The South Staffordshire Narrowboat Company Limited operates "Ernest Thomas II" on
the Staffordshire & Worcestershire and Shropshire Union Canals, providing day trips
for the elderly, disabled and youth groups mainly within the South Staffs and West
Midland area, although it has been used by youth groups from much further afield.
boat is based adjacent to the Cee-Ders Club in Castlecroft Lane, Wolverhampton WV3
8JU and it is from here that most trips start and finish. Trips can be as short as
four hours or up to nine hours, although these longer trips may not be suitable for
The boat is equipped with a lift to enable those with mobility difficulties
to get down into the main cabin. There are toilet facilities, a galley and central
heating. All seating is flexible to accommodate individual groups.