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 up  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 […]

Getting ready for Rose Day!

Wednesday 6pm onwards – Pop down to the Pavilion if you could help with Rose Day preparations! (and don’t forget the roads will be closed on Saturday 1.00 til 2.30ish for the procession) Click for more info: Goostrey Rose Festival website.   “Donations Please: Tombola: We are always grateful for donations for our tombola stall. please bring […]

Goostrey Rose Day needs helpers

Goostrey Rose Day needs YOU! Can you spare some time to help the Rose Day committee set up for the big day? Times and locations for helpers are listed below: – Sunday 24th June, 10am at the Pavillion on Boothbed Lane – Wednesday 27th June, 6pm on the school field – Friday 29th June, 5pm […]