Current train times

A reminder of train times; to avoid “a heart-attack inducing dash for a train” such as one resident recently had to endure!
Worth checking times before you travel as the drivers are working to rule due to their dispute with RMT; along with the problem of there not being enough drivers to service the new timetable.

Apparently the situation could last for months!

Most trains to Manchester from Goostrey leave at 3 minutes past the hour
Goostrey to Manchester:
0600, 0703, 0729, 0803 (exc. Saturdays), then hourly to 2103, 2204, 2327.
Sundays Goostrey to Manchester:
0910, 1010, 1108, 1212, 1311, 1510 then hourly to 2010, 2109, 2209, 2310.
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Goostrey to Crewe: Monday-Friday
0606,0642,0744,0843,0940,1041,1141,1241,1341,1440,1540,1641,1742,1841,1941,2044,2141,2238,0015.
Saturdays Goostrey to Crewe:
0606,0638,0744,0841,0940,1041,1141,1242,1341,1440,1540,1641,1742,1841,1941,2041,2142,2238,2343.
Sundays Goostrey to Crewe:
0931,1031,1233,1340, 1440, 1540, 1640, 1742, 1842,1940,2041,2145,2247
Most Goostrey-bound trains now depart from Manchester at one minute past the hour.
Link to full time-table:  Train Times

Prime Minister at Jodrell today

Theresa May: “It’s great to be here at this iconic home of British innovation to personally congratulate the team on this funding award”

 

Prime Minister Theresa May today announced £16.1million National Lottery and Government funding for a new Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire.

The new ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ project will create a spectacular new gallery building that will promote and celebrate Jodrell Bank’s world-leading place in the history of astronomy.  £12.1m of the funding comes from HLF, with a further £4m from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Funding announced by the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister visited the Jodrell Bank Observatory, which is part of The University of Manchester, today to make the announcement.  Founded in 1945, it is the earliest radio astronomy observatory in the world still in existence and was a pioneer of the new science of radio astronomy, which revolutionised our understanding of the universe. In recognition of the international significance of its science heritage, Jodrell Bank was nominated by DCMS for UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription in January 2018.

The game-changing support of National Lottery players will preserve and protect the heritage of the site for future generations and result in a must-see national heritage destination to match the site’s national and international importance. The new facilities will house a stunning new exhibition and engagement space, incorporating the original fabric of the 1957 dish of the telescope, an auditorium devoted to displaying immersive digital presentations, an education hub, and a new café.

“Jodrell Bank will be a centre for learning, wonder and fun – a place where people of all ages can visit, be inspired and, quite literally, reach for the stars.”Ros Kerslake, HLF Chief Executive

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of HLF, said: “The First Light project has been designed to nurture a new generation of scientists and astronomers and is only possible thanks to National Lottery funding. Jodrell Bank will be a centre for learning, wonder and fun – a place where people of all ages can visit, be inspired and, quite literally, reach for the stars.”

The new facilities will include an exhibition and engagement space, incorporating the original fabric of the 1957 dish of the telescope, an auditorium devoted to displaying immersive digital presentations and a café.

Heritage Lottery Fund. https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/jodrell-bank-discovery-centre-sprinkled-national-lottery-stardust

Afternoon Tea with Mrs Kettle 9th June

For one afternoon only, on the official birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, Mrs Margaret Kettle – Goostrey’s most well known Rose Queen – has kindly agreed to recount memories of her long life and times in Goostrey in a friendly “Michael Parkinson style” interview with Group Scout Leader, David Giles.

2:30 – 4:30 Tea and cakes will be served from 3.30 pm.

Tickets – £5 each, in advance only please – are available from Goostrey Village Stores, Goostrey News and the Trading Post.

(Click images to enlarge)

8th June 6pm Nell’s bench

Cheshire East workers gave their own time today to install Nell’s bench, how kind. We hear on Friday June 8th there will be a short gathering at 6pm at Nell’s bench for anyone who would like to attend. 🐝All are welcome 🐝

(crossroad of Hermitage/Booth Bed Lane and Main Rd, Goostrey)

Nell’s bench installed

Nell’s bench fitted Photo credit: Peter Godfrey