Learn about the Chesterfield Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 December 2018

THERE is the chance to learn about the history and restoration of the Chesterfield Canal.

John Lower will present 'The History and Restoration of the Chesterfield Canal' at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on Wednesday 13th March at 7.30pm.

breaking through norwoodWork still required

This will comprise of an illustrated journey along the beautiful and historic Chesterfield Canal. On the way we will discover its history, the 12 miles of restoration already completed and what work is still required to once again link Chesterfield with the Trent. (The photograph shows breaking through into Norwood Tunnel.)

We will also learn about the varied activities of the Chesterfield Canal Trust and its more than 1700 members.

Volunteer since 1981

John Lower has been a volunteer on the Chesterfield Canal since 1981, most recently involved in the construction of a replica wooden horse-drawn narrowboat of a type unique to the Chesterfield Canal. He is a well-known writer of waterway guides and magazine articles.

Tickets are £8.40 with concessions £6.90

Each ticket price includes a £1.20 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same.