Lancaster flies over

You may have heard and/or seen a Lancaster fly near Goostrey (over Blackden) yesterday. It had been to the Southport airshow displaying as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and flew over Lower Withington Rose Day!

I didn’t have a camera to hand at the time but thought you’d like to see these glorious photos by @foxyknox99 …

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Jodrell. Icons. @foxyknox99

BBMF Lancaster with Hurricane and Spitfire

Handy bluedot 2018 info

bluedot logo.png“In less than 2 weeks we will be launching into bluedot 2018, our third year at our home Jodrell Bank. Before liftoff, prepare with essential information for the festival. This includes entering the festival, campsites, opening and closing times, our customer map and much more.

We’re ready to blast into the stratosphere for the biggest bluedot yet.

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Download the DAY info pack HERE

Start to prepare your weekend with our day splits on the bluedot app:
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Police appeal for info after fire

Police are investigating the arson attack at the fencing and gates business next to The Vicarage near Holmes Chapel.  ‘A number of lit objects’ were apparently thrown over the fence.

EEB788E7-447D-4364-A814-92D4B33085FAFirefighters tackled the fire Wednesday night/Thursday morning after gas cylinders exploded at Holmes Chapel Fencing & Gates on Knutsford Road in Cranage.  Officers from Crewe CID are appealing for information from the public following the arson attack.

DC Tom Vass said: “This was a serious incident which has caused significant damage resulting in a large financial loss to the victim and put people’s lives at risk. Thankfully no-one was hurt. CCTV footage from the scene clearly shows a number of lit objects being thrown over the fence from the rear of the site between 8.29pm and 8.37pm. This business is located on a busy road and is also bordered by a public footpath which is popular with dog walkers, and I believe that there may have been people in the area who may be able to assist with our investigation.

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If you have any info please call 📞 101 quoting IML 113603. You can also report online at

Information can also be reported anonymously, Via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

A Facebook post by the company said: “All at Holmes Chapel Fencing would like to thank everybody for their supporting messages and help. We would like you to know nobody was harmed, what was lost can be re-built, and we aim to be up and running back to normal as soon as possible. Special thanks to the fire crews who attended and RVW Pughs for lending us a forklift for the day. Thanks again, onwards and upwards.”



Rose Day feedback and win free tickets

The Rose Day Festival team want your feedback:

“We hope you had an amazing Rose Day 2018. We would love to get your thoughts on the day and improvements and changes you’d like to see.

Please could you fill in the form below for yourself – but also complete the form again on behalf of any children in your household – that will allow us to get a range of views about the event.

We will draw one lucky winner who will receive free entry for a family of 4 to Rose Day 2019!”


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Thank you!