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 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

Tuesday, Fortnightly: 23rd Feb; 8th & 22nd Mar

Work Party

Meet in the Crossings Club Car Park, at the end of Coach Road, near Lock 2. 9.30am start; finish about 2.30pm. Bring lunch; tea/coffee provided; toilets available. You can download an information sheet here, or contact John Barker for more information

Cromford Work Party
Tuesday, Fortnightly: 16th Feb; 1st & 15th Mar

Work Party

Meet at Cromford Wharf or High Peak Junction Car Park. 9.30am start. Working in conjuction with Derbyshire County Council to maintain the top mile of canal on which Birdswood operates. Bring lunch. Contact John Barker for more information

February

Monday 15th

Evening Talk

The Ashover Light Railway

A talk by Richard Booth

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

March

Monday 21st

Evening Talk

The Idle Women

A talk by Mike Constable on women trainees on the canal boats in the last war

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

April

Monday 18th

AGM

FCC AGM followed by an Engineering update from Matt Rogers

7.30pm at Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales Stand. Free admission.

May

Monday 16th

Evening Talk

Ambergate Underground Reservoir

A talk by Anthony Heaney

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

June

Monday 20th

Evening Talk

Top Gear at the Great Central Railway

A talk by Bill Devit

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

September

Monday 19th

Evening Talk

Reservoirs and the Cromford Canal

A talk by David Brown

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

October

Monday 17th

Evening Talk

Pentrich Revolution

A talk by Michael Parkin

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