Is it a bird, is it a plane

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope — it's a boat......a small 16ft whaler equipped with a 15hp engine and a very keen coxswain called Rodney Cotterell, who is hoping to provide a boat service between Audlem, the Marina and possibly even the Secret Bunker from next Spring. At the moment it's a boat with no name, so Audlem Online are looking to run a competition for the best name. The service is going to be run by volunteers and all proceeds will be in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The only downside is, as the Audlem webteam points out, the fact that because of the new boat service the Audlem seaplane venture, which was proposed last April, is likely to be ditched before it even gets off the ground......

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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...