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Sad week this week. One of our moorers, John Wood, who was also a family friend, sadly passed away on Friday morning. It was something of a shock and the office was a very subdued place for the rest of the day. John has been with us since we opened and loved to do a bit of gardening here and there, planting climbing plants up the bin compounds and keeping our flower beds in order. He loved plants and wildlife and used to get up early to sit on the front of his boat and watch the world wake up. More recently he has helped us to create a garden area down near the caravan site and planted the butterfly loving plants and fruit trees we have there. I shall ever remember him for many things, watching him stride past on the towpath on his way into Audlem, getting my mother quite tipsy on red wine once Christmas Eve after Carol Singing around the marina, his habit of quietly slipping in and out of the office and always being here at the right time for coffee and his wonderful sense of humour. His reply to my good morning or good afternoon was always "Hello my love, " which always made me smile and I shall miss him dearly.

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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...