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  • Next Open Day: Sunday 1 December - 11:00am to 3:00pm
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    Open Days

    The Lock Cottage at Sandiacre is open on the third Sunday of every month pus Bank Holidays and extra days in December. Come and have a look around the historic cottages.

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    Boat Folk

    Come along to the Sandiacre Lock Cottages and listen to the incredible sounds of the Boat Folk

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    Father Christmas

    Come and celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Sandiacre Lock Cottages and meet Father Christmas between 10:30am and 3:30pm

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    Matt & Julia

    Come along to the Sandiacre Lock Cottages and listen to the incredible sounds from Matt & Julia

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    Meg & Paul

    Come along to the Sandiacre Lock Cottages and listen to the incredible sounds from Meg & Paul

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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