Back Into Life! – 28 Narrow Boats Cruise into Wednesfield.

Good news for Wednesfield! Today the Wyrley and Essington Canal will be once more throbbing with the sound of 28 Narrow Boats taking part in the Walsall Campaign Cruise.

Tonight Sunday – All 28 Narrow Boats will be overnighting at the Bentley Bridge Moorings. This is good news for the Village, and for the canal as we get back to activity on this ancient waterway.

These are water borne tourists to our Village and our City. Work I undertook over the previous years, show that as an average the boats that tour and then moor here, spend on average around a £100 on food and provisions.

This is a great economic benefit to our traders. Please if you see them give the boaters a warm welcome.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more