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 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 […]

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 […]

FORMER CHAIR TO BE PRESIDENT OF GOOSTREY ROSE DAY

Julia Sewell, who is a former Chair of the Rose Day Committee, will be the President of this year’s festival on Saturday 26 June. Julia, who was a member of the committee for many years and Chair for five years from 2006, says she is looking forward to the event even though its exact format […]

GOOSTREY ROSE QUEEN WILL BE CROWNED THIS YEAR

13-year-old Cate Clayton who should have been the 2020 Goostrey Rose Queen will definitely be crowned this year. The Committee was forced to cancel most of 2020 Rose Day due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is determined to do as much as possible in 2021. However there remains considerable uncertainty surrounding the exit from lockdown […]

GOOSTREY ROSE DAY

The Rose Day committee is determined to celebrate Rose Day on Saturday 26 June, although at the present time because of the Covid 19 restrictions it is unlikely to include all the traditional elements. Last year at very short notice, the committee organised Rose Day at Home, which proved a great success and so if […]