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Our annual Carol Services and the visits of Father Christmas to the pond will take place on Tuesday 18thand Saturday 22ndDecember at 7.00pm. The magnificent steam organ will be there providing the music for the carols followed by “you know who” giving sweets to all the children. You can be assured of a warm “Walkington …

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Posted on: 3, December, 2018 | Author: Author
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Posted by Lucy Jenkins Another year, another fantastic pantomime. This year’s show blew me away, from the set detail and props to the incredible acting produced by the people of Walkington. No matter where you were sat, it was easy to be fully immersed into the panto experience, with the floor being used as extra …

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Posted on: 2, December, 2018 | Author: Author
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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
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Posted by Helen.   A huge thank you to all the generous Walkington villagers who sponsored Team Batten – Tim, Helen and William (12 years old) Batten, in their quest to conquer the Three Yorkshire Peaks Challenge in order to raise money for the HEYHull RetCam charity appeal.   Team Batten took part in the …

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Posted on: 15, May, 2018 | Author: Author
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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
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Posted by Arvind Mistry. Last September an opportunity arose to join a group of family friends to fulfil one of my personal lifelong ambitions, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. A ‘Bucket list item for many people, this challenge was especially meaningful for me as it allowed me to return to the country of my birth, Tanzania, …

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Posted on: 6, March, 2018 | Author: Author
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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
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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
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Posted by Christine The Christmas Tree Musical Box My sister Pat and I were so excited at Christmas when the time came for us to bring out the festive decorations, the highlight of which was the Christmas tree. Ours was not any ordinary tree, ours would be admired by our friends and neighbours with gasps …

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Posted on: 10, December, 2017 | Author: Author
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