THE BLACKDEN TRUST

  The Blackden Trust was founded to preserve, explore and share a very special piece of history unique to an acre of land in the Parish of Goostrey.  The soil there has yielded evidence of human activity dating back to the Stone Age, 10,000 years ago.  Flint tools, bronze objects, sherds of pottery and other […]

THE BLACKDEN TRUST IN THE TIME OF COVID

  The Blackden Trust is a small registered charitable trust founded to preserve, explore and share a very special piece of history unique to an acre of land in the Parish of Goostrey that has been occupied for 10,000 years.  The most recent buildings are the Mediaeval Toad Hall, home to Alan and Griselda Garner, […]

A Socially Distanced Gooseberry Gathering

Goostrey Gooseberry Society have announced that this year’s show will not go ahead as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. However, maintaining the tradition of over 100 years, the society will this year run a growers-only weighing meeting this Saturday (25th July), broadcasting live on their Facebook page from 1pm on the day, with prize giving […]