About us

Please note that we have now sold our business to 

Charlton Whitehouse Fuels Ltd, of Oldbury, West Midlands.

Tel: 0121 544 3595.

They have undertaken to make deliveries of solid fuel and gas by road to all our existing customers, together with servicing boaters on the move in our old stomping grounds. 

They also offer a wholesale service to boatyards, marinas, coal-boats etcetera, to maintain that aspect of our business.

I have dealt with them for many years, and have no hesitation in recommending their services. Actually, I will be working for them through the winter on a part-time basis so will still see many of my old customers.

I have decided to leave the rest of this website as it is for the foreseeable future. Please feel free to have a browse through it - there is plenty to look at and I’m sure that you will find at least some of it of interest.

Cheers, 

John Jackson.


About us

We are John and Jenny Jackson and we deliver coal and smokeless fuels along the canals of England using our narrowboat, “Roach". We are approved coal merchants and offer both wholesale and retail services on our extensive range of solid fuels. 

We also offer deliveries by road throughout the Midlands and the North West.

We are particularly keen on offering very good “summer discounts” to customers who wish to stock up in the summer months. Please feel free to ring and ask for prices.

We established our business in 1994, and have been trading continuously ever since. 

If you wish to contact us, or to order coal then telephone 

07885 284812 

or contact us by email here 


The following canals are regularly visited by us:

Staffs & Worcs Canal

B.C.N. Main Line together with the Netherton Tunnel Branch, Soho Loop (for Hockley Port).

Worcester & Birmingham Canal

River Severn/Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Droitwich Canals

Shropshire Union Canal (Wolverhampton to Barbridge) including the Middlewich Branch

Trent & Mersey Canal (Preston Brook to Great Haywood)

River Weaver (via Anderton Boat Lift)

Macclesfield Canal/Upper Peak Forest Canal


We also visit other canals to fulfil specific orders; we can arrange delivery almost anywhere!

Please have a look round our website by using the navigation buttons at the top of the page.




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