Wild Walking

As the vertical path crumbled under the sole of my water-filled cavern of a walking boot, due to falling into the local brook, and despite lingering exhaustion due to late July heat, there were elberberries and a few blackberries erupting as I descended the route back via  The Bongs of Goostrey. One wet boot, one […]

Time still to prepare and sow

As the sunflowers show faces in our gardens with a smile and wave, I  felt a change of season coming and the breeze, wandered over for a catch-up this afternoon. I had missed the visit lengthily and hope he remains to refresh us all, our gardens and pets. It must be very gruelling for livestock […]

ANOTHER IMPROVEMENT AT GOOSTREY RAILWAY STATION

The latest improvement at Goostrey railway station is the installation of two display cabinets. Nature Sign Design placed them in the waiting area on the Manchester to Crewe platform because this is where artwork created by pupils at Goostrey Community Primary School is exhibited. The cabinets are sealed and lockable so they will protect the […]

Legislation and Hedge Cutting

Now is the time to consider tackling unruly hedges and shrubs as the bird nesting season begins to waiver. Some breeds build their nests in domestic hedges and countryside hedge rows, and are protected by law please visit http://hedgeline.org.uk The WCA (Wildlife and Countryside Act) of 1981 stipulates that certain hedges and shrubs may only […]

THE CENTURY OLD GOOSTREY GOOSEBERRY SOCIETY

Gooseberry growing is an older tradition than the traction engines seen in the village of Goostrey. Competitive Gooseberry growing started in the late 1700’s and reached its peak of popularity in the mid 1800’s. The first Gooseberry show in Goostrey was in 1863 but folded a few years later.  Once there were over 200 gooseberry […]

GOOSTREY METHODIST CHURCH NEWSNOTES

  Dear Friends  I was up early this morning and as I opened the front window blinds it was clear blue sky.  That was a lovely greeting to meet me. When I opened the back blinds it was cloudy. By the  time I’d had my first cup of tea, it was a mixture of both […]

Added Features

It has been our pleasure here at www.lovegoostrey.com to take our readers on virtual travel during the times of Lockdown and inspire home-made comforting recipes. Soon we will be bringing a new editor to join us. A professional lady with classical skills in fashion for ages 40+ and introduce fashion for our homes and gardens […]

Fine Beans

Dear readers, I  am ashamed to say that I opened a pack of Fine Beans today. There are more carbon footprints on that pack from Kenya, than Sir Somebody uh! Hum! Avoiding the Viruses by popping off in a custom-made flying machine. Can we grow fine beans, runner beans, broad beans here in Goostrey? Yes […]

LIFE FOR THE BELL RINGERS OF ST LUKE’S GOOSTREY

A report from Simon Linford (President, Central Council of Church Bell Ringers). The sound of church bells. A quintessential part of our soundscape, but something that has been sadly absent from bell towers across the country during the pandemic. Bells call people to worship, mark joyful occasions such as weddings, and muffled, they help us […]

GARDENERS OF GOOSTREY PLEASE INSPIRE ME

  I gleaned beautiful insight into creating ideas for my cards. The most beautiful was a red poppy and I painted her in a yellow skirt, wearing wellies in a rainy puddle. Gardens are full of beauty and top-up our Mindfulness. Painting, drawing, writing and creating harmony. Has anyone a photo of a Clematis that […]