Category: General

The  church clock in the bell tower at All Hallows Church has to use the modern expression,  has had a ‘make over.’ The clock was manufactured by the Leeds based company William Potts & Sons in 1919 and has been in service ever since. The company was taken over by the clockmaking firm Smith of …

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Posted on: 23, February, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The Walkington Quiz season is moving towards an exciting conclusion and Friday night’s contest (16th Feb) saw the runners up semi final, with the winner claiming the last spot in the Grand Final on 16th March 2018. Unfortunately, the team from the Sherwood and Waudby Charity had to withdraw leaving the Walkington Ladies Social Group …

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Posted on: 19, February, 2018 | Author: editor
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

At the term ‘computer security’ most people switch off because they think of it as something technical and complicated. The answer is that it can be, but the most important stuff is actually very simple. Here are a few of the basic, important things, you should do to make yourself safer online. The following advice …

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Posted on: 29, January, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Things rarely standstill in the world of telecommunications, and so following on from the successful installation of the new Vodafone/O2 mobile telephone mast, we now have the start of the KCOM Lightesteam rollout.  The new service should be available throughout the village by summer 2018 although whether this includes Broadgate, I’m not sure. That’s another …

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Posted on: 22, January, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

It’s been a long haul but today the village was presented with an early Christmas present when the telecoms mast on Northlands Farm went live. The new mast will greatly improve the mobile phone network for all Vodafone and O2 mobile users. I have tested my O2 mobile signal and it’s very good. I was …

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

Last Friday’s (15th) village quiz saw a lively competition between The Panto Players, The Pond Committee and The Awesome Foursome, in front of a good size audience with a few Christmassy jumpers on display.  In the absence of Dennis Johnson, our usual quiz master, Pam Hardy stepped up to perform the duties and did a …

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