Category: Humorous

Posted by Christine Reading on the blog about one of Walkington’s most colourful characters Tom Bailey the blacksmith, brought to mind a story that my dad used to tell when he was a popular after dinner speaker. The narrative had been passed from word of mouth for almost one hundred years so might just have …

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Posted on: 19, November, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

The following advice for new mums was published in “The Baby Book” presented by The Westwood Maternity Hospital, in Beverley, and dated 1963. The advice includes a suggested daily routine for mother and baby: 7:00am  Rise, wash nappies, etc 7:30       Breakfast, wash up and tidy kitchen 8:30      Clean one room, tidy rest. Rest for 10 …

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Posted on: 14, September, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

What with the World Cup and all the favourable comment about the new film about the life and career of Sir Bobby Robson (More Than A Manager) I thought it might be a good idea to re-publish the Funny But True post, with some of the quotes attributed to Sir Bobby. It certainly got me …

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Posted on: 18, June, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

A few weeks ago my nephews came to tea as usual and to celebrate my husband’s birthday we had a glass of Bucks Fizz. The younger nephew told me they had been learning about alcohol at school and he had told his teacher that I went to the pub every Friday night and that I …

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Posted on: 8, April, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

Submitted by Jane. When our grand daughter Ciara was about 4 years old, her favourite tv programme, which she always looked forward to, was called ‘Alice The Camel.’ One evening she was playing with her toys when the News came on the tv.  The main item was a piece about a problem involving the Labour Party …

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Posted on: 4, June, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

This item is not really funny, well it’s sort of funny… but has more to do with irony. Letters were received concerning the volume of heavy traffic passing through the village and seeking the support of the Council in asking for some action on this matter. The Council agreed to pass copies of the letters …

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Posted on: 28, March, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

Posted by Chris My nephews visited a few weeks ago and the younger one (10 years old) said how much he would like to be Christened. His older brother was Christened as a baby but due to various circumstances the younger child was not. He had been considering who he might ask to be God …

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Posted on: 23, August, 2016 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

Posted by Chris. Recently I read the post on the Walkington Quiz – Grand Final. I was interested to see no one knew the meaning of the word ‘Coulrophobia’ – Fear of Clowns (myself included)! I was reminded that a few years ago I took my nephews to the Westwood to fly a kite and …

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Posted on: 28, March, 2016 | Author: Author
Categories: Humorous

Posted by Keith. I have been a Newcastle United supporter for a lot of years and have seen some great players and managers, unfortunately, not always at the same time. However, one Manager who stands out is Sir Bobby Robson who showed a love and passion for the game like very few other people. Today, …

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Posted on: 18, February, 2016 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

Posted by the editor. These extracts were taken from the records of All Hallows Church. 1885  –  4th September 1885 (Friday) at 5:45 pm. A thunderstorm of dangerous energy, the lightning of which struck the south-west pinnacle of the church fracturing it in pieces and breaking some stones inside the belfry walls, killing two pigeons. …

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Posted on: 3, January, 2016 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous