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


Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd

Major Event

Scarecrow Festival

FCC is supporting Arkwright Society's annual event with a weekend of entertainment based around the Gothic Warehouse on Cromford Wharf. The Nottingham Model Boat Club will be displaying their wonderful radio controlled boats around the wharf, and Birdswood will be operating full size horse-drawn boat trips. Inside the warehouse (free entry) will be displays of tradtional 'rose and castle' painting, historic photographs, canal water colours and much more. 10am to 5pm both days


Monday 21st

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