I want my Canal back!

by Laura in Derby, England, United Kingdom


raised in 996 days



Following the success of our canal restoration crowdfunder, we are now accepting ongoing donations of support.

by Laura in Derby, England, United Kingdom

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Ian Bloor 11th July 2018

I used to play along the canal in Borrowash as a child, particularly around the Station Road/humpback bridge, top lock area.

Alan Voyle 10th July 2018

Good luck with this great project. I was born in Little Eaton but moved away from Derbyshire in 1947. My mum used to paddle a tin canoe in the Little Eaton branch in the 1920s. I remember it only as being filled in with refuse. It's a joy that some parts of the Derby network are being restored to life.

Kay Wood 9th July 2018

Can't wait for the dream to become reality with the Draycott stretch of the canal, so much hard work gone into it to get this far. Really hope you raise those last few pounds needed 😀

Simon Warner 8th July 2018

On regular visits to my parents I've seen the Sandiacre restorations and like a run past the Borrowash canal lock and the restored bridge, so I definitely want to donate to help see the canal back! Great work...

Andrew Scott 25th June 2018

I've been a member for quite a few years (15 I think) but I moved away from the Derby area. So, this is my way of contributing to a great cause.

David R Gould 23rd June 2018

The restoration of the Derby Canal is very important to me and I believe it will be an important amenity not just for boaters but for the residents of Derby and tourism as a whole.

Roger Ashmead 23rd June 2018

I like canals. The Derby & Sandiacre Canal would enhance the environment for so many people to enjoy, walkers, cyclists, horse riders, fishermen & boaters. It will make the best weekend touring ring in the country and put Derby on the boaters destination map. The sooner it is back in water the better it will be.

Let's make 'I want my Canal back!' happen

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