Happy New Year 2017

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Happy New year! I can't believe another year has passed so quickly. It's certainly been a busy one at the marina and for our family in general. There have been some sad times with the loss of Christine Woolford, a lovely lady who always gave me a hug. But also some positives — I've been cancer free for the whole year (holding my breath on that one but it's still worth celebrating!), our staff are all in good health and the kids have survived another Christmas of my terrible cooking!! As you're reading this daughter No. 2 is celebrating her birthday — she was the last baby to be born in Leighton Hospital on New Year's Day that year. For years we've been waiting for Big Ben to strike the hour on New Year's eve and telling her the fireworks on the telly were especially for her! Looking forwards we've been invited to the London Boat in the middle of January for the Marina of the Year Awards — they won't tell us if we've won anything yet but we're all keeping our fingers crossed!! We have the Audlem music festival to look forwards to in May, Party on the Park in July and our very own RNLI festival in September — so it looks like it's going to be a busy year. I'm most excited about the projects we have in mind for the marina — not least the start of our internal road improvements and other bits and pieces including a new footpath and a few more lights — somehow getting the marina knocked into shape always seems more interesting than anything else and when we can improve something it really feels like a great personal achievement. It also feels great to be able to wish you all a very Happy New Year and I hope that the year ahead brings health, wealth and happiness in bucket loads!

Further reading

Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
Janet: Thu 01 Feb

You'd normally expect January to be a pretty quiet time of year for a marina, but not for us! Where can I start? Well first we headed off to the London Boat Show to pick up the Runner Up prize in the Marina of the Year Awards in a very hotly contested Inland category. I can't believe we've now been in the top two for fours years in a row. This year the boat show sported a new five...

spanner
Janet: Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm

Marine Engineer WantedTo join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team at our busy narrowboat marina on the Shropshire Union. This is a full time position, although part time hours may be considered for the right applicant and we can offer good pay and working conditions. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage...

London Boat Show 2018
Janet: Thu 18 Jan

We are pleased to announce that Overwater was awarded Runner Up in the 2018 TYHA Marina of the Year Awards. The Inland category is a very competitive one so we are delighted with this result, not least as it is our 4th year in the top two! Janet and Angus Maughan recently attended the London Boat Show for the award presentation. Huge thanks must go to everyone who voted for...

Marina News

Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
Busy, busy, busy
Thu 01 Feb
spanner
Marine Engineer Vacancy
Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm
London Boat Show 2018
Marina of the Year Awards 2018
Thu 18 Jan
christmas, xmas, santa
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Tue 19 Dec 12:40pm

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