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 […]

Love Goostrey Asks: Alan Garner

At Love Goostrey we like to get to know the people of our local area. We were thrilled then that the globally-respected author Alan Garner, described by Philip Pullman as “the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien” very graciously agreed to answer our questions. You’ve lived in this area of Cheshire all your […]

Musical evening at The Blackden Trust 6th May

Musical evening at The Blackden Trust 6th May

Chimney Music   Fireside Folk  An intimate evening of sublime singing and musicianship. James Patterson: guitar and vocal John Dipper: viola d’amore, violin and concertina   Monday 6thMay 2019 The Blackden Trust CW4 8BY Doors open 7.00 pm – Music starts 7.30 pm – Finish 10.00 pm   James Patterson’s voice is considered one of the best […]

Annual Blackden Friends’ lecture to shed light on Roman gladiators

Annual Blackden Friends’ lecture to shed light on Roman gladiators

Gladiators, an aspect of Roman culture that still fascinates audiences nearly 2,000 years later, will be the subject of this year’s Friends of The Blackden Trust lecture on Saturday 16th March, 3:00 – 4:30pm. The annual lecture, presented this year by David Jennings, Chief Executive Officer of the York Archaeological Trust, will be held at […]

Blackden to celebrate NHS 70th

Blackden to celebrate NHS 70th

On July 5th 2018 the nation will celebrate 70 years of the NHS.  At Blackden, we are joining in this celebration by holding a unique event entitled ‘A Taste of our Own Medicine.’ In The Old Medicine House, we shall have the Johnson Family archive on display and hear the stories of the family’s medicine manufacture […]

'By Seven Firs and Goldenstone – A Walk Between Worlds'

'By Seven Firs and Goldenstone – A Walk Between Worlds'

A new event by The Blackden Trust entitled ‘By Seven Firs and Goldenstone – A Walk Between Worlds.’ is to be launched in September 2018. Goldenstone sits at the end of the track that leads from the Alderley Edge car park to Stormy Point.  It is a large lump of conglomerate stone that marks the […]

The Blackden Trust: 2018 season

Every year the Friends of The Blackden Trust launch their season of events by hosting a public lecture that relates to the work of the Trust – a fund-raising event to help The Blackden Trust continue its conservation work on the site.  (All donations are always much appreciated by the Trust.) The Blackden Trust‘s report, […]

Talk at Terra Nova 10th March on World Heritage Site status

The Friends of The Blackden Trust present: “Britain’s World Heritage: What’s it all about?” A nomination to add the Jodrell Bank Observatory to the World Heritage List has just been submitted. But what does World Heritage Site status actually mean and do local people who live in and around World Heritage Sites feel a real […]