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I couldn't let this week go by without saying a big thank you to Brian Phillips from nb Emily who arranged for an Astronomy Evening at the marina last Saturday night. Will Stewart of the South Cheshire Astronomy Society showed us how to look for the major constellations and I was amazed to discover the Russian Space Station is the size of a football pitch and visible to the naked eye. It was also pretty interesting to hear just how much junk is floating around out there and the fact that NASA claim they can track anything down to the size of an orange! Sadly the weather didn't play ball and it was a cloudly night so the star walk couldn't go ahead, but we did keep getting updates from the children who, having got a bit bored with the adult talk about stars, had gone outside to lay on the grass in the pitch black, and who kept running in to say "quick, quick the cloud just went and we saw the Big Dipper and the Teddy Bear!!"

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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...