The IWA/ WRG team that came to Borrowash Bottom lock in July 2019 have written a piece for the WRG 'Navvies' magazine. We've contacted the WRG head office who have agreed that we can use the article on our web site. The extract from the Navvies article can be found here. In addition, if you [...]
Chairman's Update - August 2019 Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society, Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter! Sandiacre The news on the bridge at Sandiacre is looking better. The Trust has now secured a legal document that ensures our right of access as and when we need it. The [...]
Despite searing heat our friends make good progress at Borrowash Bottom Lock, pictures depict the movement of infill from below the lock chamber to behind the freshly built up wing walls.
We are please to welcome the Waterways Recovery Group back to Borrowash in sweltering heat. Pictures show there efforts from the first three days of the week long work camp.
D&SC Trust AGM 2019 On the 10th July 2019, the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust held its first AGM to open to its members, following a change to the constitution earlier this year. Hosted at the Royal Oak public house, Ockbrook, the AGM was well received by the members. The Trust chairman, Chris Madge, [...]
The WRGies are coming! less than two weeks to go! The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Water's Recovery Group (WRG) will be join the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust again this year for a week of continued restoration of Borrowash Bottom Lock. The WRGies will be on site from 20th July to 27th July, please [...]
Check out the Calendar for more details of the Gin Festival on the 29th June (this Saturday!)
Derby Electric River Boat Phone App is Complete The University of Derby has successfully completed a package of work to write a smart phone app which synchronises an audio commentary with a series of geofences. The work was financed by the European Regional Development Fund and commissioned by the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust. [...]
Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society. Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter! Life on the shows and open days has started again; we started with the open day at the cottages and continued over the May Day Bank Holiday at the annual Breaston Carnival. An excellent turn out of [...]
Microplastics in Rivers The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust is local charity which aims to restore the original canal into Derby and regenerate Derby by introducing waterside visitor attractions. The project is widely supported by business leaders across the city because they see the introduction of a waterfront in Derby as being critical to the [...]