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 [...]
Monday shopping, Tuesday Golf, Wednesday working on restoring the canal, Thursday day off, Friday/Saturday/Sunday family days. How does this sound to you? Have you got spare time on a Wednesday to help restore the Derby and Sandiacre Canal back to its former glory? Click here to Find our more...
The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society has enjoyed a very busy month in June, we have attended three shows, Hayworth Park in Sandiacre, The Spirit of Chellaston Show and the Spondon Day. All of the shows have attracted new members and sales of our merchandise are going well, all this is helping to fund the [...]
Sometimes the support we get from the public is overwhelming... As you may know we have been digging in the area of the Sandiacre bottom lock to determine where it is and how to restore it. We found the top of the coping stones about a foot below the surface. Part of the challenge was [...]
For some it is a nice quiet break for the Bank Holiday, for others it is work as normal! Thanks to the wonderful support from Keeth we have managed this week-end to spray the JK, both at Borrowash and Draycott. This pest is really beginning to spread, we have identified a lot more areas at [...]