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New Beginnings…. I thought I might write a short piece about who I am and my family-I am your new Vicar/Rector Revd David Harry Messer. I am married to Beverley who is a Primary School Teacher and we have two daughters Charlotte who teaches in York and Olivia who is currently working as a Graphic …

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Posted on: 6, December, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Posted by Mary Wells Roz Jordan-Jackson with her winning painting ‘River Valley’ from the recent Walkington DAPPAs exhibition  ‘A Brush with Culture’ which raised over £620 for HERIB and Parkinson’s  UK.   Editor’s Note: Well done Roz and well done to the Walkington DAPPA group for raising over £620 for the two designated charities. Hope …

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Posted on: 6, October, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: Art

Posted by Fiona As part of a ‘Conservation challenge’ for the 2017 Lifestyle project a group of girls (aged 11) from Walkington have built a Wildlife Hotel. The hotel is located in All Hallows Wildlife Garden on Church Walk. The girls have used recycled materials to construct the Wildlife habitat which is designed to attract all types of wild …

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Posted on: 23, August, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Posted by Chris Cross Saturday 8th July was a beautiful, warm, sunny day just perfect for the Flower Festival at St. Peter’s Church, Rowley Manor. As we walked into the church we were welccomed by the vicar and one of the lady organisers who explained the purpose of the festival. When asked about the Friday …

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Posted on: 12, July, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Bundles of Joy By Claire Raper I founded ‘Bundles of Joy’ in November 2017 after recognising a shortage in the local community for families in need. The Mission of the charity is as below, supporting families across Hull and the East Riding and Yorkshire. Poverty in families and children can have an adverse effect on …

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Posted on: 4, June, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Now the vicar has left the village for pastures new, I was wondering how they go about appointing the new vicar. So I emailed the Diocese of York to find out about the process. I received a very helpful response and  a Communications Intern was assigned to write a post for the blog. The appointment of clergy …

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Posted on: 30, April, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: General

      Local Homes for the Community Does Walkington have the right mix of housing?   In recent years, Walkington has seen plenty of new housing for sale but the homes often prove too expensive for many local households on limited incomes. Affordable housing, either for rent, shared ownership or discount sale could be …

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Posted on: 27, February, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Part 11  ‘I’ll Be Off Then” Mr. Dylan eyed his sleeping friend with dismay. ‘Yes, well…er… I’ll be off then,’ he stuttered trying hard to sound casual. All he heard in answer, was in fact the loud, vulgar snoring of the old tom-cat. “I’ll get off then …. shouldn’t take me long …. they’ll be …

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Posted on: 11, January, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: Short Stories