Category: Editorial

Be sure of one thing. In these strange and unprecedented times  scammers and fraudsters are still out to steal your money. Many of the current scams focus on the coronavirus and are preying on peoples natural health fears. These are some of the scams to watch out for: Impersonation scams and emails offering health updates …

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Posted on: 2, May, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

With the current restrictions on leaving home and the complete shutdown of village events, it is proving increasingly challenging to keep the walkington-life blog updated with interesting content. And, as we know, for blogs worldwide, ‘content is king.’ Putting on our thinking caps we need ideas to keep the blog interesting. So far, those ideas …

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Posted on: 8, April, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to walkington-life – three years old. Woweee! three years ago, on the 8th December 2014, the blog was introduced to the village and the world, and what a successful third year it’s been. We’ve tried to report on, as well as promote, the events happening in the village, which may have touched the lives …

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Posted on: 14, December, 2017 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

  I had been thinking about a post for New Year’s Eve when I came across this item from the Reverend Lesley Reynolds who was the Rector at All Hallows Church many years ago. I’ve borrowed his thoughts from New Year’s Eve in 1971. I was intrigued by his use of language and had to read …

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Posted on: 31, December, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

Merry Christmas to all our readers. Many thanks to all those who have made a contribution to the successful first year of walkington-life – the village blog; to those who have written posts, added comments, sent in recipes or made us laugh with Funny But True stories. We hope to encourage many more of you …

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Posted on: 21, December, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

We all agreed to meet at the top of Kirk Lane at 10:00 for the walkington-life annual hike. Sorry, let me explain. The venerable company of walkington-life bloggers decided we should leave the plane for a day, and go for a walk, as part of the celebrations for the first anniversary of the blog. Helga, …

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Posted on: 3, December, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

A  planning notice (15/02/120/out) is currently on display tied to a lamppost near the village hall. The application is for the proposed construction of 14 houses on the land behind the village hall and invites comments to be be sent to the Council by 23rd October 2015. Walkington Parish Council has lodged a strong objection …

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Posted on: 20, October, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

Sometimes in life you just want to shut the door, reach for the hobnobs, kick off your shoes and relax with a cuppa. The need for some ‘me’ time is so overwhelming you’d scream at the cat if it wanted feeding. Those moments are precious, yes? Well, I’m having one now, a little downtime, the …

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Posted on: 24, August, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

Flaming June! The walkington-life plane is flying 3000 feet above the village and you can almost  make out the pond beneath the cloud. The plane is strangely quiet. There is a full compliment of bloggers on board but they are full of their own thoughts and in various stages of scribbling their humble offerings for …

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Posted on: 20, June, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

May – what a month! Bike races, General Elections and a significant moment for walkington-life. The excitement generated by the Le Tour de Yorkshire passing through the village will remain in the memory for a long time. Although it was over in a few minutes, the build up, the noise and the spectacle were really …

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Posted on: 9, June, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial