Category: General

Posted by Claire I’m still in shock. As a finalist of the Hull Daily Mail Charity Champion I was delighted to know the Bundles of Joy work was being recognised. However, on attending the awards dinner last week I was actually presented with the Charity Champion winners certificate. I was amazed, very humbled and very …

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Posted on: 25, September, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Well what a day  for Walkington (13th Sept) and what a big news day for the blog. I had the opportunity today to watch the installation of the new telecoms mast on Northlands Farm. With the sun shining and the remnants of Storm Aileen blowing around our ears the new mast went up like clockwork. …

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Posted on: 14, September, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

This summer a lot of the kids in Walkington have been involved with Lifestyle projects to help to improve community life and conservation in the village. The blog recently reported on the Walkington Wildlife Hotel and now we have Project Hedgehog. This project has the aim of raising awareness and helping with the conservation of …

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Posted on: 3, September, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The August Bank Holiday weekend hosted the Walkington Bowls Club 2017 Finals. The weather was absolutely perfect for the three days with glorious sunshine and the bowling green looking in excellent condition. The weekend is the culmination of nine club competitions run throughout the bowling season, which runs from mid April to mid September; each finalist …

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Posted on: 29, August, 2017 | Author: editor
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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
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On Sunday 23rd July Walkington Bowls Club played host to the Yorkshire Bowling Association 2017 Mens Championship Finals. The weather was unfortunately unkind with a torrential downpour in the afternoon. Although the bowling green flooded around the edges, after a short interval, it recovered sufficiently to allow the competition to resume. There were approximately 32 …

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Posted on: 25, July, 2017 | Author: editor
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The Walkington 10k and Family Fun Run took place Friday evening (14th)  and was a great success with a record number of entries for both events. The races were organised once again by Beverley Athletic Club and what a tremendous effort they put in from marshalling on the route to parking the cars on the …

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Posted on: 25, July, 2017 | Author: editor
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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
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After extensive research, Christine Elston, from the village, wrote a booklet on the Great War (1914-1918) which was distributed to every house in the village along with the Newsletter for June 2014. I happened to see it again recently and wondered how many people still have access to the booklet – not many I thought. …

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Posted on: 2, July, 2017 | Author: editor
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On Tuesday (20th) I accompanied George Southern (Chairman) and Sue Sugars (Clerk) from the Sherwood and Waudby Charity to Walkington Primary School to see some of the children demonstrate the use of iPads donated by the Charity to the school. We were met by Rebecca Hooper, a teacher, who kindly explained how the iPads were …

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Posted on: 23, June, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: General