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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!!"

Further reading

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Janet: Thu 07 Feb

Marine Engineer Wanted — to join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage, although other skills would also be considered. This is a full time position with good pay and working conditions. Please apply in writing to Janet Maughan, Overwater Marina, Coole Lane, Newhall...

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Sam: Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm

Look what's arrived. The Overwater Wheelybus has, after some phenomenal fundraising, been handed over to us today. Now we can transport wheelchair users, and those with mobility issues, for trips on our wheelchair friendly Wheelyboat and to appointments...

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Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

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