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 […]

Are There Any Bears There?

Dear readers, please can you help? At LoveGoostrey it is Childrens Month. July is about hearing about your story, your hopes and your aspirations. I have a deaf Teddy Bear who talks sign language, a Giraffe with disabled legs, named Jolly Tall, that is entering The Toy Paralympic¬† Games and then, there’s my blind bear […]

GOOSTREY ROSE QUEEN IS EVENTUALLY CROWNED

Cate Clayton was eventually crowned Goostrey Rose Queen in a unique covid-secure ceremony on Saturday (26 June). 14-year-old Cate, who was chosen to be the village Rose Queen in March 2020 but could not be crowned last year because of the pandemic, received the crown from Rose Festival President Julia Sewell. Cate was accompanied by […]