Category: General

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

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

On Friday night (16th) in the Village Hall the Christmas Village Quiz was held, followed by All Hallows Church Christmas Draw. The three teams taking part were The Bowls Club, The Pantomime Players and The Awesome Foursome a team of superstars brought to together for one night only. The questions were set by Mark Smith …

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Posted on: 19, December, 2016 | Author: editor
Categories: General

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

Posted by Steve Our annual Carol Services and the visits of Father Christmas to the pond will take place on Saturday 17th and Tuesday 20th December at 7.00pm. The magnificent steam organ will be there providing the music for the carols followed by “you know who” giving sweets to all the children which have been …

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Posted on: 3, December, 2016 | Author: editor
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Last year the blog featured a post on KCOM Lightstream being installed on Megson Way, Broadgate. You may remember that lightstream is the ultrafast broadband internet service from KCom, to provide homes with a much faster and reliable internet connection. The connection to your home, is via glass fibre, rather than the more traditional copper wire, we …

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Posted on: 30, November, 2016 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Friday night (18th) saw the latest round of the Walkington Village quiz. The contestants were made of teams representing the Sherwood & Waudby Charity, The Methodists and The Newsletter. The audience was a little bit smaller than usual due to other attractions on the telly, such as Children in Need and Rugby; however they still …

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Posted on: 28, November, 2016 | Author: editor
Categories: General

I know it’s too early for old bloggers like me to be thinking about Christmas, but I have just been sent the following press release about the opening of Santa’s Grotto at Flemingate. Never let it be said that walkington-life is dragging it’s communal feet… so, it’s in with the holly; ring those bells and pull …

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Posted on: 16, November, 2016 | Author: Author
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Last night’s (Sun) fireworks display on the playing field was organised by the Playing Fields Committee and Rainbow Fireworks, and was a truly awe inspiring event. The evening was cold with a continuous blustery rain, that totally failed to dampen the expectations of the large crowd. For the pre-show entertainment there were stalls selling mulled wine, …

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Posted on: 7, November, 2016 | Author: editor
Categories: General