Author Archives: editor

This quiz is called Staycation – Seaside Destinations. My wife and I found some of these a bit tricky, but nevertheless we persevered and got a few more. I must say No3 is quite delicious; this is not a clue! Once again thanks go to Selb who seems to be spending his lockdown devising these …

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Posted on: 8, July, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous/Fun
Parish Council

The Parish Council held an Extraordinary Meeting on 19th March 2020 at which the proposed Covid-19 guideline’s were approved and therefore all future meetings were cancelled until further notice. At that meeting the Parish Council  also approved an amendment to the Standing Orders to delegate all powers to the Clerk, in conjunction with the Chairman, …

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Posted on: 8, July, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

This blog post was originally published in 2015 and tells of the development of our Newsletter and of the villagers involved in those early days. The Walkington village Newsletter is one of the cornerstones of village life. It demonstrates to us all what can be achieved with dedication and enthusiasm, by a small group of …

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Posted on: 7, July, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

As the Government begin to ease some of the lockdown restrictions local councils have begun the process  reopening their doors to the public for some of their services. The poster below from East Riding Council announces library services will reopen with a limited service from 6th July. 

Posted on: 30, June, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

If you, or a family member or friend, attended Walkington School on Northgate in 1976, then the attached film will be of interest to you. It was brought to the blog’s attention by a reader who became interested after reading a  post on the early days of Walkington School. The film was made by Walkington …

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Posted on: 18, June, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

  The expression “where there’s muck there’s brass” originated in Yorkshire in the 20th Century and the word brass is still used as a slang term for money. How true this turned out to be for two metal-detectorists who found a hoard of coins buried in an urn in a farmers field near Walkington. The …

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Posted on: 16, June, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Last Thursday evening, the 4th June, BBC’s Look North programme featured a report on the plight of Dove House Hospice and the severe impact covid-19 was having on its ability to raise money to fund the essential services it provides. With the temporary closure of Dove House charity shops the supply of funds has been …

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Posted on: 8, June, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The last quiz on Sweets proved extremely  popular with over 100 blog readers participating. I think one of the trickiest questions was No4; a few people suggested the answer was Curly Wurly, when in fact the answer was Refreshers. Well, never mind, another week in lockdown and another walkington-life quiz. This quiz was inspired by …

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Posted on: 5, June, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous/Fun

Recently a  friend was chatting to her daughter about how the family were and she told her about her 14 year son. My friends grandson, like most 14 year olds, has to be reminded to shower and use deodorant!  The boy had gone into the shower and after finishing my friends daughter was listening for …

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Posted on: 1, June, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous/Fun