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  • Next Open Day: Sunday 20 October - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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    Queens Award for Voluntary Services

    We are delighted to announce we have won this most prestigious award

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    East Midlands Charity Awards 2019

    Wow - we actually got a Highly Commended award!

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    The Great Northern Basin at Langley Mill

    At the head of the Erewash Canal is Langley Mill where the Great Northern Basin is situated.

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    Open Days

    The Lock Cottage at Sandiacre is open this Sunday 20th October where you can view and buy from 'The Jim Stevenson collection of Ships and Boats In Bottles that Float'. Come and have a look around the historic cottages.

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    Green Flag Award for the Erewash Canal

    We are delighted to announce that the Canal & River trust have won this most prestigious award for the Erewash Canal

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Welcome to the Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Assocation

In 1968 the Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association was formed in response to a threat by the British Waterways Board to close the canal. In just five years following its formation the ECP&DA not only saved the canal but also restored Langley Bridge lock and the Great Northern basin and swing bridge. This was celebrated by an opening ceremony and their first boat rally at Langley Mill in 1973. In 1983 the Erewash canal was upgraded to Cruising Waterway Standard by British Waterways.

  • Sandiacre Lock Cottages

    Sandiacre Lock cottages are the last remaining lock cottages on the Erewash Canal. Adjacent to the lock chamber a cottage and stable were provided for the lengthsman. A second cottage and toll house were added when the Derby canal was opened in 1796.

  • Canal Guide

    For Sale! Gateway to the Erewash Canal guide book! A very useful and informative 20 page handbook detailing the history and what you can find on the Erewash Canal. To purchase one of these booklets please...

  • The Erewash Canal & History of ECP&DA

    The ECP&DA was formed in 1968 in response to the threat of closure of the Erewash canal by the British Waterways Board. Some of the original participants are still involved in the association, which is still active today.

Erewash Canal Galleries

We have a number of photo galleries of various events relating to the ECP&DA. Please click a gallery below to view the photos or click 'View More Galleries' to see the full collection.

© Copyright 2015 Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association by Matt Parrott