We are pleased to be holding a rally to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the ECP&DA and also the 45th anniversary of the reopening of the Great Northern Basin over Spring Bank Holiday weekend 26-28th May 2018, over 100 boats will be moored along the Erewash Canal and in the Great Northern Basin, Langley Mill NG16 4AA
The rally will have an array of attractions providing a fun day out for all the family. Many boats including leisure, trade, heritage and working narrowboats are expected and there will be a wide range of craft stalls and activities plus a real ale beer tent on site.
The rally is free to the public between 10:00 and 16:30 over the three days.
ECP&DA would like to hear from boaters, traders, charities and local groups who are interested in joining us for the weekend.
Download your booking form:
Trade Stalls Trade Boats Historic Boats Pleasure Boats
Trade Boats attending:
Flavoursafloat - Origin Coffee Beans & Ground Roast Coffees, Flavoured Coffees & Speciality Teas & associated gifts. Product only - we do not serve drinks.
Reverie Canal Trading Co - Bespoke metal fabrication & natural wax candles, hand crafted aboard our historic narrowboat butty Lyra.
Roger Witham (n/b Blue Belle) - Original Paintings, Drawings and greetings cards.
NB Lollipop - The floating sweet shop
NB Tupelo - The Ice Cream boat - selling ice creams, waffles and soup
NB Lois Jane - The Pen Makers Boat - hand turning and selling Ballpoint, Rollerball and Fountain Pens
Chesterfield Canal Trust's new wooden Cuckoo Boat - Dawn Rose
Shreck the Workhorse - come along and meet Shreck in his boat pulling gear
Historic Boats attending, some of these will be displayed in Langley Mill Basin:
Fellows Morton & Clayton's (FMC) Joshers - Trout (built 1936); Dove (built 1925); Python (built 1929); Plover (built 1915)
Grand Union Canal Carrying Company (GUCCC) - Small Northwich Star Class butty Lyra (built 1935)(see Traders); Star Class motor Enceladus (built 1935); Town Class motors Chertsey (built 1937); Purton (built 1936); Bath (built 1936) and Renfrew (built 1936); Large Northwich motor Whitby (built 1937) and butty Grimsby (FMC - built 1910)
Elizabeth - a historic boat converted in 1936 on the Trent. The hull is a FMC dayboat.
Stewarts & Lloyds Tug No.2 (built 1935) in 1940 previously owned by and worked for Stanton Ironworks as Stanton No.51 on the Erewash Canal
London, Midland Scottish Railway Co. (LMS) Station Boat Tebay
Note - Oct '17: We will accept more historic boat bookings but please note you will not be moored in the basin but will be below the lock along the Erewash Canal with the visiting pleasure boats.