Goostrey Parish Archive Exhibition – Farming Continues to Thrive Among a Growing Community
A transformation of Goostrey from a small village to one more than double its size beginning in the 1960s did not harm the heart of the farming community. Agriculture has been the mainstay of the local economy for generations of local families and was mentioned in the Domesday Book of the 11th Century. It is strong today as ever with dairy herds and arable crops filling the many acres of the parish. The exhibition by Goostrey Parish Archive will show its development from the era of the horse-drawn plough to the mighty tractors costing many thousands of pounds that today draw the machinery necessary for use in modern farming. Photographs collected and carefully preserved by the archive will form a fascinating pictorial display of farming in the 19th and 20th Centuries and implements and tools from the past will provide a nostalgic return to days gone by for many of our older visitors to the Crown Inn, once itself a thriving farm.
* Please bring any photographs, artefacts and memorabilia from the village’s past that can be copied and recorded for inclusion in our village archive collection.