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Blog Posts: February 2012
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Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 12:46pm
Over the weekend two of our customers collected their narrowboats that they have just purchased from us;  Congratulations to Stacey Dix and Alice Baddeley who are the proud new owners of narrowboat Arwen.  and congratulations to Mrs & Mrs Mayes who collected their narrowboat  Kestrel on Saturday.All The team at Whilton Marina wish them Happy Narrowboating!Narrowboat 'Little Miss' has just arrived at Whilton, for sale for £16,950 She's a 32ft....
Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 10:27am
The picture below is an old advertisement of Venetian Marina. Question: Can you guess which edition of Waterways World the Venetian Marina advert was published in, we are looking for the month and year. Prize: Special airfix model of a C-160 Transall Aircraft carrier worth approximately £25, courtesy of Towpath Talk. How to Enter: All you need to do is add your comments on our Whilton or Venetian facebook page and the nearest answer wins the prize!Closing date: The competition wi....
Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 12:57pm
Refurbishment of the Lockgate Cafe is running to schedule.  The new proprietors Sandra and Anette are very excited to announced that the cafe will be re opening on Saturday 10th March 2012.  They will be serving home made lunches, hot drinks and home made cakes made with free range eggs (yum, yum) in the newly refurbished cafe.  We will keep you posted regarding opening times, meus and any cafe news as it becomes available.The lads in the office are looking for....
Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 10:33am
The Cafe at Whilton Marina is due to re-open in the first week of March.  It is currently being refitted.  The Cafe will open under new management.Keep your eyes peeled for more information as to the exact day of opening!
Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 2:24pm
Congratulations to Chris Casey for Winning this months caption competition (he entered via our Venetian marina page). His description was ''He had to pay Richard for the adverts in the towpathtalk and it was the only dough he could get his hands on.'' Chris please e-mail me your details to claim your prize - abby@venetianmarina.co.uk! Although it was not the correct reason that Richard from Towpath Talk was given a loaf of bread, it made us chuckle here in the office! The correct answer: last ti....
Tue Feb 7, 2012 at 3:05pm
We are pleased to announce that the Chandlery in our marina has re-opened fully now, under the new management of Bim and Tom.  The shop has been fully refurbished and is looking very smart and is gradually being stocked with chandlery. You can also buy gas bottles and diesel for your narrowboat and use the pump out facility.  Bim and Tom will be happy to help you with all your boating needs, and if they haven't got what you want, they will order it for you....
Tue Feb 7, 2012 at 1:05pm
So February is now upon us! We've got another Narrowboating competition on both of our facebook sites (Venetian Marina and Whilton Marina). This months Caption Competition is: Guess why Richard from Towpathtalk has been presented with a loaf of bread from Whilton Marina's Andy Robinson?? What you could win: LOAF of bread and a Whilton engraved Windlass, here's how to enter our Narrowboating Competition: Click on to our facebook pages (Venetian Marina's and Whilton Marina's) and write your captio....
Mon Feb 6, 2012 at 10:48am
It was a beautiful day at Venetian Marina on Friday the 3rd February, so I thought that I would take the opportunity to take some lovely narrowboating pictures!  The piers at Venetian Marina are to be replaced shortly but we will of course keep you posted with what is happening and when.The frozen slipway above.Some cruisers in the frozen water above!I then came accross a hungry heron looking for some food!  The heron certainly can walk on water!  I've been reliably info....
Thu Feb 2, 2012 at 8:46pm
Congratulations Amy Rooney for winning this month's caption competition (via our Venetian Marina facebook page). There were lots of good answers to the caption competition (see picture below) but the one we liked the most was ''And he's still smiling he must have just bought a boat !'' Amy to get your prize e-mail abby@whiltonmarina.co.uk with your contact details!