Goosfest 2016 – diary of events:

Goosfest 2016 – diary of events:

Link to Goosfest website for booking:  http://www.goosfest.com/ Saturday 1st October  Jam & Pickle Workshop – 2.00 to 4.30 p.m. – tickets £25.00 (limited to 6)          SOLD OUT (Additional event on Saturday 8th October – 2.00 to 4.30 p.m.)  Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir & soloist Linda Richardson – 7.30 p.m. – tickets £12.00 […]

Terry Price presented with gooseberry memorial plate

Terry Price presented with gooseberry memorial plate

Goostrey Gooseberry show winner Terry Price was presented with a prized Frank Carter Memorial plate by the author Alan Garner at his home in Blackden, Goostrey. The plate, decorated with gooseberries, was Terry’s reward for his prize-winning Just Betty berry of 24 pennyweights and 22 grains in Goostrey Gooseberry Society’s show in July this year. Terry, […]

JBO oppose houses behind Red Lion

JBO oppose houses behind Red Lion

The proposal for six homes at Swallowdale, behind the Red Lion pub off the bridle path, has been opposed by Jodrell Bank Observatory: 16/3633C  (19th Sept update: the application has now been withdrawn) “In the case of the proposal 16/3633C, we oppose this development. Our view is that the impact from the additional potential contribution to […]

Local Plan inquiry resumes on positive note

Local Plan inquiry resumes on positive note

[Link to examination] Place Northwest: The planning inspector overseeing Cheshire East’s draft Local Plan set the tone on the first day of resumed hearings yesterday, saying that while he still had “outstanding concerns” about the borough’s development blueprint, “we live in an imperfect world and we need to be pragmatic”. The inquiry into the Local […]

Bluedot festival boosts Scouts' fundraising

Bluedot festival boosts Scouts' fundraising

It’s great to see that work has started on the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre – and the fundraising received a very welcome boost of over £2,700 from the Jodrell Bank’s recent Bluedot Festival at the end of July.   David Giles, Group Scout Leader said: “Goostrey Scouts were honoured to be named as one […]

Bike race photos

Bike race photos

Apparently Holmes Chapel had the largest crowd of the day!  : (click to enlarge)                 Some more great photographs of Stage 3 today of the Tour of Britain from Cheshire Portrait Photography:  see more at Cheshire Portrait Photography

Holmes Chapel celebrate the Tour bikes in knitting

Holmes Chapel celebrate the Tour bikes in knitting

Dont forget that the Holmes Chapel – Knutsford road will be closed for a time today, roughly 12.15 – 13.15, for Stage 3 of the Tour of Britain cycle race. Holmes Chapel has been busy with their celebrations, not just orange bunting:

Video of Goostrey in 1975

Video of Goostrey in 1975

Thanks to John Williams for passing on this episode about Goostrey.. Link to video on Goostrey 1975. “This is, without a doubt, my scoop of the week – an episode from the Granada series about Goostrey the Village in the mid-seventies. Most of the main characters are now a little older, or long since passed […]

Gold from Rio to Goostrey!

Gold from Rio to Goostrey!

Olympian Paul Bennett brought his Gold Medal to Goostrey last week to show his family. Now based in Leeds rower Paul, who won Gold in Rio with the Men’s eight, used to live in Goostrey when he was little along with his grandparents on Mill Lane and attend the Methodist Hall pre-school. Paul, an Oxford Blue, […]