South Staffordshire Narrowboat Co Ltd




National Community Boats Association

Operating the Ernest Thomas II Narrowboat

Providing day trips for the elderly, disabled & youth groups

Bookings: 01902 896 733


Ernest Thomas II below The Bratch Locks

South Staffordshire Narrowboat Company
The Queens Award for Voluntary Service








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Ernest Thomas II moored at Dimmingsdale

Ernest Thomas II moored at The Cee-Ders Club Wolverhampton WV3 8JU



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 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 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.

©  South Staffordshire Narrowboat Co Ltd 2016 Registered Charity No 1000868


Supported by voluntary contributions


Member of the National Community Boats Association