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Apart from the Christmas pantomime, the Walkington Pantomime Players usually put on a second production in May, with the aim of raising money for local organisations in the village.  This year’s production will be a comedy by Peter Gordon called ‘The Reunion’ and will be performed in the Village Hall between the 16th May and 20th May. …

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Posted on: 2, March, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The Walkington village quiz season is drawing to an exciting conclusion with the Grand Final in March. Last Friday(17th Feb) saw the last semi final take place, in the village hall, featuring teams from the Sherwood and Waudby Trust, the Walkington Ladies Social Group and the Awesome Foursome. You will, no doubt remember, that your …

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Posted on: 21, February, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Today (Friday) the weather is cold and the snow is falling; the light wind bringing the low temperatures is coming, according to Tomasz Schafernaker, somewhere far to the East. Growlery weather, if you familiar with Bleak House. I have just been to the Shop, as I said it’s Friday, which means a delivery of their …

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Posted on: 11, February, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Once again I have had the pleasure of being invited to Walkington Primary School to report on school projects for publication on the village blog. Last year I wrote about a project to build two Goblin racing cars; this time, the project involved the building of an Igloo House, by the reception class and their …

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Posted on: 1, February, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

You may remember that last year the blog published a post on the competition, sponsored by Hull City Council and STAND (St Andrew’s Dock Heritage Park Action Group), to select a sculpture to recognise the Lost Trawlermen of Hull. The competition was won by Beverley artist and blog contributor, Peter Naylor. The memorial sculpture has …

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Posted on: 31, January, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

The Walkington Quiz season is moving towards an exciting conclusion with last night (20th) hosting the first semi final. The three teams challenging for a place in the Grand Final in March were The Pantomime Players, All Hallows and The Methods. As usual the our question master was Dennis Johnson with Mike Brookes keeping score. …

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Posted on: 21, January, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

This poem was written by Arita Price of Walkington and appeared in the October 1975 edition of The Newsletter. I hope you’ll like it. My God… there, stands your monument so well within my view! Why then, and who was she for whom the bell toiled solemnly? How sad does your love have to make …

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Posted on: 20, January, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s biggest bird survey and regularly attracts nearly half a million participants. The records from people counting birds in their gardens provides a vital snapshot of the UK’s birds each winter. The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 will take place over the weekend of the 28th and 29th …

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Posted on: 20, January, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General