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 
February

3rd February

Work Party

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

3rd February

Work Party

Ironville Lock 4. 9.30am start; finish about 2.30pm. Bring warm clothing, lunch, loppers etc. Work continues on Pottery lock 3 area, and onwards towards Boat Dock lock 2. Please contact John Barker for more information

16th February

Social

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Dr Jo Smith Chief Executive of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, will talk about the work of the DWT in the Derwent Valley.

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

17th February

Work Party

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

March

3rd March

Work Party

Fortnightly Tuesday work party with Derbyshire County Council. Vegetation Clearance from Boat. Please contact John Barker for more information

16th March

Social

Stanton - Gone but not Forgotten

Stephen Flinders offers a well-illustrated talk on the history of the Stanton Ironworks.

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

17th March

Work Party

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

31st March

Work Party

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

April

7th April

Work Party

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

20th April

AGM

Annual General Meeting

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

21st April

Work Party

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

May

18th May

Social

The Midland Railway at Butterley

A talk by Stuart Smith

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

June

15th June

Social

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