Canal exhibition in need of objects and pictures to show

Curators of an exhibition on the Chesterfield Canal are looking for owners of objects or photographs relating to the waterway who would be happy to have them go on public display.

The display will be part of the exhibition Life in North Nottinghamshire, to be held at Thoresby Hall, near Clumber Park, from February 18 to March 20.

A spokesman for the Chesterfield Canal Trust said: "We are keen to mount as varied a display as possible and so are appealing for contributions to supplement our own collection.

"Doubtless many people will have photographs of the canal.

"Old ones are often the most interesting, but there may be documents, maps, leaflets or artefacts like signs or parts of boats or locks.

"If you have anything that may be of interest, please email or ring 01246 434762.

"The trust will take great care anything that it receives on loan."

The Chesterfield Canal runs for 46 miles from the River Trent to the middle of Chesterfield, linking Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

The whole length of the canal can be walked on a towpath known as The Cuckoo Way.

Since 1989, more than 11 miles of the canal has been restored, along with 36 locks and 11 bridges, owing to work by the Chesterfield Canal Trust.