Shop front in the summer

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Fish and chips anyone?

I did offer this a couple of weeks ago, but as it happened we did fill all the seats by the Friday, I am doing the same for this Friday, that is offering the seats at a really good price of £20.00 for the two seats including fish and chips of course, these might book up as they did do last time so if you are interested in a nice three hour evening cruise with fish and chips thrown in then call us as soon as you can, just quote me and the blog to get the discount..

Sunday, 20 July 2014

It's been a busy weekend at Norbury this weekend. Yesterday wasn't one of the best days for turning the hire fleet around because of the torrential rain that Ange explained in her blog yesterday.

Today has been the complete opposite... The sun has been shining all day, it's been glorious, but I must admit that the heat is a little too intense to be working in. I have been close to ditching the steel toe cap boots and black shirt!

The Shropshire Star has been operating one hour long public trips today starting at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. All three day boats have been out today and all returned in one piece.

There's been a number of old boats through over the weekend. They are all heading down to Audlem for the annual Tranport Festival which is held there. More details can be found here. I'll be heading down there towards the end of the week to enter into the festivities with my own boat.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

soaking wet

well as the title suggests we have had an awful lot of rain here at norbury today.
we had 3 day boats out this morning, they all turned up late....obviously watching the weather. it dried up a little bit around 10.30 and they all returned on time and without issues.
we also had 3 hire boats return back to us this morning, all had a great time, no issues other than the weather was too
we have turned 2 boats around today....summer wine and princess and we have also seen out python, phoebe, phantom, ember and wharf cottage.
the weather has been absolutely horrendous. denise has been on holiday this week which has left sylvia in the tea room, jess, mrs handbag and mandy cleaning. i had to go out and give a hand yesterday with all the washing and today with stripping and making beds. customers have been watching the weather and we have booked 3 boats for today this week so we have had a very busy day along with wharf cottage.
i have cleaned the shropshire star this morning as it has returned from a fish and chip cruise last night, ready for a 3 hour cruise at 3 pm, return at 6 pm then mandy has cleaned it and it has gone out this evening at 7 pm for the fish and chip cruise.
mick (handbag) has turned all the boats around today, bernard has done all the engineering and peter has done all the internal checks on the boats and wharf cottage.
when i left the boat this morning i realised that i had left my hooded jacket at work yesterday, i borrowed marks jacket to keep my back dry and put a carrier bag on my i was the laughing stock when i arived at work....i was dry....but i don't know why i bothered with the hood later, it was so muggy, my hair was soaking wet....phil decided he was going to towel dry it, i asked him not to do it as i didn't have a brush, he decided to style me with a comb....pmsl, my hand soon shot through my hair.
all in all we have had very, very busy day here at norbury today....until next time....byeeeeeeeeee ange.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Cheap Dry dock offer!

We have a slot available on our dry dock for the 23rd July for blacking and we are offering a 15% discount for the first person to ring up and book the slot, so if you were having a 57 foot boat blacked using International Intertuff then the saving would be £100, to take advantage of this call either Simon or David now on 01785 284292, dont forget that this is a one off offer and its first come first served!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who contacted us regarding moving a boat from Burton to Norbury, which has now been organised.

Regards, David Ray

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Free boating holiday

FREE boating holiday anyone? we have a 70ft boat in Burton on Trent that needs to be moved next week up to Norbury Junction. For more details email

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Fish'n'chip cruise offer not to be missed

Its not very often we have any seats left on our popular fish 'n' chip cruise but this Saturday we do have a few seats left, so we are offering them for the amazing price of £20.00 for two people, the normal price is £50.00 for two so £20.00 is a bargain, there is only a few seats left so be quick, give us a call to book your place.