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 […]

Young People

Young People

Hi! To all the children and young people of Goostrey. The LoveGoostrey site management are having an update on the web-page, and will welcome lots of news from Goostrey Junior School and organisations that are within the village, dedicated to young and the young-at-heart. Many historical items are archived, available, yet now we move into […]

Goodbye and thank you, from me!

Goodbye and thank you, from me!

To all the wonderful Love Goostrey readers and contributors, new and old, I would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you. After writing many of the social media and blog posts for the last few months, from today I will unfortunately no longer be contributing to Love Goostrey as university commitments have stepped up. […]

2021

2021

Time to grow our lives and business locally.

Cycling

Cycling

The cycles in Goostrey are as popular today as the year my father spun his wheels in 1952. John Millward was the founder of ‘The Charioteers’ in Cheshire. Has anyone recollections of biking in Goostrey, circa  1950 and photos that we can scan for an additional post to the recent post? covering Goostrey?   Yours […]

Family Christmas is on…so who’ll be in your festive bubble?

In anticipation, to allow up to three households get together for the festive period, shops are opening up for advent, Christmas tree farms set up later than usual, expecting fewer queues than normal, due to Christmas decorations being displayed early. As we all know Christmas is going to be very different this year, Sarah and […]

Brand New Display at Goostrey Station!

This week’s post comes courtesy of Chris Burgess.   Journeys – a new display at Goostrey Station The current restrictions mean that people are making fewer journeys by train.  To make sure that we don’t forget the excitement of travelling, Becky Cowell, deputy headteacher at Goostrey Community Primary School, has produced a new display at […]

Training for the Paralympics, in Goostrey!

Sarah Storey is Great Britain’s most successful female Paralympian in history having won 14 Gold, 8 Silver and 3 Bronze medals across an impressive 7 Paralympic Games. She is also one of the World’s most versatile athletes having won World and Paralympic Gold medals for her country across two sports (swimming and cycling) and across […]