Friday, 7 March 2014


During February Erewash Writers' Group arranged three meetings for members.
At the beginning of the month there was the usual monthly meeting, where members discussed various aspects of creative writing after reading out contributions on the theme "Being Invisible." And entries were collected for the latest internal open writing competition.

The following week former Derbyshire Poet Laureate, Matt Black, led an enjoyable poetry workshop in connection with Erewash Museum's Changing Landscapes Project. Arrangements were made for members to forward their contributions for possible display at a later date.
Fortunately the weather was pleasant a few days later when there was a visit to the snowdrops at Hatton Hall followed by a drive round Carsington Water in a mini-bus hired out by the Community Fund.
For further details of this pro-active writing group, which meets once a month in Long Eaton, contact the secretary, Janet Devereux, on tel .no. 0115 8498 519.

The next meeting of the Long Eaton Heritage Society is on Thursday 13th March when Robert Mee will be giving a talk on Vic Hallam - one man and his company. This company was the leading producer of pre-fabricated buildings and much more in this country from the 1920s to the 1990s. Perhaps you worked there or knew someone who did so if you would like to hear more please come along to Sawley Church Hall 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. £2 at the door.
DERBY AND SANDIACRE CANAL SOCIETYThe last working party of February bought a large turn out of helpers, turning up as and when they could make it, all to assist with one of the last three working parties to be held at Draycott before the birds start to nest in the newly layered hedges. A lot of work has now been completed on the ground clearance, meaning that this Spring and Summer we will be able to get the grass cutter on both sides of the canal for the first time and reduce maintenance in the future and to ensure that this local amenity stays in good shape all year round.

Hedge laying continues with two teams aiming to meet in the middle, the extra help is beginning to show enhanced rewards and is appreciated. Next working party meets at Hopwell Road in Draycott, all equipment is supplied, meet on Sunday 9th March, help us to complete this task this year if at all possible.

Photograph shows the early morning crew getting ready for the days tasks. Contact us on our web page for further details.”