Category: General

Posted by Wendy Mitchell Who would have thought one small village could accommodate 3 pubs….especially nowadays when pubs are closing down….but my village has 3, all close to one another, almost in a row. But they all have different characters, serve different needs…… During lock down, they all obviously had to close and this was a …

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Posted on: 3, August, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

I think communities have come into their own during Covid. It’s been the one shining light, the one positive. It’s also shown the importance of good communities.  Shown people, who might not before have thought about it, how those around them might just need a little support. More people have smiled and said hello than …

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Posted on: 17, July, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Memorial Wood Many people who now live in Walkington will drive, walk or run up Middlehowe Road towards Newbald, they will see just before the crossroad a small stone which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Victory in Europe and Victory in Japan. This memorial stone was made by Mick Morrill and erected in August 1995 …

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Posted on: 17, July, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

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

Hi Everyone. I wanted to show everyone the new Union Flag on the Village Hall. The old flag had been there for two years and had seen better times. A big “Thank You” goes to the Villager who paid for the new flag. The Village Hall Committee is looking forward to inviting everyone back to …

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Posted on: 27, May, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

It has been decided that the green will be open to members from Monday 1st June. The club will be following the guidance issued by Bowls England so a booking system will be in operation which Pam Hardy has kindly agreed to co ordinate. A membership fee of £10 will be charged for the season. …

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Posted on: 23, May, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General