Author Archives: editor

On Monday 17th December singers from the Walkington churches will be carolling around Broadgate from 6.30pm to 8.15pm to raise funds for The Children’s Society.  Please listen out for us and if you would like to join us, either to sing or to collect money, you will be made very welcome!  We will be meeting by …

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Posted on: 10, December, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The work has just started on the development of a car park for church goers on land to the south of All Hallows Church.  The space will provide parking for up to 30 cars and will reduce the damage caused by parked cars to the grass verges on Little Weighton Road.  As the photos show hugh …

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Posted on: 10, December, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to walkington-life – four years old today. Woweee! four years ago, on the 8th December 2014, the blog was first published and blogging was introduced to the village.  What a successful fourth year it’s been with more and more people reading the blog. We’ve tried to report on, as well as promote, the events …

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

Imagine this; you’re sat watching ‘The One Show’ and your wife casually says that she’s too busy with Christmas to bother making a Christmas Cake this year. What do you do, how should you respond? Well, you could fall back on the time honoured response and offer to buy one; or this year you could …

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Posted on: 6, December, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Recipes
Parish Council

The next meeting of the WALKINGTON PARISH COUNCIL will be held in the Methodist Church Meeting Room on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at 7.30 pm. Agenda  01             Apologies for Absence 02             Declarations of Interest Any Member or Officer with a pecuniary or non- pecuniary interest in any item on the Agenda for this meeting may declare that …

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Posted on: 3, December, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

Posted by Christine Reading on the blog about one of Walkington’s most colourful characters Tom Bailey the blacksmith, brought to mind a story that my dad used to tell when he was a popular after dinner speaker. The narrative had been passed from word of mouth for almost one hundred years so might just have …

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Posted on: 19, November, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous

The latest round of the Village Quiz took place last Friday (16th) evening and included teams representing the Sherwood and Waudby Trust, the Pond Committee and All Hallows Church. The audience unfortunately was down on the usual numbers which I put down to a cold evening and Children in Need on telly. Dennis Johnson was …

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Posted on: 19, November, 2018 | Author: editor
Categories: General

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