In Memory of John Wood, Frith's Piece

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John Wood

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of John Wood.

Many of you will know John who was one of the very first moorers to take up a berth at Overwater Marina with his Narrowboat 'Frith's Piece'. John was a true gentleman in all contexts of the meaning with an open and generous nature.

For many years, John contributed to the running of the Marina, looking after the hanging baskets, raised beds and planters to bring colour to Marina's buildings.

John's last task was to create a mini orchard with fruit trees just inside the entrance of the driveway to the reception as John's Place. We will extend the orchard over time and we hope it will be fitting and lasting tribute to his kind and gentle nature.

Further reading

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

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