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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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Sam: Thu 26 Apr 11:35am

Sunday 29th April2.30pm until 4.30pmA Fire Engine and team will be at the Marina this Sunday!They will be hosting a talk with members of the public regarding water safety and answering any questions you may have on the subject.Drowning is one of the UK's leading causes of accidental death. Each year more than 300 people drown after tripping, falling or just by underestimating the...

Middlewich Branch Breach
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

Please be aware that there has been a breach of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Lock 2 Stanthorne Lock and Lock 1 Wardle Lock. A stoppage is currently in place and is expected to remain so for some...

High Sheriff Awards 2018
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

We are delighted to announce that Overwater has been presented with the award for Family Business Excellence by the High Sheriff of Chester at the recent Enterprise Awards for 2017/18. Angus Maughan and David Johnson attended the award ceremony at Chester Race Course to receive the...

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