See what our customers have said:
“The boat worked well for us as a family. The location is excellent with beautiful countryside and points of interest. It is also very good value.”
“WOW! What a perfect day!”
“Has been a really extremely relaxing and suitable for 2 elderly wheelchair users.”
“Fantastic service! We have all really enjoyed out day.”
“The facilities aboard the Lady are so easy with the wheelchair and takes out a lot of stress. This has been a very enjoyable and stress free day. The crew were excellent, very helpful and accommodating. Thank you for an enjoyable day.”
“Thank you so much. I’ve been boating for 40 years and your charity means I can continue for a few more years!”
“We came last year and had to come back.”
“A wonderful experience for our ladies and girls. Excellent facilities on board and very comfortable seats. Brian and Alex were fantastic hosts and allowed some of us to steer the boat which was a real treat. All in all a fantastic time and had by all and we would definitely do it all again.”
“Children really enjoyed it, a different experience.”
“We have been hiring the Shropshire Lass II regularly for a good few years now and each year feels like a new experience prompting us to book again next year.”
“Very well designed boat, easy to operate and handles well.”
“Great fun for all the family.”
“An excellent experience”
“Clean boat and very nice crew taking a lot of trouble to meet our needs.”
I really hope we can book for next year depending on my parents’ health – I will be in touch.
Many, many, thanks.”
We had the most amazing weekend, you remember the reason we all got together was in memory of my Dad, well we did him proud and although in parts it was emotional, the laughs and the stories outweighed the tears for sure. Life is so busy sometimes that its easy to lose touch with family that you don’t see often enough, was so lovely to put that right. 🙂
It’s a fantastic set up you have there and the organisation & running of it all appears to be seamless (on the outside anyways! I’m sure its not all plain-sailing… so to speak!!)
A couple of my cousins had never even been on a canal boat before and have been completely converted, well it is an addictive pastime after all 🙂
We’ll make Captains out of them yet!!
Thanks again Carole, you guys are Fabulous”
2015 was a record breaking year for the Trust!
Below are a few comments from our customers:
“The boat layout was ideal for our requirements.”
“Will be recommending you to all my friends.”
“It’s fun for everyone, wheelchair users alike.”
“Wonderful location, ideal setting, perfect for our group. This is our 23rd year!”
“We had a wonderful, relaxing, fun day, children, parents and grandparents…. fantastic for disabled to enjoy a day with family.”
“We had a lovely driver and his wife who made it a lovely day out for my 2 children who both took turns to drive the boat. Thank you!”
“To Steve and Richard, our wonderful volunteer skippers. Huge thanks from all of us – you looked after us SO well that I think we we’ll all be back!”
“Just to say a big thank you. We had a wonderful day on the Lad with Alex. He was a great helmsman and coped with all the ladies’ various attempts at steering! The disabled member of our group was especially pleased that she could be included on the trip so thank you.
I look forward to another trip one day.”
Canal Cruise – Ellesmere Widows’ Friendly Club (May 2015)
The boat docked at the Wharf at a quarter past ten,
In the capable hand of two Rotary men
We went on board with the help of a lift
Hoping the boat would not go adrift.
One or two bridges got bumped on the way,
Causing us to have a bit of a sway.
We chugged along at a steady speed
Then Peter served tea, to quench our need.
Two hours later, we arrived at the pub,
And enjoyed a meal of delicious grub.
Everyone we met along the way
Smiled and waved, it made our day.
My great Uncle perished on the renowned Titanic
So now and then, I got into a panic.
But there were no icebergs on the way back to Ellesmere
And the cruise ended safely with a whoop and a cheer!
“Just a few words to say a very big thank you for giving us the opportunity to have a wonderful holiday last week. The facilities and location are first class and to have a day on the boat just put the icing on the cake! Hopefully we will arrange another holiday next year and if it gives us half the enjoyment we had this year, we will be more than pleased.”