Displaying the first of 8 old photos of Goostrey. View all Goostrey photos
Historic maps of Goostrey and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Goostrey maps
Goostrey area books
Displaying 1 of 13 books about Goostrey and the local area. View all books for this area
Memories of Goostrey
My great great grandfather, Simon Myall, had a farm called Blackden Hall according to the 1851 census. The house is still there but no longer a farm.
Oliver Benson Family Moves to Canada 1925
My grandfather and grandmother, Oliver and Florence (Walton) Benson, along with their 9 children (Iris, Oliver, Minnie, Sarah, Philip- then 11yrs of age, Constance, Thomas, Gilbert and Florence - all who have since passed away), headed off to Canada in 1925 to live in the province of Saskatchewan. They left Holmes Chapel but my father, Philip, would recount to us his memories of his home in England. He spoke of being a choir boy in the Anglican Church in Holmes Chapel, of his mother going to Sandbach market to buy goods, of the spring daffodils, of his mother's brother being killed in WWI. He spoke of Holmes Chapel with great affection and even though I have never visited, it is in my heart also. My father was able to go back while with the Canadian Army during WWII and later had taken my mother back with him to visit. Perhaps one day my husband and I too, shall take a trip.....
Sculshaw Lodge, Allostock Hall
I'm trying to find out about Sculshaw Lodge, now Allostock Hall, where my great-grandfather worked in 1881. Does anyone have any information or photos? email@example.com
My Primary School
What a lovely old photo! I was lucky enough to spend my primary school years, 1962 to 1968, at Lower Withington primary school as did my sister Cathy and my mum and uncle before us. Our headmistress lived in the house next door to the school and believe it or not she actually taught my mum and uncle also!
We all have many good memories of growing up in Lower Withington and all these years on it still feels like home when we go back even though we moved away in 1969.
The village has changed a bit over the years, what place hasn't; the school is now a large house and the grass in the front of the photo is now the Village Hall car park. In our day there was a hall but it was a low wooden building and we knew it as the
'Parish Room'; the church is still the same though, a green corrugated tin building but all the more... Read more
Lower Peover School
I was a pupil at Lower Peover primary school from 1980 to 1986 and have many great memories. Mrs Wraith taught the reception class and we all had pictures so we knew which our pegs and draws were and mine was always a cow. Mrs Wraith also took us all to her house to cook bread. Further up the class I remember the first computer I had ever seen. We had to book a slot to use it and there was a great scrum of children around wanting to watch us use it. I am now involved in the 300 year celebrations of the school in 2010 and we are collating many memories to make a book up about the history of the school, plus memories and old photos. Please get in touch if you would like to add to this. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cobbles - Lower Peover
I had two great-aunts who lived in the a house called the Yew Trees, the big house opposite the pub. My two aunts were Martha and Harriet (aka Cissy) Wilkinson. I remember going to see them in the 1950s with my mum. The house seemed huge to me and I have very vivid memories of their garden and playing in the huge Yew Tree. The sisters were born at Moss Bank Farm in Toft and George Bell, who I suppose named the Bells of Peover pub, was my great-great-uncle. I am descended from his brother - James Bell.