Paintings brighten up the Canal Cottages

Paintings brighten up the Canal Cottages Two of our working parties has cleared the land on the off side of the canal just outside the Canal Cottages at Draycott, and erected two wonderful paintings associated with the village's theme of the canal for this year! I am sure you will all appreciate the work done [...]

By |2019-06-27T21:01:22+01:00June 27th, 2019|News, Working Party|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

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

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+01:00July 25th, 2018|Breaking News, News, Working Party|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+01:00May 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 [...]

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+01:00December 31st, 2017|News, Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 19th November

We has a good turn out at Draycott today given the short notice with 6 folks turning up. As a result there were 3 bonfires to tidy up the hedge cuttings and all brambles cut near the bridge. As Mick had also turned up there was a hedge laying team too, so very well worthwhile. [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+01:00November 26th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 6th November 2016

A successful session of hedge laying and trimming accompanied by the traditional bonfire. David & Eddy, not pictured were at the far end trimming the hedge, while Chris RFP and Keith were clearing young growth from the bank. Chris M and Nick Merry were the hedge layers while Pete & myself set to with the [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+01:00November 13th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments