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 […]

GOOSTREY METHODIST CHURCH SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS FOLLOWING JULY 19TH

Dear Friends The Church Stewards met last Friday (July 23rd) to consider how to respond to the relaxation of rules announced by the government on July 19th. The Stewards felt that it was not yet time to abandon all the Covid secure measures that have been in place so far, but to take a more […]

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 […]

HOW TO DRESS AFTER 40 – WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU SHOULD AVOID

Below are a few general guidelines on what to avoid doing in terms of style after 40, style over 50 or any age above. 1. DON’T BUY CLOTHES THAT DO NOT FLATTER YOU, EVEN IF THEY ARE ON TREND THIS SEASON. You may be tempted by a new trend but, when thinking about how to […]

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 HIDDEN GEM -THE LOVELL QUINTA ARBORETUM

‘If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere’  In 1948, Sir Bernard Lovell bought ‘hidden gem’ The Quinta, a country house and garden in Swettenham village. Although better known as a physicist and radio astronomer, Sir Bernard, who was born in 1913,  was also a very keen horticulturist and began to develop the site as a […]

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 […]

GERMAN CASTLES

To visit a German castle, is to step into a fairy tale setting, where castles sit atop high mountain peaks, their towers and turrets reaching to the sky. Germany is famous for its castles, with their pasts filled with knights, dukes and territorial defences. The castles, which boast a rich history, have been restored to […]