Sabatical

Sarah and Charlotte took some time out in August; your www.lovegoostrey.com  has recharged their batteries. We love our readers attention, and appreciate all the time spent reading our posts, journeys and quirky, classy advertorial. As I write, the geese are honking to their nests upon the mere.  Charlotte is on the beach in Cornwall and […]

GOOSTREY METHODIST CHURCH NEWSNOTES

We welcome you to Worship and a special welcome to Revd. Andrew Lindley who will be leading our Worship this week.   We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and in the power of the Holy Spirit recongnising we are called to be a welcoming, praying Church and to share in God’s […]

WINNER OF THE LOVE GOOSTREY PHOTO COMPETITION

This is the winning photo taken by Erica Bates. It is of Goostrey lake or Allostock  last winter. All that matters, is the capture of a local scene.  LoveGoostrey  is afteral LoveGoostreyand District Congratulations Erica! From www.lovegoostrey.com  

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 […]

Wild Walking

As the vertical path crumbled under the sole of my water-filled cavern of a walking boot, due to falling into the local brook, and despite lingering exhaustion due to late July heat, there were elberberries and a few blackberries erupting as I descended the route back via  The Bongs of Goostrey. One wet boot, one […]

HOW TO DRESS AFTER 40 – WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU SHOULD AVOID

Below are a few general guidelines on what to avoid doing in terms of style after 40, style over 50 or any age above. 1. DON’T BUY CLOTHES THAT DO NOT FLATTER YOU, EVEN IF THEY ARE ON TREND THIS SEASON. You may be tempted by a new trend but, when thinking about how to […]

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 […]

Legislation and Hedge Cutting

Now is the time to consider tackling unruly hedges and shrubs as the bird nesting season begins to waiver. Some breeds build their nests in domestic hedges and countryside hedge rows, and are protected by law please visit http://hedgeline.org.uk The WCA (Wildlife and Countryside Act) of 1981 stipulates that certain hedges and shrubs may only […]

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 […]

GOOSTREY METHODIST CHURCH NEWSNOTES

  Dear Friends  I was up early this morning and as I opened the front window blinds it was clear blue sky.  That was a lovely greeting to meet me. When I opened the back blinds it was cloudy. By the  time I’d had my first cup of tea, it was a mixture of both […]