GOOSTREY WI- MY INTERVIEW WITH MARGARET WARD

My interview with Margaret Ward, President of Goostrey WI, was very insightful and informative. It was great to understand more about this long running institution. This year, 2021, is Goostrey WI’s 100th anniversary! It’s inaugural meeting was held on 23rd November 1921 and 45 ladies joined. The first President was a Mrs Glazebrook and Secretary […]

THE GOOSTREY CHRISTINGLE TRADITION

Every year at Christmas time many British children stick sweets on cocktail sticks, stick them in an orange, put a candle on top and gather together. Christingle is a joyful celebration that brings families and communities together which derived from John de Watteville in Germany in his attempt to get children to think about Jesus. […]

WHEN THE ONE BELL DOTH TOLL

Did you know church bell ringing is a performing art? Church bell ringers practice and rehearse together for all church services, they even have competitions and sometimes will ring for the joy and love of ringing together as a team. Sadly the Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted bell ringing, with churches closed and ceremonies postponed. […]

Local History

Memories of Bates Bikes and Baking With courtesy of Bill and Mavis Macdonald,¬† and yes, I have spelled their name correctly, I spent yesterday morning¬† avidly reading an auto-biography by Catherine Kennerly, who was born at Mount Pleasant, Goostrey in June 1934 , to Mr John Lynes Bates and Mrs Ruth Bates. Catherine went on […]

Local History: The Bog Bean

We are very excited to be beginning a brand new series at Love Goostrey, where we hope to explore the local history of our fantastic village through a variety of different buildings and areas. And what better place to begin with than the Bog Bean. The information for this piece has come from the wonderful […]