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Goostrey Rose Day 2014

June 30, 2014

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I spent saturday in the company of a set of happy villagers celebrating their Rose Day in Goostrey in Cheshire.

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The day is all about celebration, of their young folk, of their community and of their dedication to keeping the village traditions alive and well. Everyone takes on a role to make sure the day ran smoothly and by golly it did just that. There was tug of war, greasy poles, tom-bolas, fair rides, coconut shy and cake and fun stalls for everyone.

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There were many people wearing weird and wonderful outfits too.

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There was some great dancing, all the way from Africa no less !

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Competitions in categories of the best single rose, floral displays, (and a little display of my own !) More available here.

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and my most favourite of all, the children’s competition to create monsters out of fruit… priceless !

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Look at these, how wonderful are they ?

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My absolute fav’s in each category were these. I thought that putting strawberries in a floral display was pure genius and the lizard monster was superb. Many thanks to Sue Jones (in the pink jacket), who graciously looked after us all and organised the day for us perfectly too.  Long may this festive day continue, well done everyone.

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Here’s my own little tug of war tribute, drawn on the day.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2014 8:45 am

    Love your eleflump tug of trunk!!! X

  2. June 30, 2014 7:02 pm

    Me too x

  3. July 29, 2014 3:09 pm

    Reblogged this on LoveGoostrey and commented:
    A lovely slice of village life

    • July 30, 2014 8:21 am

      It certainly was, thanks again for hosting such a well organised event.

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