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Festival News

Casey Wakefield to be Rose Queen 2019

It is a family affair for this year's Goostrey Rose Queen Casey Wakefield who is following in the footsteps of her great aunt and grandmother. 12-year-old Casey's great aunt Irene Bell became the village Rose Queen in the summer of 1941 at a garden party, especially arranged because of the Second World War, at the White House in Goostrey. After the war in 1948, Irene's sister Joan, Casey's grandmother, was Britannia in the annual pageant - a role both Casey and her sister Cheyenne have fulfilled in recent years. Casey, who lives in Meadow Avenue and attends Winford Academy, will be crowned on Saturday 29 June. The Rose Queen's attendants will be Amelia Hunt-Mason and Lilianna Hamer.

Chair of the Rose Day committee Christina Burgess said: "Rose Day, which dates back well over 100 years, is a very special occasion for the village of Goostrey and so we are delighted that, yet again, there are young people who want to continue the tradition. "The standard set by the girls this year was extremely high and the judges had a really difficult job choosing the Rose Queen. I am sure Casey and her attendants will have a day they will remember for a very long time."

Rose Queen Elect 2019

Casey Wakefield

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From Left to right - Amelia, Casey and Lilianna.

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Congratulations to Matilda Few

who is the 2019 Rosebud Queen and Isobel Comb will be the Lady in Waiting. The attendants will be Emily Ball, Eva Macleod, Olivia Pearson, Rose Saunders and Maddie Farrar.

Children's Registration for Roseday

If you would like to register your child for this years' Roseday procession, Please could read the following letter and complete the accompanying form, which should be posted into one of the Roseday boxes (located in the entrances to the Infant and Junior Schools). We will try as far as possible to accommodate your child's preferences.

 Letter  Form

Please note: Rose Day registration forms have been issued in School. If your child does not attend Goostrey School, registration forms can be obtained above . Forms should be returned to Goostrey School by Friday 29th March 2019.


One of the reasons why Rose Day is so successful is because the committee arranges a varied number of stalls and moneymaking activities to take place on the school field during the afternoon. Of course, these stalls need to be set up in the week leading up to Rose Day. So if you could spare some time during the week it really would be appreciated. If you can help please contact us on the link below .

Christina Burgess Chair & General enquiries

Become a Patron of Goostrey Rose Day

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Donations Please:

We are always grateful for donations for our tombola stall. please bring 2019 Donations to the field on the morning of the 29th June. .

Toys and Books:
The Rose Day committee will again be running a second hand book and toy stall,books for children only please. Any SUITABLE donations will be most welcome, again please bring to the field on the morning of the 29th June..

Cake Stall:
One of the most successful stalls at Rose Day is the cake stall but we do rely on cakes being donated. Please bring any donations to the field on Rose Day.

Plants Wanted for the very popular Rose Day plant stall.

Please deliver donations to Christina Burgess 8 Eaton Lane by Wed 26 June. If the plants need collecting, ring Chris on 01477 535443 (please do not delivered on the day).

'Fancy a Business Opportunity?'

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A great opportunity for your business or charity whilst supporting The Rose Festival is to have your own stall. If your are interested in having a stall either in the field or craft tent in 2019 please contact us on the links below.

Kerry Coombs (Field)

Sheila Gregory (Craft)

PRESIDENT: Lyndsey Saxton

We are delighted that our president for 2019 will Lyndsey Saxton. Lyndsey is a teacher at Goostrey Community Primary School and has been for many years, yet despite this busy role has always found time to contribute to and support Rose day. In particular as a champion and coordinator of the links with the South African School at Elizabethfontein. nbsp;


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The very first duty of the Rose Queen, just before she is crowned, is perhaps her most important, as she stops to lay a wreath on the War Memorial at St Luke's, Goostrey, and spend a few quiet moments in prayer and reflection.

This is a very touching part of Rose Day, but, as the main part of the procession has peeled away to the school field, it is one that many people miss.

We therefore extend an invitation to all those who would like to see the Rose Queen lay the wreath, and join in the prayers led by our vicar, which should be at approximately 1.40pm on Rose Day.

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