Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Members of Goostrey Gooseberry Society were inspired by James Bond  for their float at the village's Rose Day festival but now they are hanging their heads in shame - not only were they savaged by the scout's Viking ship entry but they lost the Crown's hat stand!
The stand with 007s trilby was borrowed from the inn as part of  the set for Miss Moneypenny's  office on their ambitious float.
But in the rush to the pub to drown their sorrows after losing the contest to the scouts for  the best float the old fashioned wooden stand was forgotten.
Now after learning the stand was smashed on the road when it toppled off the trailer as it was returned to the owner, members are appealing for help in locating another - as a donation if possible!
A member of the society said: "We would love to hear from anyone who has a wooden hat stand so we can replace the one we borrowed from the Crown."
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