Python at Braunston

Our historic boat Python will be taking a starring role in the Historic Boat Rally at Braunston Marina on 29th and 30th June. Along with its sister boat Panther, Python will be leading the celebrity opening. Ivor Caplan, Chair of the Inland Waterways Association, will be steering Panther whilst Audrey Smith OBE, former Chair of…

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Fish & Chip cruises

We are offering even more of our ever popular Fish & Chip cruises this year. All these cruises must be booked in advance by ringing 01629 533020.   Tapton Lock John Varley will be running two hour lunchtime Fish & Chip cruises from Tapton Lock on May 22nd, June 5th, June 19th, July 3rd and…

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Chesterfield Canal Trust appoints Development Manager

7th May  2019

The Chesterfield Canal Trust has appointed its first ever paid employee. Up to now the Trust has prided itself on being run entirely by volunteers, however the Trustees feel that this is the time to engage someone to work full-time on getting the remaining nine miles of the canal restored. The aim is to have the canal fully reopened by 2027, which will be the 250th Anniversary of its completion.

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Waterways in Progress

In February, Huckleberry Films came to Hollingwood Hub to do some interviews and get some footage for a video for the Inland Waterways Association. The premise of the video was to show that waterway restoration schemes are not just a means to an end; they have a life of their own and can bring quantifiable…

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Archaeological Dig part 3

7th April  2019 You may remember our Archaeological Dig in 2015, click here. Doubtless lots of you will remember the fabulous Last Cuckoo dig in 2017, click here. On the last day of the latter dig, we discovered the end of a third boat, but never had time to investigate further. Our Work Party has…

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