Author: Ian Potter

  • October Newsletter

    If you get the chance over the next few weeks, take a visit to the viaduct, as the Autumn colours are currently looking quite magnificent, especially in the early morning or late evening light.  We are so lucky to be living in an area with such a rich industrial and natural heritage. A lot of…

  • The Viaduct Welcomes Kimberley WI.

    The Viaduct Welcomes Kimberley WI.

    Today, 20th May 2018, saw the viaduct welcome 17 members of the Kimberley Women’s Institute, they were met by Ian Potter and Tina Corden.

  • AGM Minutes – 16th April 2018

    Friends of Bennerley Viaduct.
Annual General Meeting. 16th April 2018. The Gate Awsworth.

  • Friends Group at History Event.

    Drop in to St Mary’s Church in Ilkeston Market Square on Bank Holiday weekend where the IDLHS will be taking a different slant on the history of Ilkeston and district.  Look out for the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct display among the many other topics presented. The church is worth a look too. 

  • Joint Press Release from FoBV, RPL and Sustrans.

    PRESS RELEASE The Friends of Bennerley Viaduct, Railway Paths Limited and Sustrans have recently held a productive meeting to start the process of identifying possible options for a project, or projects, to achieve the aim of opening up the viaduct for public access and creating a link across it between the Erewash and Nottingham canals. …

  • Chairman's Report 2017-2018

    THE FRIENDS OF BENNERLEY VIADUCT CHAIRMAN’S REPORT  2017-2018 If the period covered by this report had ended with the calendar year on 31 December it would make for very different reading. It would show twelve months of effort, growth and partnership culminating in the achievement of very significant progress towards our ultimate aim – restoring…

  • Message from the Chairman

    A message from the Chairman Members are reminded that the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, April 16, at 7pm at the Gate Inn, Awsworth.    Members will have the opportunity to stand for a place on the committee and to propose resolutions.  These must be done in advance…


    The Bennerley Viaduct project, which has caught the imagination of the communities of the Erewash Valley over the last couple of years, will not be going ahead as planned.

  • Viaduct Workday – June 14th 2017

    Viaduct Workday – June 14th 2017

    Scaffold being erected for repairs to abutment brickworks, digging out of pier 4 and visits from the Chief Executive of Heritage Lottery Fund, Ros Kerslake, Erewash Museum and Streetside who put up a banner made by the young people showcasing the viaduct.

  • Support from Anna Soubry MP.

    Support from Anna Soubry MP in her latest newsletter to residents. ‘Bennerley viaduct – a great project gets off the ground I am delighted to support a project to reopen the Bennerley Viaduct near Awsworth. The charity Sustrans will bid for £4 million of Heritage Lottery funds to reopen the Viaduct which is 400m long…