Category: General

The sun was shining, the bunting gently blowing in the breeze and Teal Close was preparing to celebrate VE Day in a relaxed, family grouping and social distancing kind of way. The level of participation was very high and I suppose many of us were just looking for a good reason to go out and …

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Posted on: 21, May, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Message from the Walkington Bowls Club Management Committee for our club members.  Following the latest news from the Government, moving from lockdown is going to be, quite rightly, a very cautious process with social distancing still needing to be in force and likely to remain so for some time.  Consequently, as there are still so many uncertainties …

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Posted on: 12, May, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

The 8 May 1945 marks the 75th anniversary of the  end of World War Two in Europe. VE Day (Victory in Europe) was one of celebration in Britain and saw people coming together to enjoy the victory in streets up and down the country. However, dampening  the jubilation somewhat, Winston Churchill  pointed out that the …

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

Things may be looking a bit more like normal with leaves on the trees on the Westwood, with toilet rolls back on sale in the Village Shop and Boris back in Number 10; alas, things I’m afraid are not what they seem with social distancing and lockdown still firmly in place. However, one event that …

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

Kirk Lane, in Walkington, will be closed for five weeks from 27th April until 3rd June 2020. This emergency closure  will allow the replacement of the main gas pipe to take place. Road closure signs are in place at the top and bottom of Kirk Lane, however the road will be kept open for emergency …

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

In these current uncertain times I would like to share a positive view of the Walkington community. I work for the NHS as a Children’s Occupational Therapist, working with children with special needs. NHS budgets are very limited and training has been one of the areas hit by cutbacks. I have been fortunate to be …

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Posted on: 30, March, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General

Sadly, The Newsletter  will not be appearing through the letterboxes of the village this month, however the April edition can be viewed online via the website www.walkington-news.org. It serves as a sharp reminder of just how radically our lives have been impacted in such a short period of time, with so much of the content …

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

Dear All We thought it might be useful to provide an update on where we think we are with regards cancellations and playing bowls at Walkington in the 2020 season. The Humberside secretary has informed us that they have cancelled all EBF and EBA competitions, individual and teams. The Hull and District Ladies league has …

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

Norman Castle! The name of Norman Castle will be well known to many of the older residents of Walkington and, in fact, it was Norman who we have to thank for starting ‘The Newsletter’ in 1960. Norman, and his wife Joan, left the village in 1971 and moved to Ripley, near Harrogate, however Norman is …

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Posted on: 22, March, 2020 | Author: editor
Categories: General