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 [...]
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, [...]
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 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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Just a quick reminder to anyone who is collecting wood from cutdown trees from the canal bed - please ensure you remove all wood/cut-offs to prevent regrowth. The below shows regrowth at Borrowash where some cracked willow was left in the canal bed. This area will now been to recleared. Thanks for your support.
We last left you just prior to the launch of our "Working Wednesday" working parties, I am pleased to report that attendance numbers at these events are growing every time we hold an event, last Wednesday saw 11 members turn out at Borrowash to carry on the restoration of the bottom lock and ground work [...]
The launch of our "Working Wednesdays" was started on the 24th August, I was surprised, and also pleased, to see five smiling helpers turn out on a nice day. A lot of work is now producing evidence of the former canal lock bottom and the surrounding area. The brickwork on the base of the lock [...]
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