2018-09-09T12:33:01+00:00September 9th, 2018|News|

by Kerry Green Many passengers ask about Birdswood’s electric power system Many passengers ask about Birdswood’s electric power system Birdswood is powered by lead-acid wet cell batteries. These are made up of individual 2V cells contained in two tanks located [...]

AGM 2018

2018-03-21T22:56:05+00:00March 21st, 2018|News|

AGM 2018 The Friends Of The Cromford Canal who owns and operates Birdswood will be having its AGM on the 16th April at 7:30pm at Ironville Village Hall. Followed by an engineering update from George Rogers Free Admission [...]

Brian Blessed

2017-10-10T08:09:27+00:00October 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+00:00August 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 [...]

New Boat Masters

2017-07-31T18:16:20+00:00July 31st, 2017|News|

Congratulations to Bob Brown and Kerry Green who have passed the Maritime & Coastguard Authority (MCA) Boat Masters Exam and are now qualified to take out Birdswood with passengers aboard. This is not an easy exam, they have to put [...]

Comic Relief Grant Award

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

It is with great pleasure that The Friends of Cromford Canal can announce we have been awarded a Comic Relief grant for the appointment of a Volunteer Recruitment Worker.  This grant was secured with the assistance of Foundation Derbyshire www.foundationderbyshire.org.  The [...]

Derbyshire Heritage Awards 2016

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

The Friends of Cromford Canal (FCC) was presented with the Judges’ Special Award at the Derbyshire Heritage Awards 2016 at Crich Tramway Museum on 7th October. It was awarded to recognise the contribution of FCC volunteers in restoring the Cromford Canal [...]

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