Fun and Open Day, Aqueduct Marina 2012

Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina near Nantwich will stage its fourth annual Family Fun Day on Sunday July 21.

The day will follow the successful formula of last year’s event, showcasing boats, crafts and local companies.

There will be plenty to interest visitors who are seeking information about boats and boating as well as much more for the whole family.

The marina will be showcasing its boating services along with boats for sale.

Boat crafts from rope and fender making to cabin lace and old fashioned bonnets will be demonstrated and there will also be historic boats open to view including the Shroppie Fly Boat Saturn.

Model boats will be on the water with visitors having a chance to have a go, and a working model of the Anderton Boat Lift will be on view.

Information about the Shropshire Union Canal will be presented by the Shropshire Union Canal Society and boat trips will be available.

Activities for the young will include a bouncy castle, face painting, children’s crafts, circus entertainments and a dog show to keep them interested.

Red Shift Radio will be on site to play musical requests and to remind visitors about the attractions available.

Nantwich singing group the Funky Choir will also be performing some of their numbers.

The licenced marina café, The Galley, will be open for food and drink plus ice creams will be available from Lewis’s ice cream van.

The Cheese Boat will be selling a range of cheeses from their mooring canalside.

The event will run from 10am to 4pm.

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