Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Is there a coal/diesel boat between Atherstone & Rugby?

Does anyone know if theres a diesel/coal boat operating between top of Atherstone and Rugby area, now that Gosty Hill isn't trading?  We'll be heading that way (slowly) and always try and buy diesel from a trading narrowboat where we can.  Please leave a comment or email me at  Thanks very much.


Jo Lodge said...

Not sure who is doing a long there now, but this site may help.

Jo x

Maffi said...

Unfortunately the simple answer is no. There is a coal yard at Atherstone and there is the boat yard at Nuneaton. You could also try at Trinity Marina Hinckley if you are not in a hurry.

Ian said...

Although not based at Atherstone, this may be of some interest to you/others. Whilst in the Plough at Huddlesford (on the Coventry Canal near Lichfield) last night, I noticed they were burning peat on their open fire. The supplier delivers coal, peat and diesel by boat and road to boaters, and had left a leaflet. I can advise the contact details as follows: Tel Chris 07921 694287 or 07902 851914, or Wharf Office 01543 414808.
That is the interesting bit, because it is the Streethay Wharf telephone number! They may be using a boat named Merchant. Ian.
PS the pub recommended the peat as it lasted longer than coal and was cleaner, but I don't know how it would be in a multi-fuel stove.

Sue Hunter said...

Thanks for the comments & emails re fuel boat. Jo - I had a look at lock13 web site couple days ago, but not sure how up to date it is - it says Hadar no longer trading. Handy to know tho. SUE

Sue Hunter said...

Thanks Maffi. Rothen's have delivered coal to us at the top of the Atherstone flight in the past. Will have to use boat yards for diesel, but we just liked to give our custom to a boat operator if possible. Don't like using Trinity as they were VERY anti-coal/diesel boats! Thanks again. Sue NB Beefur