Author Archives: editor

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to walkington-life – yes five years old today. Can you believe it, five years ago, on the 8th December 2014, the blog was introduced to the village and the world, and what a successful fifth year it’s been. We’ve tried to report on, as well as promote, the events happening in the village, which …

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Posted on: 8, December, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

 Our annual Carol Services and the visits of Father Christmas to the pond will take place on Tuesday 17th and Saturday 21st December at 7.00pm. As Always the magnificent Byass 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 …

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Posted on: 2, December, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The Church Path will be closed on 3rd December 2019 between 9:00am and 15:00pm, presumably from Little Weighton Road down to the main road at the bottom of the path. The sign does not provide any further details and there is no EYRC notice advising why the closure is required. Please see the photo of …

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Posted on: 1, December, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

I was searching for something that was appropriate for this time of year and came across ‘Dowly Days, written by Ernie Teal MBE. Many of  the blog’s younger readers may not have heard of the man who was often referred to in the media as Mr Walkington.  Ernie was always a great supporter of all …

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Posted on: 27, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Recently I was chatting to a friend about the funny things children say. She told me a very funny story about a 10 year old girl while on a school trip to the countryside.  The inner city school catered for deprived children who didn’t have much experience of country life. The school arranged a trip …

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Posted on: 26, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Humorous
Parish Council

Walkington Parish Council meeting, Methodist Church, Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 7:00pm. Agenda 19.12.01 Apologies for Absence 19.12.02 Declarations of Interest 19.12.03 Matters for Ward Councillors Amended Application 03/06008/PLF 97 East End Community Led Housing Commuted Sums Village Footpaths Drains on Kirk Lane Flooding 19.12.04 Public Participation  19.12.05 Chairman’s Communications 19.12.06 Minutes of the Recent …

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Posted on: 25, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: Parish Council

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Quiz in the Village Hall on  Friday, 15th November 2019, but I am sure it was up to the usual high standard. The teams featuring in the November round were the Walkington Ladies Social Group, All Hallows Church and the Methodists. The team from All Hallows won the …

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Posted on: 25, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

 For those regular blog readers, with long memories, you may remember this planning application that first appeared on the blog in October 2015. Yes… even before Brexit!  At that time the planning application was to build 14 dwellings on the land behind the Village Hall. The plan was opposed by both the Walkington Parish Council and …

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Posted on: 25, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

How times change. Not so long ago, Gin was often referred too as ‘Mothers Ruin’ whereas today, it is one of the most popular cocktails with an estimated 73 million bottles sold in the UK during 2018. The increase in demand for ‘interesting’ gins, with new modern flavours, has created a whole new industry which …

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Posted on: 13, November, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General