Our new tripboat, John Varley II, does lots of special trips from Tapton Lock.
4th June 2016
Today was the start of Dawn Rose's epic journey from Shireoaks to the River Trent and back.
The first group were the Friends of Woodlands and Coachwood Green, plus a couple of volunteers from McDonald's.
If you know nothing about the Dawn Rose Boat Pull, click here to get up to speed.
All profits from these items go towards the Restoration of the Chesterfield Canal.
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.
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.
Our Festival proved to be a fantastic hit with around 10,000 people attending over the two days.