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Tree planting 2016

Janet's Blog May 2016
Chicken Pox! I can't believe it but for the 2nd time in my adult life I've had Chicken Pox! Nothing has kept me away from the marina office for more than a week or so (apart from a bit of cancer surgery) until I got Chicken Pox! Poor Sam was cowering in a corner (he's not had it) and the doctor recommended that for the safety of the general public (or words to that effect) I should stay home until the spots are gone. Fortunately the 2 weeks of house arrest coincided with the children being off for Easter so it wasn't all bad. Now I'm back in and trying to catch up on the growing pile of paperwork on my desk. I've also just had a lovely morning of tree planting. David Wilson Homes Ltd have very kindly donated some trees to enhance the area around the Wheelyboat. Rodney and the Wheelyboat team are delighted with them — two cherry blossom, a couple of rowans and two maple, and they're huge! Rod and I were expecting a few saplings and to dig a few little holes and pop them in. Once they arrived the suggestion of a mini digger was looking a much more viable and welcome option! The only snag being that the two trees nearest the Wheelyboat had to be dug in by hand as the ground's so wet the digger would have made too much mess. So Colin, Rod, Dave Roberts, Campbell, Angus, myself and even the man from Wilson Homes (who'd only come along to have his photo taken planting a tree) had to pick up a shovel and work our way through the clay. It was slippy, slidey, muddy and wet, but once we'd got them in they looked great! I can't believe how good planting a tree looks and feels!!

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Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
Janet: Thu 01 Feb

You'd normally expect January to be a pretty quiet time of year for a marina, but not for us! Where can I start? Well first we headed off to the London Boat Show to pick up the Runner Up prize in the Marina of the Year Awards in a very hotly contested Inland category. I can't believe we've now been in the top two for fours years in a row. This year the boat show sported a new five...

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Janet: Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm

Marine Engineer WantedTo join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team at our busy narrowboat marina on the Shropshire Union. This is a full time position, although part time hours may be considered for the right applicant and we can offer good pay and working conditions. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage...

London Boat Show 2018
Janet: Thu 18 Jan

We are pleased to announce that Overwater was awarded Runner Up in the 2018 TYHA Marina of the Year Awards. The Inland category is a very competitive one so we are delighted with this result, not least as it is our 4th year in the top two! Janet and Angus Maughan recently attended the London Boat Show for the award presentation. Huge thanks must go to everyone who voted for...

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