LOCAL charity touring narrowboat the Pamela May recently completed a first by taking a family around the Worcester canal ring.

The boat, which is owned by the Droitwich Waterways Trust and usually takes tourists on short pleasure cruises along the canal, completed the picturesque 21 mile circuit of canalways, which has only opened again in recent months.

The trip took a full weekend, with the Pamela May travelling down to Worcester via the River Severn, and mooring for the night at Worcester Marina while the passengers and crew went home to sleep, before leaving the city on the Worcester Birmingham canal and returning to Droitwich via Hanbury wharf.

Sandy Laird from the Droitwich Waterways Trust, said: “The planning and management of the whole operation went smoothly and safely, and it was a memorable and exciting trip for all who took part.”