22/23 June - DCC (Whatstandwell to HPJ)
Working with DCC at High Peak Junction and Whatstandwell, pulling Himalayan Balsam. Contact David Tinkler for more information or to register your attendance
'The Chesterfield Canal' - 20th May
Our monthly social evening will be presented by Geraint Coles, Development Manager for the Chesterfield Canal Partnership. Ironville Church Hall, 7.30pm, £2.00. Bar and Raffle
Note change of date (swapped from June)
Info - 'Transport and trade on the trent 1850 - 1970' - 18th May
A day school being run by Nottingham University to introduce this research project.
Sales - The sales team will be at:
18th/19th May: Morrisons in Belper
24th-26th May: Erewash Rally, Langley Mill Basin
23rd June: Jacksdale Soldier Day
'The Future of the Cromford Canal' - 17th June
Our monthly social evening will be presented by the new FCC Chairman, Matthew Rogers. Ironville Church Hall, 7.30pm, £2.00. Bar and Raffle
Note change of date (swapped from May)
LOTS OF NEWS!!!!!!!!!
My apologies for the lack of updates recently, work has somewhat got in the way. However, the last few months have been exciting times for the Friends, and as such on the news pages there are lots of new items for you to read. As such, I've left out the normal two-line summaries - so head to the news page for more info on:
- The new trip boat
- The dredging between Cromford and High Peak Junction
- The scheduling of part of the Butterley Tunnel
- The Cromford Canal blue plaque
- Money donated and granted to the FCC
I hope you enjoy it. More details will follow over the next couple of months, and the 'trip boat' section will launch shortly!
The Brian Blessed Appeal
So the boat is now bought, but we are still seeking sponsors and donations towards the fitting out and operation. Why not sponsor one of the batteries at £80 each to power the motor, or some of the rope-work such as fenders at £20. Also cushions for the seats can be sponsored at £20 each. FCC is also seeking sponsorship from local businesses who wish to promote their companies to a wide audience of locals and visitors, etc.
Help will also be required in fitting out and operating this boat and FCC will be giving the opportunity for local residents to participate in these activities. Anyone interested should contact Mike Kelley (see contact page for details).
To donate, download the appeal letter here.
11/02/2013 FCC Constitution added
The formal constitution of the Friends of the Cromford Canal has been added to the 'about' pages, including full details of the changes proposed for the AGM. See here
12/01/2013 2 New Work Party galleries added
Two new galleries of work party photos have been added to the website, one showing the work at Derwentside last summer, the other WRG NW's visit to Sawmills last weekend. See here
The Friends of the Cromford Canal is a charitable organisation whose aim is to see the restoration of the historic Cromford Canal for the benefit of the general public. We advocate and promote its restoration to navigation, connected to the national inland waterway system, and the conservation, use, maintenance, and development of the canal, buildings, towing path, structures, craft and environment now or previously associated with the canal to its fullest use for appropriate commercial and recreational purposes and to preserve this valuable historical heritage.
On this site we would like to invite you to explore the Cromford Canal and its history. We will also offer you some
insight into the work we are doing to preserve and restore the canal.