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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

LUNCH AND LITERATURE

LoveGoostrey.com will be proposing a new society for August in the form of a blend of an informal lunch or scones, cream with jam and a book club. Lunch or snack payable to the venue upon attendance. Pictured Sarah McNaught’s Fandanzel the 1st. Her sequel Fandanzel-Quest for the Mystical Meadow is shown after Fandanzel-Haunting Tale […]

A LOVELY MESSAGE FROM REVEREND HEATHER BUCKLEY

Last weekend saw the village of Goostrey, bedecked with bunting, and on Saturday morning, there was an air of anticipation and tremor of excitement, for the new Rose Queen, and Rose Bud Queen due to be crowned after a year of waiting! It was slightly chilly that morning, but the clouds soon parted, and the […]

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 […]

GOOSTREY RESIDENTS EXPECTED TO CELEBRATE ROSE DAY DESPITE COVID

The people of Goostrey are expected to come out in force to the support the scaled down Rose Day procession that will make its way through the village on 26 June. Because of the Covid restrictions, the usual pageant on the school field will not take place but instead, the Rose Queen Cate Clayton and […]

St. Luke’s Drop In Update

All the organised meetings for the church Drop-In were postponed indoors at their usual spot at Goostrey Village Hall, however Revrd. Heather the church’s Vicar went with the current COVID-19 allowance, and the Drop-In will be within Government guidelines, to be held within her personal garden, blessed with a gazebo in case of rain. The […]

ROSE DAY PRIZE DRAW

My name is Jane and I am on the Goostrey Rose Festival Committee.  Along with Carol we have managed to put together a Prize Draw, which I am sure you all missed last year! This has only been possible due to the generosity of local businesses as listed below on our tickets, to which we […]

Events In Goostrey

Whether indoors or out, in the garden, cross-country or county, the human spirit is ready for action. Although Lockdown lifts are delayed, Goostrey is protecting our residents and at the same time, very hopeful to see our community back to what it’s about. My website www.lovegoostrey.com Has resumed its ‘Submit Event’ drop-tab on the Menu, […]