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Posted by Helen.   A huge thank you to all the generous Walkington villagers who sponsored Team Batten – Tim, Helen and William (12 years old) Batten, in their quest to conquer the Three Yorkshire Peaks Challenge in order to raise money for the HEYHull RetCam charity appeal.   Team Batten took part in the …

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Posted on: 15, May, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General

In January 2017, I set off on a journey around the world, starting at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. My objective was to photograph the people, landscapes and wildlife as I circumnavigated the globe – returning four months later, once again to the prime meridian. Over the course of 118 days, I travelled through …

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Posted on: 26, March, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Posted by Arvind Mistry. Last September an opportunity arose to join a group of family friends to fulfil one of my personal lifelong ambitions, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. A ‘Bucket list item for many people, this challenge was especially meaningful for me as it allowed me to return to the country of my birth, Tanzania, …

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Posted on: 6, March, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General

When one nears their mid 70’s does it entitle them to morph into a ‘ Victor Meldrew ‘ type and air their grouses about things that they consider unreasonable? In no particular order, here are my major dislikes. 1 People who pick up after their dogs and then leave the sack on the verge. Do …

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Posted on: 12, February, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Posted by Lucy Jenkins. Having not attended a Walkington Pantomime since being an eight-year-old Brownie, my expectations were not particularly high. However, on the evening of 29th November, I was pleasantly surprised. Before I watched ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ at the Walkington Village Hall, I had no knowledge of the storyline however now I …

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Posted on: 6, February, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Posted by Christine The Christmas Tree Musical Box My sister Pat and I were so excited at Christmas when the time came for us to bring out the festive decorations, the highlight of which was the Christmas tree. Ours was not any ordinary tree, ours would be admired by our friends and neighbours with gasps …

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Posted on: 10, December, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: General

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