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I've been getting shouted at by Simon our workshop manger for not writing anything lately. It's not that there's been nothing going on — rather that it's been too hectic to sit down and login. The cruising season has finally come to a well earned rest but somehow we continue to be busy in the marina office. We always have so many plans of what to do in the winter "when it goes quiet", then only ever seem to get around to half of them. This year Colin and I have a little project on to create some information boards for the marina, and for our "Railway Trail", which runs down the farm track alongside the marina. The water filled lagoons next to the farm track used to accommodate the train line running from Nantwich to Market Drayton. I went to the Audlem History Society talk the other night for a presentation about Audlem Station — the Scout and Guide Hall was packed out! I never knew we had so many train buffs in the village — every man, woman and child was there, including a number of moorers. The station is no longer there, but see if you can spot where the track once went over the Whitchurch Road as you go down the bank out of the village.

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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Engineer Vacancy
Thu 07 Feb
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The Wheelybus has arrived!
Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm
Raft Padddle 1
3 Men in a Boat raise over £700
Mon 29 Oct
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Three men in a boat.
Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

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