About Friends of President
The objectives of the “Friends” shall be to preserve and promote the use of the steam narrow boat “President” and butty “Kildare” and any associated vessels in conjunction with its owners and in furtherance of the said objective to use “President” and “Kildare” for the promotion of the inland waterways and in particular the work of the Black Country Museum Trust Limited and to raise monies for the said trust, in relation thereto.

We do this by maintaining  and operating both President and Kildare on behalf of the Black Country Living Museum.

We are always happy to welcome new members , whether you are only able to help us financially or explore the delights of crewing the boats out on the cut or just talking to the public at shows we attend. Also we are always looking for help maintaining the boats over the winter, any time you could give us would be welcome.

We also try and keep our supporters informed as to what is happening with our newletter “195”.

So, if not a member, please think about supporting these unique boats by visiting the ‘How to Join’ page of the website.