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My September started with a very successful trip with my girls to the British Riding Club Championships at Lincoln. Daughter No 1 had qualified for both the dressage and showjumping so it turned out to be a very busy weekend. She learned the hard way that forgetting part of your test means the difference between winning the class and coming fourth but then went on to redeem herself by having top three placings in pretty much everything else. No 2 also joined her in the team jumping so our kitchen is now festooned in rosettes and sashes (if anyone ever comes up with a good way of displaying sashes please let me know!) From then on things got even more exciting with our festival weekend. This year saw the return of the raft race — my personal favourite. I can't believe how much effort some of the teams put into dressing their rafts and I was completely flabbergasted at how amazing the mini narrowboat raft was that the lads from the workshop created — they'd kept it top secret and even Angus had been kicked out of the workshop on more than one occasion to allow construction to commence, and what more can I say other than IT WAS BRILLIANT! Following the festival we all suffered from a bit of post festival fatigue so it was a bit of a quiet week in the office. It only usually lasts for a few days though before someone utters those immortal words "so what are we going to do for it next year?" I'm hoping we can talk the Rhyl RNLI team into coming back next year — not only were they superb with their in-shore boat on the marina and their displays of equipment and line throwing competition, but they also helped drink the bar dry on the Saturday night!

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PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Carol: Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Sunday the 28th October will see the Overwater Marina engineering team paddling for pounds as they attempt a charity row from the Marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back. Peeky's Blinders, named in honour of workshop manager Simon Peek, have decided to re-launch their raft 'Broke n down' to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with this sponsored event...

Peeky's Blinders
Carol: Wed 26 Sep 1:21pm

Possibly the smallest narrowboat on the network has recently become available for sale!'Broke n Down' was hand-crafted by the engineers from Overwater Narrowboat Services to take part in this year's raft race at the RNLI festival; which took place alongside the Autumn Boatshare4u Boat show. This narrowboat marvel, and winner of the best-dressed category, was hand-painted and...

RNLI Festival 2018
Janet: Thu 30 Aug 2:10pm

Don't forget to join us for an evening of FREE entertainment on Saturday 8th September. The evening starts at 6pm with an interesting and amusing talk on the history of the RNLI from Peter Robinson, a retired Lifeboat Coxwain. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Funky Choir and our headline act — the fabulous Geoff Rey. The RNLI bar and BBQ will be open from 6pm and there will...

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