Councillor Phil Bateman said – I am pleased to announce that Wednesfield will once again have The Explorer Cruise arriving in Bentley Bridge and mooring in the Bentley Arm . The Explorer Cruise team which will be made up of 21 Narrow Boats will be leaving Walsall on the morning of Tuesday 22nd May cruising our most wonderful Wyrley and Essington Canal and arriving sometime in the afternoon, in Wednesfield.
The Explorer Cruise will overnight in Wednesfield.
I do hope that if Wednesfield Business and residents who meet these tourists in the Village, or shopping or in our Pubs and Restaurants, will make them feel happy and at home here! There will be around 40 persons and they will be spending their hard earned cash in our Village. This Narrow Boat Cruise is a great resource for Wednesfield, it is estimated that in the course of a year more than £20,000 is spent by boaters in our Village of Wednesfield.
Plus we have made some great converts to Wednesfield history and our fight to make the Wyrley & Essington canal a Local Nature Reserve, from these boaters visiting the Village.
Our history and the great Battle of Wodensfield in 910AD when the Danes were defeated by the Saxon army – enthrals them.
The 220 year old canal is a heritage trail in its own right, and these Narrow Boat boaters just love the way the ‘curley-wurley’ look’s and wildlife that lives along and in our canal.
Make them welcome folks and come and take a few photo’s of the boats when they moor up. They will continue their cruise through the Midlands on the 23rd May…..