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Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

Running straight through the centre of our community, past two pubs, two schools and only a few hundred metres from all the shops and facilities, the "Staffs. and Worcestershire" brings hundreds of visitors to Penkridge every year.
One or two of our residents actually came here by Canal.

There are several wharfs and marinas in our parish and the narrow boat is a very common sight during the summer months, as they negotiate the two or three locks through Penkridge.   There is even a very, very large boat being built in Penkridge which is destined for travelling on continental canals one day.  It is far too large for the English canal system.  Do you know where it is?

On these pages we will bring you all the news about our canal, it's history and it's people.  News also about how you can travel on this canal, fish in the canal and walk and cycle the towpaths along the canal.
Sorry - no swimming in the canal! 

Will anyone out there help me by gathering the information?  Contact the webmaster with details - its all FREE!

British Waterways have a brand new comprehensive Web Site 
Click here to take you to the Penkridge section of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal and you can then explore the rest of the canal system 

Teddesley Boat Company have a Wharf along the Teddesley Road at Park Gate Lock, Penkridge ST19 5RH. 
Traditional Boats for Hire! Weekly and Short Breaks Repairs/Servicing/Cranage/Moorings/Hard Standing
DIY/Hull Blacking/CabinRepainting
Tel: 01785 714692  Fax: 01785 714894

Their web site is at:

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Tom's Wharf by "The Boat Inn" on the Cannock Road, Penkridge 

Contact details and further information

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Viking Afloat (Gailey) have their base at Gailey Wharf adjacent to the Watling Steet (A5).
Narrowboat holidays

Phone: 01905 610660 Fax: 01905 616715

They have a web site at:

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3rd July 2002 - The Boat Inn lock, Penkridge
"A couple of Yorkshire folks!" passing through

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Otherton Boat Haven
Mooring, Servicing and Boat Sales
Otherton Hall Farm, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5NX
Tel: 01785 712515  Fax: 01785 713849
Mobile: 07966 184182
Viewing by appointment only

Information please of
any other company or interest that is dependent on the Canal

plus details of local Angling Clubs whose members fish the canal

Bevan Craddock 2003