RUSHBEARING

The ritual of removing old rushes from the soil on the ground of an ancient church was something cathartic to local people. This performance dates back several hundreds of years, before the installation of pews in church halls in Victorian  times. The field workers many years previously would sythe by hand the rushes at the […]

LUNCH AND LITERATURE POSTPONED

Dear ladies and gents, 97 of you responded to the posts that we added to the website about a new idea of lovely lunch and stimulating literature.  I hoped the two-hour-long session would be held at Goostrey Home and Leisure’s cafe. That is great news to hear from 97 interested people.Thank you! To the Goostrey […]

Classic Car. Anyone Have An MG?

Dear readers, please let us take a quick trip to the garage of the ‘Classic Car Show’. Pictured are two splendid versions of wheels . The VW for touring, and a lady mobile for grace, both classic vehicles transported our Rose Queen, Cate Claton and her entourage to her crowning at the end of June […]

Zoom

  Listen! There are songs titled Zoom… By Fat Larry’s Band. By The Commadores. Now, we have Zoom by Connecting to one another. ” I wish the world were truly happy as one” Zoom…

Goostrey Oracle Keeps On Asking You…

Goostrey Oracle Keeps On Asking You…

www.lovegoostrey.com Thankfully many residents within Goostrey, and the surrounding hamlets and businesses, have contributed to our Community Pages. Have you sometimes wondered, if anyone is listening? Add your own stamp to the website with a local image, whether from the past or present, to create history, for the generations to enjoy. Keep those posts coming […]

GOOSTREY STATION IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK!

Congratulations to Friends of Goostrey Station! Goostrey has won a Cheshire Best Kept Stations 2020 Special Award.  The announcement was made by Chair of CBKS, Mark Barker, during the Virtual Awards ceremony on Youtube.  The Award will be presented at Goostrey Station when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Members of FOGS were asked to identify the […]

Apple Trees and Wildlife Hedges at Bidlea Dairy

This week’s post comes courtesy of Paul Kemsley who has organised a fantastic event to get involved in planting some hedges and trees at Bidlea Dairy! Make sure to book your slot soon to avoid missing out! Come to Bidlea Dairy plant either an apple tree or hedgerow in your 15 minute slot. 1/ A […]

An Update on Rose Day 2021

Rose Day is the absolute joy of our village and we are really happy here at Love Goostrey to hear an update on the plans for Rose Day 2021: Following the Rose Day AGM, which was held via Zoom because of social distancing, the committee has agreed to work towards Rose Day 2021 going ahead […]

Young People’s Wildlife Project: A Wild Success

Sunday (11th October) saw the first in this year’s two part Young People’s Wildlife Project, where people of all ages headed down to local areas of wildlife around the village and planted all sorts of plants and trees to help the local wildlife flourish, with the added extra of making the areas even more beautiful […]

Family Safari ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in Holmes Chapel

Following the overwhelming success of our fantastic Scarecrow competition this year, Holmes Chapel have launched its 2020 Rumble in the Jungle, organised by Dane Sound Radio. The event, which has been running since 2006, is a great opportunity for fun with the family, with a COVID secure family safari, searching the village for all sorts […]