Category: General

It has been announced by the Chairman of the Playing Fields Association  that the Fireworks display for this year has been cancelled. Although this news was to be expected it’s a shame that the action has been necessary. The display is always a spectacular event and has become one of the most popular occasions on …

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Posted on: 1, October, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The End of an Era! Last week the Fergie announced it would close its doors on 4th October. This iconic pub has been in the village for as long as I can remember (first licence 1866). Like lots of people who live in the village and lots of visitors who come to the pub, we …

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Posted on: 7, September, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Posted by Wendy Mitchell I’m not sure why I decided to splash out on a camera just before lockdown arrived. Before we’d really understood the significance that Covid was going to have on our lives. But I’m so glad I did as it’s kept me sane, it’s given me a reason to exist each day …

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Posted on: 25, August, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

It has been a difficult few months at Walkington Village Hall as there has been no income since Lockdown was announced. Village Hall Committee members have been looking after the building and keeping it safe. However things are now looking up and we have completed our Action Plan for reopening and we are ready to …

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Posted on: 18, August, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Bowls England have launched an initiative to encourage people to try the game of bowls. Walkington have signed up to join the “Let’s Roll” campaign. Anyone villagers or friends of are most welcome to try the game with a free introductory session at the club. Coaching and equipment will be provided. If you wish to give …

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Posted on: 18, August, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Another post from the blog archives from 2017; the following advice is just as relevant today, maybe even more so!  At the term ‘computer security’ most people switch off because they think of it as something technical and complicated. The answer is that it can be, but the most important stuff is actually very simple. …

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Posted on: 18, August, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: 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