On Sunday morning in All Hallows churchyard, just before 11 o’ clock, a large number of villagers gathered to commemorate  the end of the First World War. The names of all the soldiers that we have grown so used to seeing around the village, were read out, then as the church clock struck 11:00 there …

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Posted on: 12, November, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Today walkington-life blog has received a copy of Duchy Homes proposal to build new homes on a site on Little Weighton Road. The site has already  been allocated for residential development in the East Riding Local Plan. The blog will aim to keep local residents updated with the submission of the planning application; how you …

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Posted on: 12, November, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Please come and support this fundraising event for Walkington’s Preschool. The money will enable us to buy extra equipment for use by the children, take on educational projects and generally enhance the learning environment for the children. Walkington Pre-School is run by an elected committee of unpaid volunteers and your support will be very helpful in …

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

This post was first published on the blog in July 2018 when the project, organised by Steve Thorp, was just starting up. It goes without saying what a fantastic job Steve has done and it has generated so much emotion and interest in these brave young men from the village. The memorials have brought  many …

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Posted on: 5, November, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Thomas Bailey was the village blacksmith at Walkington for nearly 40 years. He was born at Dunnington, near York, in 1876. His father was a policeman and so the family moved to various places but ended up at Nafferton and stayed there. Thomas was the ninth child of a family of fourteen and when he …

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Posted on: 30, October, 2018 | Author: Author
Categories: General

As the clocks go back and the colder, darker evenings return, people start to think about all things Christmassy and one tradition that many families indulge in during the run-up to the festivities is a trip to see a pantomime. For many people this may be the only time all year they see live entertainment. …

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

All Hallows Church is the venue for a remembrance evening for the men in the village who gave their lives in war. It is hoped that the evening will be thought provoking, encouraging those attending to reflect on the futility of war generally, and The Great War specifically. A narrative will wind its way through …

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

SKIDBY PARISH COUNCIL CLERK TO THE COUNCIL (Part-Time)  Salary Range: £3,570 – £4,237 The Parish Council are looking to appoint a Clerk to the Council/Responsible Financial Officer as a consequence of the decision of the current Clerk to resign. The job is part-time (an average of 7 hours per week) and involves working from home.  …

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

 Last Saturday afternoon (20th) I had the pleasure of attending the Art Exhibition, ‘Its a Wonderful World’ featuring ‘Pets Corner’ in the Methodist Church Hall. This is the fourth year the event has been held and the morning session was jam packed, so I’m told. It now looks as though this exhibition is well established …

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Posted on: 25, October, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Art