East Goscote’s original community magazine was the East Goscote Community News and was first published in 1969. It ceased publication in the 1980s. A magazine was then produced via photocopy at Wreake Valley College. In 1993 David Cannon took over the editor’s position of The Long Furrow from Lyn Palmer. David had the magazine reproduced by East Goscote’s very own ‘Clipper Print’. David still contributes the Greener Goscote material today. It’s now reproduced by the reliable ‘Anchor Print‘ in Syston. Old issues can be seen on the Town Council website here.
As Long Furrow’s new Editor, I have attempted to revitalise the look and content of the latest issue, and have produced the issue for August – November. We currently have 1300 copies of the 24-page magazine distributed seasonally to all business and residential addresses in East Goscote. You can see the new August issue here:
Long Furrow Community Magazine – August-Nov 2016
Long Furrow says:
“It’s your East Goscote– you live here, and give Goscote its life-liness. This magazine is for you. It’s a place to share your business, to share your passions, to share your news, to share your views.
If your organisation or club has something to say, let us know, and we can feature a bit about what and why you do what you do! Drop us a line…
We hope you might find something new in these pages – if not, perhaps you could send something in for others to discover? It’s your East Goscote, it’s your Long Furrow.”
***** UPDATE *****
Due to other commitments, after 5 issues, I stopped Editing Long Furrow in Oct 2017.