Stoke Goldington has a long history of coming together as a community to celebrate events.
An annual Steam Rally and Country Fayre was held at Westside Farm, Stoke Goldington between 1976 and 2012 which showcased UK heritage in the form of Steam Engines, Stationary Engines, vintage tractors and other agricultural machinery. The show was run by villagers and exhibit experts from the surrounding villages, and was set up to provide funds for the Stoke Goldington Village Hall which was opened in 1976.
Despite this event no longer taking place villagers still join together, on marked occasions, to show what a strong community spirit we have. This can be seen, in no better way, than by how the residents of Stoke Goldington celebrated VE Day 75 (May 2020) while adhering to social distancing measures in place due to Covid19.
Continuing with the strong sense of community spirt Stoke Goldington residents decided to arrange a Fund Raising event over a week in June 2020. Through donations, sponsored walks, open gardens, plant and bric a brac sales money raised was donated to two chosen charities; Willen Hospice and Prostate Cancer UK. Watch the video below to see what we got up too.
Willen Hospice is close to the hearts of many of our residents and therefore when the annual 10 mile Midnight Moo Walk was unable to go ahead, due to Covid 19, a number of residents signed up for “The All New Moo”. A group from the village took part as “Stoke Goldington Walking to Willen”. Their aim was to raise as much money possible by walking from Stoke Goldington to Willen Hospice (and back to Stoke Goldington for some) on Saturday 12th September, a total of 7.5/15 miles and in true style the walkers dressed up for the occasion and raised just over £4,000 !
As 2020 came to a close Stoke Goldington’s residents came together to light the village up for Christmas. Each day throughout December another decorated window was unveiled and added to the Stoke Goldington Advent Window Trail, alongside the usual pretty Christmas decorations our residents put up. By the 24th December 24 beautifully Christmassy windows were lit up and on Christmas Eve St. Peter’s Church opened its doors to reveal pathways lit by lanterns, a tree and nativity on display. Below is a snap shot of our 2020 Advent Trail.
As time goes by we hope this page will continue grow with memories of events that take place in our village, Stoke Goldington.