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 This was one of the most popular posts on the blog in 2015. We visited the Memorial just before the lockdown and it’s still thought provoking, especially as you can view it from different angles and get another perspective. Posted by Peter W. Naylor Designing and building the 158 Squadron Memorial has been a life-changing …

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Posted on: 18, May, 2020 | Author: Author
Categories: Art

Mooching round the car-boot sale on the Walkington Playing Field the other Sunday I came across a stall selling second hand books. Flicking through one of the overflowing boxes I found a slim volume published in 1984 by the East Yorkshire Family History Society.  The book headed “Transportation from Hull and the East Riding to America …

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Posted on: 19, July, 2019 | Author: Author
Categories: General

Recently I was chatting to a friend about driving and told her of my niece’s failed test and how she was obviously very disappointed.  My friend said that was bad news and then told me of her ninety – something year old aunt who had just applied to renew her driving licence.  She was interviewed …

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Posted on: 13, June, 2019 | Author: Author
Categories: Humorous/Fun

Posted by Jane Just a line to say I’m living,  that I’m not among the dead, though I’m getting more forgetful  and mixed up in the head. I got used to my arthritis,  to my dentures I’m resigned, I can manage my bifocals  but God I miss my mind, For sometimes I can’t remember,  when …

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Posted on: 10, February, 2019 | Author: Author
Categories: Art

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
Categories: General

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
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

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
Categories: General