History and Restoration of the Chesterfield Canal

Published: Tuesday, 05 February 2019

AN ILLUSTRATED journey along the Chesterfield Canal is to be given in March by John Lower.

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. We will also learn about the varied activities of the Chesterfield Canal Trust and its more than 1,700 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.

This will be held at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th March.

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