- September 06, 2019
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 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.
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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.
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.