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It's quite hard to sit and write this. We're a very sad family this week. Angus's father, our beloved Richard died last week. He has been very poorly, suffering from motor neurone disease, and even though you know it's going to happen at some point fairly soon nothing really can prepare you for such a loss. Richard was an amazing person. He was a true gentleman, very kind, with a huge degree of integrity. At the age of 70 he backed our crazy idea of digging a huge hole in the thirty acre field and filling it with boats. Not just that but he was there at the coal face at many of our open days, most of which seemed to feature cold winds and driving rain and lots and lots of mud! And, although he was a very private, quiet person, he truely enjoyed meeting all the visitors and sharing our vision for what the marina was going to become. His favourite spot on the marina was up on the little hill behind Bluebell — right where our new path is. He was immensely proud of Overwater, almost as proud as we are of him. Richard Thomas Vernon Maughan R.I.P

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Raft Padddle 1
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...

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...