Reporter Jonathan White
The fourth annual 'Fun Day and Marina Open Day' took place yesterday at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina - http://www.aqueductmarina.co.uk/ - earlier yesterday (Sunday 22 July, 11am - 4pm). There were charity stalls (e.g. Sea Shepherd www.seashepherd.org/, Retired Greyhound Trust www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk/, Shropshire Union Canal Society www.shropshireunion.org.uk/), raffles, model boats (Crewe & District Model Boat Club www.creweanddistrictmodelboatclub.org.uk/), craft stalls, boat rides, children's entertainment, a performance by TheFunkyChoir.com choir, demonstrations (e.g. International Guild of Knot Tyers www.igkt.net/) and narrowboats for sale. All areas of the marina were open to visitors including the boat brokerage, boat painting and repairs, workshops, boat storage yard, moorings, meeting room and the licensed cafe. Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina is located on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal and contains a 147-berth marina, along with licensed cafe, brokerage, boat servicing and storage yard. Hundreds of people attended the event and were rewarded with fabulous sunshine throughout the day.