Welcome to the new New Year 2018 – what shall we name it?

It’s almost here, the sparkly fresh new #New Year and we name it 2018 – which seems appropriate in the digital #technologicalindustrialrevolution we find ourselves in. But, being human, we add the human warm and welcoming hip, hip, hooray accompanied by champagne, or anything fizzy and we remember family, friends and things we did right, […]

By |December 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Entering into the Christmas spirit

HOHOHO…HAHAHA the Coca Cola tractor has arrived – courtesy of https://www.farminguk.com  so Christmas must be coming and Michael will be ‘spreading’ the festive cheer far and wide during the countdown to Christmas!!

And speaking of countdowns, Steve Bennett, founder of Starchaser Industries https://starchaser.co.uk emailed the latest picture of his rocket Skybolt 2 being successfully launched a few weeks ago…I wonder […]

By |November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remember to put your clocks back tonight! End of British Summer Time…

As the clocks go back and we slip towards Winter, let’s remember that “Autumn is the year’s last loveliest smile.” (John Howard Bryant).

And a reminder to all those on boats, watch out for slips, trips and falls on these dewy mornings, and use your torch in the dark. Stay safe and enjoy the last joys […]

By |October 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let Autumn Blow You Away.

Pumpkins and candles and soft misty mornings,

hot soups and firelight and Autumn leaves falling,

wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings,

these are a few of my favourite things…(to paraphrase Julie in The Sound of Music)

Yes, the sound, smell and taste of Autumn is truly here and we’re asking all our nature-loving Moorers to […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Information For Moorers, Marina News|0 Comments

Marina blog re-launches

Our blog has been looking a bit, well blogless recently – so, with bonfire night just around the corner, what better way to re-launch it than with some help from one of our very own moorer’s rockets…Steve Bennett https://starchaser.co.uk

But, on a quieter note, and one more in keeping with this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, […]

Couple drop by on Narrowboat Honeymoon

Swanley Bridge Marina had a lovely surprise visitor this morning.
Reynard and Hazel stopped by for provisions and they got married last Saturday and had organised a narrowboat honeymoon. They hired a narrowboat for the very first time from Driftaway Holidays at Uplands and are meandering to take in the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near Lllangollen.The weather has […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Brokerage, Marina News|0 Comments

April Quiz Night

There was tremendous support for our Swanley Bridge Marina Big April Quiz last night and “French Leave” ran out worthy winners.Well done guys!
Also, a big thank you to Sally & Martyn of Willow Boats who again provided the snacks for the evening.You’re stars!
Most of all, a big thank you to all you moorers […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Brokerage, Information For Moorers, Marina News, What's On|0 Comments

Preparing Your Boat For Sale

With just a couple of months before the season, for one reason or another some of you boat owners may be considering selling your boat.
When it comes to selling your boat the outcome shouldn’t be left to chance.
A considered approach is required to ensure a quick sale with an outcome that makes all parties […]

Macmillan Cancer Research Fundraising Day

Saturday’s fundraising day for Macmillan went very well with a good attendance considering the adverse weather.

We again held “Name a Calf” where for a £5 donation you could name a calf and watch its progress on the farm.This proves very popular. We were very fortunate with the cake donations and the framed prints which all […]

By |October 5th, 2016|Brokerage, Information For Moorers, Marina News|0 Comments

An Affordable Way To Buy A New Boat

It is the dream of lots of boaters to own a brand new narrowboat taking advantage of the opportunity to plan the layout of their boat to suit their needs.
The downside invariably comes down to the actual cost of buying a brand new boat.This can prove to be prohibitive deterring
boaters from taking the step. […]

By |September 14th, 2016|Brokerage, Information For Moorers, Marina News, Narrowboat Services|0 Comments