The annual Dr M Scrowston memorial quiz took place last Friday evening (20th) in the Village Hall between the University of Hull Chemistry Department and The Brains of Walkington. There were warm tributes to the late Mike Scowston from his colleagues in the Chemistry Department. The fact that this competition is still going strong, after …

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Posted on: 24, April, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General
Parish Council

WALKINGTON PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 3 April 2018 in the Methodist Church Meeting Room  Note – these minutes will require confirmation at the next Annual Parish Meeting  Present: Councillors G Southern (Chairman), Mrs C Boyle, T Collinson (from minute 18.04.02(6), D Drew, J Drew, C Dixon, K N Hearne, …

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Posted on: 23, April, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

Last Saturday (14th) I popped into the All Hallows Brunch at the Village Hall and spent a very pleasant half hour chatting  to people about various village topics. The event held between 10:00 -12:00 was billed as a brunch and an opportunity to meet the new vicar, the Rev David Harry Messer; when I turned up …

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

There’s a sight you don’t see very often on a Saturday lunchtime, a big yellow tractor, pulling a trailer full of muck in Teal Close. And judging by the number of bags of muck being dispensed the gardens in the Close will be bursting with colour this summer. The tractor, accompanied by an industrious group …

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

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

This year’s concert in support of Parkinson’s UK will be held in the Village Hall on 13th October and features Edwina Hayes. If  last year’s concert, featuring Henry Priestman, is anything to go by you’ll need to book your seats early. ‘Edwina Hayes numbers Michael Parkinson and Nanci Griffith among her fans. Her beautifully written …

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Posted on: 3, April, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General
Parish Council

The next meeting of the WALKINGTON PARISH COUNCIL will be held in the Methodist Church School Room on Tuesday 3 April 2018 at 7.30 pm. This follows the Parish Annual General Meeting. AGENDA 1. APOLOGIES 2. CODE OF CONDUCT & EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTS – AMENDMENTS – report from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (enclosed) …

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Posted on: 29, March, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

In January 2017, I set off on a journey around the world, starting at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. My objective was to photograph the people, landscapes and wildlife as I circumnavigated the globe – returning four months later, once again to the prime meridian. Over the course of 118 days, I travelled through …

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Posted on: 26, March, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Friday night (16th March) saw the Grand Final of the Walkington Quiz season in the village hall. It really is pure theatre to watch the empty hall transform itself into a quiz night. When the doors open the audience surges in and everyone sets too and changes the hall into a quiz venue. Heating on, …

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Posted on: 26, March, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Whilst it is true to say that the renovation of the pond has drawn some adverse criticism, it also true to say that there is support for the scheme. I was at the pond when the felling started to take some photos for the blog and visited again the next day when the job was …

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Posted on: 18, March, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General