Photo by John Hill
ERNEST THOMAS II
pictured at The Bratch Picnic site
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.
The boat is based adjacent to the Ceeders Club in Castlecroft Lane, Wolverhampton 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 elderly.
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.
THE SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE NARROWBOAT COMPANY LTD IS A REGISTERED CHARITY No. 1000868
Supported by voluntary contributions
Member of the National Community Boats Association