Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd
The name of Thomas Clayton is probably best known in canal carrying circles for the colourful fleet of narrowboats that were some of the last to trade on a regular basis around the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN). The business also had a major involvement at the southern end of the Grand Union Canal and at one time its boats traded widely over many other parts of the inland waterways network.
In Issue 1 - Spring 2006 Alan Faulkner marked the 40th anniversary of Clayton's ceasing carrying with a 12-page feature, from which this fleet list is taken. It has been amended to include the additional information provided by Chris Jones in the Letters pages of the Summer Issue of Narrowboat.