TRAVEL IN STYLE

Inspired by a priest in her native Denmark selling roses to raise money for those in need, Queen Alexandra brought the idea back to the UK. Real roses were substituted for silk ones, and Rose Day was created. The funds raised from the sale of these roses was distributed to help Londoners in poverty access healthcare. The day is all about celebration, of […]

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 […]

A LOVELY MESSAGE ABOUT ROSE DAY 2021

‘I was a fortunate recipient, on this lovely day, of a card bearing best wishes from the Rose Day Committee and Cate Clayton our Rose Queen this year. The delicious sweet biscuit added an extra treat to my lunch, thinking how lucky I am to be part of this wonderful community.’ David Beven     […]

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 […]

MY INTERVIEW WITH CATE CLAYTON

I had the pleasure of meeting with upcoming Goostrey Rose Queen Cate Clayton, who gave me a very insightful interview, about the process of becoming the Goostrey Rose Queen of 2021. If you missed it on Dane Sound Radio, you can listen to the full interview below!     Yours Truly, Charlotte Fellows Researcher and […]

In Practice

Plenty of toot and trundling has been seen and heard along our leafy lanes this Summer. I have just heard a hoot and am looking forward to hearing more this afternoon as the traction engine rolls along main road, for the Goostrey Rose Queen Ceremony. So where did Rose Day stem from? Where has May […]

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 […]

DANE SOUND ROSE DAY SPECIAL

Following on from last year’s successful Rose Day at Home, there will again be a special programme broadcast on Dane Sound Radio, at 9am on Saturday 26th June, with a programme for Competition Winners Interviews and News at 6pm. Missed it ? then catch the programme at your leisure on http://www.mixcloud.com/danesound.     Yours Truly, […]

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 […]

GOOSTREY SET TO CELEBRATE ROSE DAY DESPITE COVID UNCERTAINTIES

Goostrey will celebrate Rose Day on Saturday 26 June even though there will not be an event on the school field because of the uncertainties surrounding the exit from lockdown. Instead, the Rose Queen Cate Clayton and Rosebud Queen Rose Worsley, will be crowned in a short ceremony, that will take place at 12.30pm on […]