September catch up

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Apologies — I've just realised it's been almost a month since I last wrote a blog — and the scary thing is I have no idea where the time has gone to! So now I need to summarise the last month in one short paragraph. Right — here goes: the bank manager visited for his annual walk round (he was happy); the VAT man called in (I think he was happy); we've been busy scheduling all our winter works for the workshop (Alan's happy); I went to a really interesting Ecosmarter workshop (made me happy); and it's rained (A LOT!) Coole Lane was particularly exciting last week when it flooded and cut off the marina from both Nantwich and Audlem — I've never known it be that bad — even the Marina drive was only passable with the Audlem Lass! Thankfully on the road it all seemed to drain away (or be pumped away) quite quickly, but the Weaver valley was flooded for a few days — makes you realise the power of water when you see the river in flood, and it becomes easier to understand how difficult a job it is to keep the water in check through some of the older embankments on the canal system (or not, as in the case of the major breach on the T+M last week!)

Further reading

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...