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 [...]
Final Reminder This is a final reminder that Lock Lane will be subject to severe access limitations with effect from next Monday. Heavy plant will be delivered to the canal line site at 8am on Monday 4th February 2019. Once the site has been set up excavation of spoil will commence and trucks will [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]