Author Archives: editor

It happens every year. You’re at a party and somebody starts singing the Twelve Days of Christmas. And just like last year you remember a partridge and a pear tree and five gold rings; as for the rest…not the foggiest. But this year could be different! You could be the one to lead the singing; all …

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Posted on: 17, December, 2016 | Author: editor
Categories: General

It’s official Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed his intention to ride in the Tour de Yorkshire, Britains’ newest international  cycling stage race. Bradley Wiggins will be riding in the inaugural race in his own team colours – Team Wiggins, the Sky backed development squad. What a few years he’s had recently; the first British winner …

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Posted on: 17, March, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Robert Goodwill MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, accompanied our local MP, Graham Stuart and ERYC Councillor Elaine Aird on the Westwood today. The visit was arranged to show the proposed route of the Walkington to Beverley cycle path. Mr Goodwill is responsible for cycling and walking, as well as …

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Posted on: 12, March, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: General

  The Public Meeting, called by the Parish Council, to discuss the problem of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV’s) passing through the village was held on Tuesday evening (10th March). The meeting was attended by eleven residents from the village. The Chairman of the Parish Council provided a verbal summary of the action taken, by the …

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Posted on: 11, March, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: General

That’s it then, Half Term’s over and the bloggers have been coming back in one’s and two’s full of tales about their kids and grandchildren and what they’ve been up to. So the old flying bus remained in the Hangar and the maintenance boys have been going round kicking the tyres and polishing the fuselage. …

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Posted on: 2, March, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

3000, 3500, maybe nearer 4000 people.These were some of the answers offered at a recent Walkington quiz, to the question, ” how many people live in the village?” There was a general murmur of astonishment when the answer was revealed. A population of 2337 according to the census, 2011. Walkington is a small parish in …

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Posted on: 24, February, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: General

This years Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery runs from 14th February to 26th April and provides an opportunity for amateur artists to display their work alongside those of professional artists. One such amateur artist, David Standen of Walkington, presented two of his paintings and one was selected for the final exhibition.  Congratulations David …

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Posted on: 24, February, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

This post is to remind you that if you are considering supporting the proposed cycle path to Beverley, your response needs to be with the Planning Inspectorate by 2nd March 2015. Full details can be found on Amanda’s post – Walkington to Beverley Cycle Path Update posted on 25th January 2015. Thank you.

Posted on: 24, February, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Posted by Mike I had a lump behind my left ear which I’d had for a while and naturally it was causing me concern and worry. These things do, don’t they. Then your imagination takes over and you assume the worst possible outcome.  Then on Boxing Day 2013, I was walking the dog down Saunders Lane; …

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Posted on: 24, February, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

  Controversy in the skies over Walkington this week, regarding the news about the Tour de Yorkshire’s planned route through the village. Bloggers want to take part! They do!  They’ve formed their own planning/strategy group. We have a hard core of villagers, keen to put on the lycra, who want, NO, – are demanding, application forms to …

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Posted on: 15, February, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial