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Book Sale Plus at Hollingwood Hub

Sunday 8th May at Hollingwood Hub

* BOOK SALE
* DVD SALE
* LUCKY DIP FOR KIDS
* WIN A BOTTLE OF WHISKY
* FESTIVAL RAFFLE TICKETS


EVERYTHING FOR ONLY £1 EACH

COME, HAVE FUN AND SUPPORT THE CANAL RESTORATION

Summertime Sailings on John Varley

Lock Keeper's Table Cruises on John Varley

IWA National Trailboat Festival and Chesterfield Canal Festival 2016

We will be holding our Festival at Staveley Town Basin, S43 3XZ, on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It will be combined with the Inland Waterways Association National Trailboat Festival.

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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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Tapton Lock Visitor Centre under threat - please help

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre is under threat of closure.

It is run by the DCC Countryside Service and plays a massive part in attracting visitors to the canal, not least in hosting our John Varley tripboat. Were it to shut, it would be a huge blow to our project.

Derbyshire County Council is carrying out a consultation exercise until 6th May.

Click here to give your opinion online.

Please give your support and please tell others so they can add their support.

To listen to an article on Radio Sheffield about the closure, click here. It starts at 52:00. It features several of our volunteers, Cllr Dean Collins and Robin Stonebridge - the Chair of the Trust.

Tree cutting

3rd March  2016

Our boats are not just used for taking passengers. They also help with routine maintenance. To see when Python was helping the Canal & River Trust, click here; to see a Seth Ellis clean up, click here.

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