Remembrance on the Bogbean

Goostrey’s fallen in the First World War will be honoured at a ceremonial oak tree planting at 10.30am on Saturday, November 10th on the Bogbean.

The 18 young men from Goostrey, Twemlow and Allostock who gave their lives in the war will be remembered at a memorial service organised by the Goostrey branch of the Royal British Legion, who have funded the event along with Goostrey Parish Council.

The branch will be joined by the chairman of Goostrey Parish Council, Ken Morris, 18 Scouts and Guides from Goostrey, the vicar of St Luke’s Church, Reverend Heather Buckley and the Minister of the Methodist Church, Reverend Yvonne Pearson.

Commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War, an oak tree will be planted on the Bogbean, and Scouts and Guides will place named poppy crosses in honour of each of the fallen in a wreath beside the tree, to salute the men and as an everlasting memory of their sacrifice for the community and country. A memorial plaque will be placed around the tree.

The men to be honoured…..

George Lewis Hamilton. Born Twemlow Hall Lodge 1891. Returned to England wounded in September 1916 and died from his wounds on October 27, age 25. Awarded the Military Medal for bravery in action which led to his death.

Walter Bagnall. Born Twemlow 1893. Died in action at Ypres May 6, 1915, age 22.

Joseph Hamilton. Born Allostock 1895. Killed October 31st, 1914. No known resting place.

William Davies. Born May 5th 1894 Parkgate Peover Superior. Died August 17th 1915.

Philip Kirkland Glazebrook. Born December 24th 1880. A Conservative MP in South Manchester whose parents were from Twemlow Hall. Died in action on March 7th 1918.

Thomas Rufus. Born May 18th 1890. Son of parents from The Willows, Goostrey. Died in action April 14th 1918. Buried where he fell.

Levi Jervis. Born Blackden 1896. Killed in action March 21st 1918.

George Smallwood. Born in Blackden 1890. Died in action June 13th 1917.

Frederick Johnson. Born Blackden 1887. Killed at The Somme on September 28th 1917.

James Street. Born in Goostrey 1891. Died from his wounds on March 26th 1918.

Henry Newton. Born 1882. His family moved to Twemlow and he enlisted in October 1915. Died from his wounds on April 15th 1916.

George Thomas Woodward. Born 1898. Survived hospital treatment to return to action, but died on December 18th 1918 from the flu epidemic sweeping through Europe.

William Street. Born Twemlow Green 1888. Killed in Balkan Campaign April 25th 1917.

Thomas Edward Barber. Born 1884. Killed in action September 17th 1916.

William Carter. Born Goostrey 1897. Enlists at Northwich in 1914. Killed in action July 27th 1916.

Charles Parrott. Born Goostrey 1899. Awarded the Military Medal in 1917 for bravery in action. Killed at Flanders on March 31st 1918.

Herbert James Hardy. Born 1890 in London but family moved to Twemlow. Killed at the third Battle of Ypres on September 22nd 1917.

Arthur Wood. Born Goostrey 1898. Killed at battle of St Quentin on March 23rd 1918.

St Luke’s church fundraising

St Luke’s Reverend Heather Buckley is celebrating the success of its recent appeal to raise more than £8,000 to fund the cost of removing the old beech tree which, including traffic management costs, was £8,239, a major blow to the church’s finances for 2018.

Among a number of large individual donations the church received towards the cost of the work was an anonymous donation of £1,000.

Now, after reaching the target, Rev Buckley hopes more funds can be raised to continue the work in the churchyard.

St Luke’s Christmas fair is on Saturday, November 24, and the church would welcome donations for the raffle, tombola, gift and toiletries, cake and produce stalls.  The fair is the church’s major fundraising event of the year, and the church is very grateful for anything people may give.

St. Luke’s Goostrey

Glamping site proposed on Bomish Lane, Goostrey

Full planning permission is being sought for a ‘glamping’ site on Bomish Lane about half a kilometre from the Lovell.  JBO has opposed the proposal, noting “that the impact from the additional potential contribution to the existing level of interference coming from that direction will be moderate to severe.”

link to application:  18/5000m   Comments by 14th Nov.

The application, for Mr Barber of Cheshire Country Holidays on Bridge Lane, includes the construction of 10 glamping pods – on wheels covered by decking- a permanent reception/office, store, shop and shower block with parking spaces for 15 vehicles.

New plans for land off Nether Lea/Hermitage Lane

Yet again – a developer is attempting planning permission for several homes in the village.

12 homes are being proposed by Crabtree Homes Ltd for land to the east of Hermitage Lane, with access off Nether Lea. (see layout below)

Link to application:  18/4980C

Jodrell Bank Observatory were opposed to a previous application for 26 homes at this location (Ashalls submitted a different proposal in 2014 – 14/1964C ; refused and then withdrawn before appeal) however the new developer has included a ‘bund’ to the east in the hope that it might help block interference – higher than the houses??).

I have no idea how effective that would be and details of its height are not included – JBO are yet to comment – but …would diffraction be an issue anyway?

The development will create 12 new dwellings with associated public open space , which provides a choice of housing to meet the needs of the area, whilst respecting and enhancing the site’s environmental assets. This will be achieved through the provision of 9 market houses and 3 affordable homes . Housing will be set within a robust green infrastructure, which will include existing mature trees and hedgerows. It will also include a permanent earth bund to the east side of the site which will help to block any interference to Jodrell Bank. The development will provide a mixture of market and affordable homes enhancing the land which has previously been used for agriculture and is currently empty .” Design & Access, Crabtree Homes.

12 homes proposed behind Nether Lea 18/4980C
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