ASC Phillips for Brockweir,, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
For reliable, comfortable professionally organised group travel services in Monmouthshire and surrounding areas, call ASC Phillips. Whatever size of group you need to move, they can be accommodated in modern, well equipped vehicles, driven by experienced, DBS checked drivers. The vehicles avaible are:
- Minibuses, 8-16 seat
- 36 Seat coach with luggage space
- 53 Seat executive coach with luggage space
- 70 Seat coach with luggage space
53 Seat Luxury Coach, Reclining Seat Detail
Spacious and airy inside, this 53 seater coach is ideal for transporting a large group of people who need quiet, comfortable travel so that they can get on with some work or quiet discussion on the way.
All the seats are fitted with seat belts, they all recline, and all have their own adjustable reading light and air conditioning outlet.
There are facilities for tea and coffee on board as well as a toilet for essential comfort breaks without causing disruption.
In front of the Quay House there is a screw and shaft (a propelling mechanism)which is reputed to have come from the Belle Marie, which in 1914 became the last boat to sail to Brockweir.
Built in Gloucester in 1860 it was Brockweir's 'market boat' and carried local produce to Bristol on a weekly basis between 1898-1912.
Before the cast iron road bridge was built in 1904-6, only one narrow road led into the village and access was usually achieved by water, with a ferry-taking travelers to and from the Welsh bank.
Many of the buildings had river connections, acting as warehouses and although today only one public house remains, there were once 16 inns to satisfy the demands of locals, watermen and shipbuilders!
Other interesting buildings include the 16th century Manor House (which stands facing the bridge), the 19th century Moravian Chapel (with its Gothic Windows, Art Nouveau glass and a bellcote) and the Old Malt House (which has a fine Tudor-arched stone doorway).
During World War 2, Brockweir and its bridge had a narrow escape when a Wellington bomber, returning from a mission to France, crashed just upstream of the bridge after its crew had safely baled out.