Dates for the diary

Keep an eye on this page for all the events and meetings which the Friends are involved in. Put the dates in your diary! I will endeavour to keep this up to date with work party dates, sales stand dates and other relevant events.

All Social meetings are held at Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville NG16 5NN and start at 7.30pm. In case you get confused when you get there - find a picture of the hall here!

Northern Section Work Parties generally meet at High Peak Junction at 9.30am and finish around 2.30pm. Tools are provided but volunteers are asked to bring boots, lunch and hot drink.

Ironville Work Parties generally meet at Lock 4 at 9.30am and finish around 2.30pm.

FCC Events

(Events in italics are not FCC organised but have FCC representation)

Date Type  Details 
Ironville Work Party

Every Tuesday

Work Party

Meet at Lock 2 near the Old Coach Road. 9.30am start; finish about 2.30pm. Bring warm clothing, lunch, loppers etc. You can download an information sheet here, or contact John Barker for more information

June

Sunday 7th

Walk and horse boat ride

Through Robin Hood to Cromford Wharf

A walk with George Jones

Meet at 9.50am at Whatstandwell Railway Station (DE4 5HE). Walk canal to Leawood Pumphouse (in steam) the taken horse-drawn boat ride to Cromford. Cost is just the price of the boat trip. Advance booking recommended on 01629 536831. More details here.

Sunday 7th

Walk and horse boat ride

"A Stroll through the Gardens of Paradise"

A walk with Hugh Potter

Meet at 10.45am at Cromford Wharf (DE4 3RQ). Best known for her 'Little Grey Rabbit' books and 'A Traveller in Time', Alison Uttley also wrote about the local area including the Cromford Canal, which she could see from her home at Castle Top Farm. On this walk, Hugh Potter will take you first for a ride on a horse-drawn narrowboat, such as Alison would recognise, then continue on her route along the canal to the short Gregory Tunnel (optional, and you can bring a torch for this bit), through a deer park, past her neighbour Florence Nightingale's home at Lea Hurst, then up to Castle Top Farm, before returning to Cromford, relating relevant extracts from her writings en route. Cost is just the price of the boat trip. Advance booking recommended on 01629 536831. More details here.

Monday 15th

Evening Talk

Derbyshire Oil Strike of 1919

A talk by Cliff Lea

7.30pm at Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales Stand. £2 admission. Non members welcome

September

Monday 19th

Evening Talk

Laser Scanning of Buildings & Structures

A talk by Andy Beardsley

Including work on Lock 4 of the Ironville Flight

7.30pm at Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales Stand. £2 admission. Non members welcome