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Brian Blessed

2017-10-10T08:09:27+00:00 October 10th, 2017|News|

Congratulations to Our President All of the 25,000 plus passengers who have had the pleasure of a cruise on Birdswood will have heard our President, the actor Brian Blessed, making the required recorded safety announcement advising passengers of safety procedures [...]

“Art Afloat”

2017-08-05T00:35:01+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Education, News, Things To Do|

"Art Afloat" A new initiative called Art Afloat is being trialled by a couple of volunteers looking to extend the use of Birdswood as a classroom. MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 10.30am - 4.30pm 'On the Cut' linocut printmaking masterclass with Eric [...]

Weighbridge Office and FCC Shop – Update

2017-05-09T08:38:55+00:00 February 15th, 2016|News|

Sales in the new shop at the weighbridge office have been steady and many members of the public have come into the shop to make enquiries about Birdswood and the FCC. It’s an excellent addition to the Wharf and the charity. [...]

Heritage Narrow Boat Birdswood

2017-05-09T08:38:55+00:00 January 17th, 2016|News|

Heritage narrow boat Birdswood was built just before WW2. Now in her eighth decade, she found a new lease of life in 2013 operating public cruises from Cromford Wharf and carried over 5,000 passengers last year. Birdswood is run by volunteers [...]

We Have Lift Off

2017-05-09T08:38:55+00:00 January 17th, 2016|News|

by Mike Harrison - all photos by Hugh Potter It is now over two years since Birdswood came to Cromford Wharf and the boat was due for its biennial out of water survey by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). [...]

About Birdswood

2017-05-09T08:38:55+00:00 January 13th, 2016|About|

Strangely, the story of Birdswood starts with a bit of railway history.  With the coming of the railways in the 1840’s, many canals found it impossible to compete and some decided to cut their losses and sold out to the [...]

Father Christmas visits Cromford Canal

2017-05-09T08:38:55+00:00 January 10th, 2016|News|

The Santa Specials where mould wine and delicious cakes were served before a visit to see Father Christmas in the back cabin were run throughout December and were a great success.  We put on extra trips this year due to demand [...]

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