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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 3rd Sunday of every month, the lock cottage at Sandiacre is open for visitors. Come and have a look round the head quarters!

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    ECP&DA Chairman Retires

    At the ECP&DA AGM at Sandiacre lock cottages on the 21st May 2015, Howard Smith retired as chairman. Howard had held thid position for 23 years during which time he gained the respect and affection of the members.

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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 the 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.

  • 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.

  • The Erewash Canal

    1776 saw an act passed authorising the construction of a navigation from the junction of the rivers Soar and Trent to Loughborough. This prompted a group of landowners and businessmen from Derbyshire to explore the possibilities of a canal...

  • 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...

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 galleries to see the full collection.

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