 8th, 2018|News, Working Party|0 Comments

Canal Trust Appeals For More Hands, Hearts and Minds

Canal Trust Appeals For More Hands, Hearts and Minds The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust has launched an appeal for more local people to help them in their work to bring the former Derby Canal back to its former glory. The Trust was founded in 1993 with the ultimate aim of restoring a 12.5 [...]

GDPR – Made sure you have given consent by 25th May!

GDPR - Made sure you have given consent by 25th May! The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th May  2018. You will likely have seen emails from other organisations stating updating their terms and conditions, and requiring consent to be provided in order for those organisations to retain your data [...]

By |2018-04-29T09:20:12+00:00April 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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+00:00March 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+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Breaking News, News|0 Comments