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Wine, Beer, Ice Cream and Fish & Chip cruises on John Varley

Our new tripboat, John Varley II, does lots of special trips from Tapton Lock.

Apart from those below, click here and click here.






Afternoon Cream Tea Cruises from Hollingwood Hub

Chesterfield Canal Trust Sales

All profits from these items go towards the Restoration of the Chesterfield Canal.

You can order by post from Jan Warsop. Email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will get back to you with relevant information. Please make cheques made payable to Chesterfield Canal Trust. Please add £2 for postage and packing whatever the size of order except where stated.

Many of these items are on sale on Ebay with one of our Members. You can see them by clicking here. Please note that in this eclectic collection, only those items marked *CHARITY* are for the Trust.

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Flotilla photos and videos

On Monday 30th May, following the Trailboat Festival, a flotilla of our five tripboats, Python and lots of the trailboats cruised from Staveley Town Basin towards Chesterfield. All reached Tapton Lock, most reached Tapton Mill Bridge, several reached the River Rother. The latter group included Seth Ellis, making it the only tripboat to have cruised every navigable inch of the canal in its current state of restoration.

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Trailboat Festival in pictures and videos

Our Festival proved to be a fantastic hit with around 10,000 people attending over the two days.

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