Category: The FoBV

  • World Monument Fund visit Viaduct

    World Monument Fund visit Viaduct

    Representatives from The World Monument Fund Visit Bennerley Viaduct

  • 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.

  • 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. …

  • Lapwing Event

    Lapwing Event

    Lapwing Event. This is a free guided walk by Jim Steele celebrating the beauty of the creatures that live near the viaduct. meet in Newtons Lane Car Park, off Shilo Way at 10:00am on Sunday April 23rd.

  • Raleighing Around the Iron Giant.

    Raleighing Around the Iron Giant.

    The Raleigh company has been around for a long time, but not quite as long as the Bennerley Viaduct! The cycle maker started its life on Raleigh Street in 1885, once had a works in Ilkeston and now has its main showroom and distribution centre in Eastwood just a short bike ride away from the…

  • Greenwood Community Awards 2016

    This event was held at Swancarr Farm at Trowell on the 11th July 2016 and relates to projects started or undertaken in 2015. Members of the Friends group were pleased to attended and we collected the award for ‘Heritage Volunteer Group’. Thank you to Greenwood Community Trust. Click on an image to view.

  • Bennerley Viaduct Exhibition at Erewash Museum

    As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded ’Rediscovering Bennerley Viaduct’ project we’re holding an exhibition at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston. The exhibition opened last week and runs until 30 August. See the attached flyer for more information.

  • Bennerley Viaduct Exhibition

    At the Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston. DE7 5JA All details on poster below.