Three in line for Goostrey Rose Queen and attendants

Three girls are in line to be chosen to represent Goostrey as the village’s Rose Queen and her attendants for 2022.

The new Queen will be chosen by a panel of independent judges at the Village Hall on Saturday 12 March. On the same day the traditional party for infant children will be held. This is seen as a ‘thank you’ from the Rose Day Committee to the children who regularly take part in the annual event.

The party will take place between 3pm and 4.30. Entry costs £2 and parents are also asked to bring a prize for the tombola on Rose Day. There will be a pop-up café for parents who wish to stay.

During the afternoon the Rose Bud Queen and her attendants will also be selected. Because of Covid, one cohort missed out last year and so there will be two Rosebud Queens in 2022. The names of the Rosebud Queens and their attendants will be drawn from a hat.

Christina Burgess, Chair of the organising committee, said: “After two years of a reduced event because of the pandemic we are working towards a full-scale Rose Day on Saturday 25 June with a procession through the village, the traditional crowning of the Rose Queen, Maypole Dancing and a Ceilidh in the evening.

 “Rose Day is an important day in Goostrey and to be Rose Queen is something very special. I am delighted that the young people in the village are helping to carry on the tradition.

 “As well as playing a key part in Goostrey’s celebrations, the Queen and her attendants also represents the village at other Rose Days and events around the area.”