Goostrey Parish Archive Group and FOGS (Friends of Goostrey Station)
As you wait for a train or bus, or navigate your way down a pot-holed road, it may have crossed your mind to wonder whether things have improved that much over the last 200 years. Now you will be able to see for yourself by visiting this Exhibition of Transport in and around Goostrey over the last two centuries, put together by the Goostrey Parish Archive Group and The Friends of Goostrey Station (FOGS). When the Manchester and Birmingham Railway Company opened in 1842, connecting Goostrey to both Crewe and Manchester as well all the towns and villages along the route, it must have revolutionised transport and life in these communities.
The role of the bicycle as a means of rural transport should not be overlooked as since the invention of the Penny Farthing in 1871, bicycles have been important to both local travel and recreation, with Goostrey being an important ‘watering hole’ for cyclists.
Steam traction and the internal combustion engine also revolutionised farm and village life and lives, as local bus routes were developed and played roles in school and shopping journeys.
This will be an interesting and illuminating exhibition so please drop by.