Category: 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

As summer comes to an end I would like to take this opportunity to summarise all the changes which have taken place since we began our major overhaul of the village pond and express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all the people who have given us so much help and encouragement. It was a …

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Posted on: 31, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

There has been much discussion around the village and on local social media about the white soldier keeping watch with his fellow soldiers around the pond. The soldier in question was called Walter Thorley and a full  explanation, of what happened to Walter Thorley, is shown on the wooden walkway along side the pond. Briefly, …

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

The new Quiz Season kicked off last Friday evening (18th) in the Village Hall and will continue until the Grand Final on 20th March 2020. The first round featured teams from The Newsletter, The Pond Committee and The Bowls Club. The question master was Dennis Johnson and the scores were kept by Mike Brookes who …

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Posted on: 20, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The following was posted by Christine Elston The photograph shows the Rev David Messer and churchwarden Alison Penton receiving a bound edition of the book ‘Walkington Remembers’ from authors Christine Elston and Steve Dowler.  The book includes an account of each of the men on the Walkington War Memorial which now incorporates photographs of the …

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Posted on: 20, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

We are now speeding downhill towards Christmas with many shops already displaying Christmas items and cards. The Christmas season begins four Sundays before Christmas Day with Advent. Advent means ‘coming’ and Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus in the weeks that lead up to Christmas. All Hallows Church are holding an Advent …

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Posted on: 19, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

To allow Little Weighton Road to be widening in certain areas, the road will be closed to traffic between Risby Lane and Townend Road commencing 14th October 2019 to allow carriage widening works to take place, it is anticipated that the work will be completed by 1st December 2019. As the map shows  the alternative …

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Posted on: 11, October, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The Firework display on the Walkington Playing Field is one of the highlights of the year and I am sure this year’s will bee no different. The event, organised by the Playing Field Committee, will take place on Sunday, 3rd November 2019 and full information on tickets etc can be found on the poster below. …

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Posted on: 30, September, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General

It has been a good week for the Walkington Bowls Club with both Cup and League success. The Club play matches in the Driffield And District Veterans League which has 7 divisions and Walkington Bowls Club is represented in 4 of them. The Walkington team in Division A captained by John Turgoose came top of …

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Posted on: 21, September, 2019 | Author: editor
Categories: General