Press releases

Canal volunteers helped by Python

5th November  2016

The Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held their Bonfire Bash on the Chesterfield and Cromford canals at the start of November. Over 70 volunteers came for this annual weekend event.

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Royal British Legion launch Poppy Appeal aboard Hugh Henshall

31st October  2016

Press release by the Worksop Branch of the Royal British Legion

This year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal commenced on Saturday, October 29th and collections will be taken until November 12th.

The Chair of Bassetlaw District Council, Cllr Jim Anderson, the Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Royal British Legion, Andy Gregory, and the Chair of the Chesterfield Canal Trust, Robin Stonebridge, joined members of Worksop Royal British Legion, volunteers and members of the public for this very special launch at the Lock Keeper pub in Worksop.

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Local people invited to explore collapsed canal tunnel for the first time in a century

23rd August  2016

Canal & River Trust Press Release

Local people are for the first time being given the opportunity to venture underground and explore a 240 year old canal tunnel which has been abandoned since it collapsed over a century ago. 

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New tripboat named by PCC

Alan Charles (right) and Robin StonebridgeThe Chesterfield Canal Trust’s new tripboat was officially named by the outgoing Police & Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Alan Charles, at Staveley Town Basin. It is called John Varley II. The new PCC, Hardyal Singh Dhindsa, also attended the event, which was held in pouring rain.

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Decision taken on DCC Countryside Visitor Centres

27th September  2016

Press Release from Derbyshire County Council

Proposals to close Tapton Lock Visitor Centre near Chesterfield have been scrapped by Derbyshire County Council.

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McDonald’s Clean-Up

22nd June  2016

A group of over 30 employees from three local McDonald’s stores did a massive clean-up on the Chesterfield Canal on 21st June.

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All Aboard - Chesterfield Canal Prepares to host National Trailboat Festival

10th May  2016

This is a Press Release from Derbyshire County Council.


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