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What a varied week I've had! It started off with a quiet day of accounts on Monday — I don't really mind bookeeping, apart from the fact all I ever seem to do is pay bills. Tuesday was a lovely day, spent catching up on bits of jobs and if I'm completely honest a bit of sitting around in the coffee lounge too (in my defence my stamina levels are still not up to scratch yet...but I'm working on it!) Wednesday I was invited to speak at a conference on Rural Entrepreneurship at Harper Adams University which was an improvement on Wednesday morning when I had a phone call from Angus to say he'd had an accident with the landrover and trailer — the kind of call which fills you with dread. Fortunately he wasn't hurt but had had a terrible experience. He'd been taking a trailer full of bull calves to Market Drayton when a pale blue transit type van pulled out of a side road from Coxbank right in front of him. Somehow he managed to swerve to avoid a collision but the trailer snaked and went straight over. After everything came to a standstill he looked in the mirror and saw a pile of black and white cattle on the road — which then promptly jumped up and started to run off following the van which left the scene without bothering to check if anyone was injured! To cut a long story short the cattle were found in a garden, Angus then managed to flag down a passing cattle wagon (also going to market) and hitch a lift for them. The men at the farm arrived with the Manitou to lift what remained of the trailer off the landrover and clear the road. The trailer is a complete write off, the cattle, apart from the odd scratch, were completely unharmed and we learned just how kind some people can be when you need help....and as for drivers who leave the scene of an accident without checking if anyone is OK....well I'll leave you to form your own opinion about that one.

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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...

spanner
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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Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
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Thu 01 Feb
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Marine Engineer Vacancy
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Marina of the Year Awards 2018
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