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!

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.

FCC Events

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

Date Type  Details 
October

20th October

Social

'William Jessop - The Man'. Speaker: Martyn Taylor-Cockayne. 7.30pm at Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales Stand. Non members welcome

28th October

Work Party

Fortnightly Tuesday work party with Derbyshire County Council. Fixing dog haul outs & vegetation clearance. Please contact John Barker for more information

November

1st-2nd November

Discovery Days

The annual Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days focuses on Cromford Wharf with Model Boats, Traction Engines, Street Organ, Children's Activities, 'Rose & Castle' Painting, Peg Weaving, Watercolour Paintings, Displays of Historic Photographs and the FCC Sales Stall and Tomobola. All events are FREE and open 10am to 4pm. Full brochure here.

11th November

Work Party

Fortnightly Tuesday work party with Derbyshire County Council. Silt trap maintenance/weed clearance. Please contact John Barker for more information

17th November

Social

'My Farcical Career as Liaison Officer on Cruise Ships'. Speaker: Colin Bower. 7.30pm at Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales Stand. Non members welcome

25th November

Work Party

Fortnightly Tuesday work party with Derbyshire County Council. Silt trap maintenance/weed clearance. Please contact John Barker for more information

29th-30th November

Social

Pots & Pix. 11am to 5pm. Held at our Archivist's house beside the canal on Chase Road, Ambergate, this is an opportunity to see displays of historic images of the canal and meet other FCC members plus a chance to do some Christmas shopping at the FCC Sales Stand with its extensive range of merchandise and at Liz Tatam's Exhibition of Stoneware Pottery, handmade on the canalside. For directions see www.canalsidepotters.co.uk.

December

8th December

Social

Christmas Social - details TBC . 7.30pm at Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales Stand. Non members welcome

9th December

Work Party

Fortnightly Tuesday work party with Derbyshire County Council. Silt trap maintenance/weed clearance. Please contact John Barker for more information

January 2015

6th January

Work Party

Fortnightly Tuesday work party with Derbyshire County Council. Silt trap maintenance/weed clearance. Please contact John Barker for more information

19th January

Social

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