Thursday, August 11 2022

The RESIDENTS came out strong when Goostrey Rose Day came back strong.

Large crowds lined Main Road to watch the procession, which was made up of a series of floats, groups of marchers and queens from other villages, led by a steam traction engine owned by Terry and Des Bostock.

On the grounds there were numerous stalls and the large audience was entertained by Maypole Dancing by third year pupils from Goostrey Primary School, the Silk Brass Band and a tug of war competition.

The day ended with a Ceilidh under the marquee attended by 80 revelers.

2022 Pink Queen Lucy Boardman

On Sunday, a special service was held at St Luke’s Church where children were encouraged to attend wearing their Rose Day costumes.

Lucy Boardman, 13, was eventually crowned Rose Queen and was accompanied by her assistants, Eva Pearson and Georgia Davies.

The 2022 Rosebud Queen was Iona Bradley and her lady-in-waiting was Florence Howells.

The attendants were: Eliza Jones; Marcia Steele; Lucinder Moult; Francesca Ashbrook and Noor Sheikh.

The Rosebud Queen for 2021 was Emilia-Rose Mousikou and her lady-in-waiting was Clementine Thompson.

Attendants were: Isabella Gaines; Kendal Rushton; Faith Breese; Millie Jevons; Warren Poppy; Lauren Willmott and Harriet Aspinall.

The chairman of this year’s Rose Day was Peter Goode, who for many years was an active member of the organizing committee.

Keeper of Knutsford: Scarlet-Rose ChallinerScarlet-Rose Challiner

Because a full-scale Rose Day hadn’t been held since 2019, several silver and gold queens were in attendance.

Lucy Blake, who was crowned in 1997, was the 2022 Silver Queen while the Gold Queens, crowned 50 years ago, were Christine Goostrey (1971) and Lesley Drewery (1972).

The master of ceremonies was Alison Wright.

Rose Day Committee Chair Christina Burgess said: ‘After three years it was great to be back and I’m delighted it’s been such a big success, but it wouldn’t have been possible without all the hard work of the committee and countless other volunteers.

“The support we have received from the community has been outstanding and I want to thank everyone who has helped in any way.

“Rose Day is a lifetime of memories summed up for me by the woman who wanted to ride the swing boats.

Knutsford Guardian: The Rose Day Chair with the Vicar and PresidentThe Rose Day chair with the vicar and the president

“Twenty-five years ago, her parents wouldn’t let her go because she was too small and then her family left the village before she was old enough.

“However, on Saturday she returned to fulfill her ambition.

“I would like to thank our first corporate sponsor Sibelco and we have been encouraged by the number of new patrons who have come forward to help ensure the continuity of this traditional village event, which has been held for over 100 years.”

The Jon Lee Cup for Best Decorated Children’s Float went to Under the Sea.

David Attenborough’s endangered animals won the best decorated banner and the best community float went to Congleton Young Farmers.

The visiting Queen’s best car went to Lower Withington and Booth Bed Lane’s Chris Braddon won the Smallwood Trophy for the best decorated property.

The Festival Bowl, awarded to the best single rose of any variety, displayed in a container of the contestant’s choice, was won by Jill Whailing.

The Luke Brothers Trophy, for three roses of one or more varieties, was awarded to Vicky Worsley.

Knutsford Guardian: Cops and RobbersThieves and policeman

The Chairman’s Vase, awarded for a garden flower arrangement, was won by Helen Edge.

The Hodgson Cup, for a table arrangement including at least one rose to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, was won by Anne Turnock.

The Edward Simpson Cup, for best arrangement of garden flowers in a jam jar by a child up to seven years of age, went to Jack Arrowsmith.

The Jim Schofield Memorial Cup for best garden flowers in a jam jar by a child aged 7-11 was won by Scarlett Aspinal.

The children’s contest of a Mr or Mrs Potato Head in the under seven category was won by Reggie Green.

Class seven through 11 went to Amy Bayes.

Roberta Pochin won the Rose Festival Artisan Plate for a one-inch pie filled with summer fruits.

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