The Chesterfield Canal Trust has run Santa Special cruises for decades. This year, our tripboat Seth Ellis will be running them from the Chequers Inn at Ranby on 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th and 23rd December.
The canal junction that was crucial to the Houses Of Parliament project. Christine Richardson, historian at The Chesterfield Canal Trust tells us more.
The Chesterfield Canal in Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire is owned and managed by the Canal & River Trust. This is a charity that covers 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, together with reservoirs and a wide range of heritage buildings and structures in England and Wales.
A new exhibition at The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire reveals the life of the elusive 5th Duke of Portland who owned the historic Welbeck estate during the Victorian era. The 5th Duke was an unusual figure in high society, and many myths and legends have grown around his memory.
This creative couple first spotted the Pump House whilst trawling the internet looking for inspiration for an unusual building project. They were both keen to find a ruin or land that they could use as a foundation on which to create something unique, marrying their creative passions.
Few people are aware of this fascinating facet to Nottingham’s heritage and core. The city’s network of caves is the largest in the UK, including the only cave tannery in the country.
Just three miles west of Mansfield, this super short walk offers beautiful views over some of Nottinghamshire’s most historical and unspoilt villages.
Lord George Gordon Byron was born on 22nd January 1788 at Holles Street, London. The son of Captain John ‘Mad Jack’ Byron and his second wife, the former Catherine Gordon.
The original idea for the canal was put forward by businessmen in and around Chesterfield. They wanted to find a more reliable and efficient way of moving their produce to other markets. Chief amongst these were heavy goods like lead, from the Peak District mines, and coal from Staveley and Killamarsh. By far the best way to carry such goods was by river, but the nearest port was Bawtry on the River Idle, over 30 miles away.