Work Party with Derbyshire County Council - more details to follow when we have them
Discovery Days - 2nd/3rd November
The annual World Heritage Site Discovery Days Festival - the FCC contribution at Cromford Wharf with numerous activities including the
OFFICIAL OPENING OF BIRDSWOOD
Birdswood Opening - 3rd November
During the Discovery Days celebrations, the new FCC trip boat 'Birdswood' will be officially launched by our Patron, Julian Richards, at 1pm.
The FCC Sales stand will be at these events:
9th November Somercotes Heritage Day
23rd/24th November Pots n' Pix, Ambergate
'Across Alaska in Winter' - 18th November
Our monthly social evening will be presented by Andrew Heading. Ironville Church Hall, 7.30pm, £2.00. Bar and Raffle
FCC Christmas Social - 2nd December
Our annual Christmas Social featuring the Red Lion Band and a pie & pea supper
BIRDSWOOD TRIPS NOW RUNNING
Thankfully, the Coot has now vacated its nest and at the boat has started public trips. We are running with trips running at 10.30 am and 2.00 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays, though this will change after the discovery days to winter operating times! Please note no public trips will be running on Wednesday 13th November due to a private charter.
Due to issues beyond the control of the FCC, we cannot currently run our full intended service to wind at High Peak Junction, so trips are going to the Swing Bridge and then reversing back. Therefore we are initially offering the trips at a reduced fare.
See the boat section of the website here
Birdswood being craned out of the water at Langley Mill prior to her journey to Cromford Wharf. Our thanks to Brian Dominic for this photo - more images and a full report to follow shortly
06/07/2013 Trip Boat section added
The new Trip Boat section of the website has been added. Some work remains, so keep looking back. See here
11/02/2013 FCC Constitution added
The formal constitution of the Friends of the Cromford Canal has been added to the 'about' pages, including full details of the changes proposed for the AGM. See here
The Friends of the Cromford Canal is a charitable organisation whose aim is to see the restoration of the historic Cromford Canal for the benefit of the general public. We advocate and promote its restoration to navigation, connected to the national inland waterway system, and the conservation, use, maintenance, and development of the canal, buildings, towing path, structures, craft and environment now or previously associated with the canal to its fullest use for appropriate commercial and recreational purposes and to preserve this valuable historical heritage.
On this site we would like to invite you to explore the Cromford Canal and its history. We will also offer you some
insight into the work we are doing to preserve and restore the canal.