13-year-old Cate Clayton who should have been the 2020 Goostrey Rose Queen will definitely be crowned this year. The Committee was forced to cancel most of 2020 Rose Day due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is determined to do as much as possible in 2021. However there remains considerable uncertainty surrounding the exit from lockdown […]


The Rose Day committee is determined to celebrate Rose Day on Saturday 26 June, although at the present time because of the Covid 19 restrictions it is unlikely to include all the traditional elements. Last year at very short notice, the committee organised Rose Day at Home, which proved a great success and so if […]

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 […]

Your Summer 2020 in Goostrey

2020 has certainly been a strange and difficult year, and it hasn’t even finished yet! COVID-19 has brought a whole host of challenges which nobody was prepared for, but the saving grace for many has been our wonderful village, with its beautiful surroundings which make those lockdown days that bit more bearable, and its fantastic […]

Have Fun In Goostrey With A Family Walking Treasure Hunt!

Have some family fun between 18th and 28thJune 2020 by having a family walk between The Red Lion Goostrey and The Trading Post. There are 20 things to find out, with something for all ages. Along the way, the Q&A sheets will also show and tell you a bit of history about our amazing village. […]


Although Goostrey Rose Day has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus, villagers will still celebrate on the big day – Saturday 27 June. The organising committee, who have arranged Rose Day at Home, are encouraging villagers to put upĀ  flags and bunting in the usual way and to mark the occasion with afternoon tea in […]

Rose Day @ Home – Competitions To Enter!

As posted before Rose Day has this year transmogrified into Rose Day @ Home, with the committee working overtime to try and bring you some of the usual splendour of the annual Rose Day right to your very own home. Foremost among these is the Rose Day @ Home competitions. This year there is an […]

1934 Rose Queen Elsie Maddock sadly dies

1934 Rose Queen Elsie Maddock sadly dies

Sad news of the death of Mrs Elsie Maddock, Goostrey Rose Queen of 1934. Elsie Maddock (nee Capper) became a much loved stalwart of the town carnival movement, both as an adjudicator (notably for the Lancashire Carnival Organization for 25 years) and as trainer of Goostrey Morris Dancers. Fifty years after she was Goostrey’s Rose […]

Fabulous festivities for Rose Day 2018

Fabulous festivities for Rose Day 2018

The report from the Knutsford Guardian with LoveGoostrey’s photos: The hottest Goostrey Rose Festival in living memory saw 13-year-old Samantha Drucker crowned queen on Saturday 30th June. Large crowds lined Main Road to watch the procession, which was made up of floats and walking groups led by a steam traction engine driven by Terry and […]