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 […]

THE CENTURY OLD GOOSTREY GOOSEBERRY SOCIETY

Gooseberry growing is an older tradition than the traction engines seen in the village of Goostrey. Competitive Gooseberry growing started in the late 1700’s and reached its peak of popularity in the mid 1800’s. The first Gooseberry show in Goostrey was in 1863 but folded a few years later.  Once there were over 200 gooseberry […]

LIFE FOR THE BELL RINGERS OF ST LUKE’S GOOSTREY

A report from Simon Linford (President, Central Council of Church Bell Ringers). The sound of church bells. A quintessential part of our soundscape, but something that has been sadly absent from bell towers across the country during the pandemic. Bells call people to worship, mark joyful occasions such as weddings, and muffled, they help us […]

OPEN GARDENS 2022

Clare Downing, a resident of Goostrey who previously organised Open Gardens in Lymm, Cheshire for over 10 years,  would like to propose the following idea for Goostrey Village: “I would love to know if people are interested in opening their gardens one afternoon in Summer 2022 for a charitable cause. Spare time over lockdown has […]

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 […]

NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF GOOSTREY STATION

  Debbie and Sian are in the building! To explain – artist Debbie Goldsmith and leather worker Sian Tudor Jones now have the key to the restored station building at Goostrey Station.  Debbie and Sian have a vision : ‘We hope to build an exciting creative space where we can not only house our working […]

THE LATEST NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF GOOSTREY STATION

The latest news from Friends of Goostrey Station When Friends of Goostrey Station was formed in 2012, one of the key aims was to see the remaining Victorian wooden building in use again. After protracted negotiations with a number of organisations, the restoration was finished in 2019.  And now plans for the rental of the […]