Additional H&S Statement on Corona Virus (Corvid-19) Following the statement from the Prime Minster, Boris Johnson, on Monday 23rd March 2020, it is obvious that we cannot run the Working Parties as planned, during this pandemic. Therefore, until it is safe to resume our Working Parties, they are all now cancelled, both at the [...]
H&S Statement on Corona Virus (Corvid-19) With the increasing changes, risks and the Government Guidelines regarding the Corona Virus (Corvid-19) in Great Britain, the Trust has made various decision designed to protect our members and volunteers. As the majority of our members and volunteers fall into the 'at risk' group either from age or [...]
Draycott Cottages Update video, created by Derby University Student The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust has the pleasure to share a Draycott Cottages update video created by Leo Hewitt-Provost, a Sports Journalism student from the University of Derby. He was interested to see the project and create the video to support both the Trust [...]
A Report from our man on the ground, Keith "Derby Canal man" Johnson: "see pic's from Nigel D from an impromptu WP at B'wash East this a.m [9th January 2020]. I've been meaning to clear the Station Rd end-bank of stumps for about three years now and we finally made a start this morning [...]
Chairman's Update - November 2019 Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society. Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter! Society AGM Our Annual General Meeting was held on Monday the 4th November 2019 at the Royal Oak in Ockbrook. We had an excellent attendance of 40 members [...]
A big thank you to Emily, Roxie and Rebecca, currently in their second year at Nottingham Trent University studying Building Surveying, for helping us out at Draycott on Sunday 3rd November.
Following the visit of the Inland Waterways Association / Waterway Recovery Group (IWA/WRG), to Borrowash Bottom Lock in July this year, on the hottest week of the year, we have been successful in securing a return visit in 2020. The visit is planned for Saturday 25th July to Saturday 1st August 2020. We have [...]
Throughout the summer, progress has been made at Sandiacre Lock. After a number of Working Parties at Sandiacre, it's looking a little different from when we started! All we need to do it clean out the lock.
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 [...]
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 [...]