The WRGgies are coming! July 2018

The WRGgies are coming! July 2018 At the end of July 2018, a team from the Inland Waterways Association's Waterways Recovery Group ("The WRGgies") are coming to the Derby Canal to help us put back the large stones to the top gates and ground paddle area, and the coping stones to the already rebuilt [...]

By |2017-12-31T11:45:10+00:00December 31st, 2017|News, Working Party|0 Comments

“Pledge a Present” for Christmas to support the Golden Mile

"Pledge a Present" for Christmas to support the Golden Mile The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust is pleased to announce that the Draycott Canal Restoration Project, affectionately referred to as "The Golden Mile", has now surpassed the £60,000 threshold towards the target of £100,000 worth of pledges; which will then allow match-funding to [...]

By |2017-12-09T12:26:46+00:00December 9th, 2017|Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

Draycott Cottages Open Day a great success!

Draycott Cottages Open Day a great Success! On the 19th November 2017, the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust opened up the recently acquired Coop Cottages (formerly the Canal Cottages) to the public for the first time. Visitors were allowed to go view both the interior and exterior of the [...]

By |2017-12-09T12:25:57+00:00November 29th, 2017|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Co-Op Borrowash Local Community Funding presented to the D&SC Trust

Co-Op Borrowash Local Community Funding presented to the D&SC Trust Following the latest round of Co-Op Local Community funding, the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust is pleased to announce that it has received £2818.24 from the Borrowash Store as one of three supported charities. The Trust applied to the Co-Op for funding to [...]

By |2017-11-29T21:17:07+00:00November 26th, 2017|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Welcome!

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 |2017-11-29T21:11:04+00:00October 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+00:00September 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 [...]

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+00:00January 28th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments