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

This poem was written by Arita Price of Walkington and appeared in the October 1975 edition of The Newsletter. I hope you’ll like it. My God… there, stands your monument so well within my view! Why then, and who was she for whom the bell toiled solemnly? How sad does your love have to make …

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Posted on: 20, January, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Art

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

Part 11  ‘I’ll Be Off Then” Mr. Dylan eyed his sleeping friend with dismay. ‘Yes, well…er… I’ll be off then,’ he stuttered trying hard to sound casual. All he heard in answer, was in fact the loud, vulgar snoring of the old tom-cat. “I’ll get off then …. shouldn’t take me long …. they’ll be …

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Posted on: 11, January, 2017 | Author: Author
Categories: Short Stories

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 the Walkington Parish Council THE VILLAGE POND – “Walkington Mere” The pond is the premier icon of Walkington and a focus of interest and pride in the village. The years take their toll on it and on its surrounding trees and margins and the Pond Committee do stirling work in an entirely voluntary …

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Posted on: 17, December, 2016 | Author: Author
Categories: Parish Council