GOOSTREY METHODIST CHURCH SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS FOLLOWING JULY 19TH

Dear Friends The Church Stewards met last Friday (July 23rd) to consider how to respond to the relaxation of rules announced by the government on July 19th. The Stewards felt that it was not yet time to abandon all the Covid secure measures that have been in place so far, but to take a more […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EXCITING NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY AT GOOSTREY VILLAGE HALL

  Could you be the Goostrey Village Hall’s new supervisor? If you have an interest in general management and have good caretaking skills, then this could be the job for you. For more information, please visit the link below.  

INTERVIEW WITH NIGEL FALLON AT GOOSTREY NEWS

Known as ‘Nigels’ by the children that over the years, have called into the shop for a comic magazine, the owner  of Goostrey News once carried Sean Connery’s golf clubs. “I had a trip out to meet the friendly face of Nigel Fallon behind the counter of Goostrey News”. Goostrey News, which was previously a […]