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Please vote for our Community Archaeology Project

Andy Robinson has applied for a grant from the Aviva Community Fund for an archaeological dig in Staveley next summer. It's possible that we may unearth a Cuckoo boat.
You can vote for it to be one of the winning projects by clicking here.

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Tunnel video

Enormous numbers of people have already seen our page about the opening of the Norwood Tunnel. If you haven't seen it yet, click here.

David Morris has now edited the video that we took. To watch it, click here.

To watch it full screen, click the symbol to the right of HD at the bottom.

Santa Special Cruises 2016

On all our Santa Special Cruises, there is a present for every child and a mince pie and a drink for every adult.  £7 per person.

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Christmas Cards

We have some new Christmas cards.

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C&RT winter stoppage programme

The Canal & River Trust, after extensive consultation, has published its 2016/17 Winter Stoppage programme.

There are five tranches of work planned on the Chesterfield Canal between 4th January and 17th March at locations including West Stockwith, Retford, Bracebridge (Worksop), Turnerwood and Thorpe Salvin.

You can read more about these works and see the planned timetable by downloading this PDF document from the CRT website. (For info., lock 23 is immediately below Thorpe Top Treble).

Please note that this only shows proposed works by the Canal & River Trust. We expect stoppages on the Derbyshire section in the New Year at Works Road Bridge (Hollingwood) and the flood lock at St Helena's, but do not have dates yet.

All known works appear on our Stoppages page and also on our Forthcoming Events pages.

Works at Whitsunday Pie Lock in 2013. Photo by Ian Mather

New refreshment opportunity at Hollingwood

Nona's Coffee Shop at Hollingwood Hub has reverted five day opening.

It will be open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. However all is not lost.

Val Alvey and Ruth Girling have stepped into the breach and are running a pop-up café. It will be running on Mondays and Tuesdays. This is a volunteer effort, with all profits going to the Trust.

Val and Ruth demonstrate their wares .....

..... Hazel and Kath sell them.