Welcome to Walkington
A very warm welcome to all our visitors: regular, occasional and first timers.
Links to the most recent editions of the Walkington Newsletter can be found below - just scroll down.
Walkington Spring 2019
As the days are lengthening and the weather begins to improve our village sports clubs are coming out of hibernation and preparing for the summer season of play. Both the cricket and bowls clubs would welcome new members:
The cricketers will be holding net practice sessions on Thursdays at 6pm throughout April (contact Ben Gardiner 861161 or Phil Burgess 07977 407715)
The bowls club will be holding an Open Day in June but enquiries are always welcome from anyone who fancies giving the game a try - all you need is a pair of flat shoes! Contact Pam Hardy 887768 or George Southern 868704
*An invitation is extended to everyone who is not otherwise engaged on Monday mornings to come along to the Methodist Schoolroom between 9 and 11 for your choice of tea, coffee, toast or teacakes. It's a nice start to the week: newspapers to read, friendly chat, books to borrow, plus a toy corner for little ones. No charge - make a donation if you wish.
*Work continues on the two new homes adjacent to Mere Cottage, to the rear of the pond. This is land owned by the Sherwood & Waudby Trust and the homes
are to be available at an affordable rent to local residents. Funding for the project has been obtained via ERYC from a Government community small-scheme project, and from a charity loan fund.
All three of these dwellings will soon be available to rent to people with a connection to the village, either by already living here or having family connection to Walkington. Contact Sue Sugars, secretary to the charity, 11 Waudby Close, Walkington HU17 8SA, 01482 861056 for more information.
*More new houses in the village. Duchy Homes are proposing to build 24 homes on the site of an existing bungalow on Little Weighton Road, following demolition of that dwelling. For the full story to date have a look at the Walkington blog site (https://walkington-life.co.uk/home/duchyhomes).
*Walkington Pantomime Players present 'Lucky Sods' by John Godber.
Village Hall 8pm 14-18 May 2019. Tickets £8 are on sale from the Village shop or see the advert in the Newsletter. Always a good night out and supporting village organisations too!
*Walkington Preschool are holding a Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday 8th June, 7.30-11.30 in the school hall. Tables/teams of 6. Ticket £25 includes 6 glasses of wine and 2-course supper. Contact Louisa Wardle 01482 868650/07527 925401.
* The volunteers who look after the Church Paddock would welcome extra helpers, first Saturday of each month from 3rd March, 9.30-10.00. Just turn up with your wellies and gloves!
*Can you help? The Newsletter team need someone to handle the commercial advertising in the paper version. Please contact the editor, Mat Sreeves, for more information. email: email@example.com , phone: 01482 872156.
*We will remember them
In 2014 villager Chris Elston published a small volume entitled 'Walkington Remembers' which was circulated to all recipients of the Newsletter. It contained information about each man on the Walkington WW1 Roll of Honour. Since then Chris has completed the task by researching the nine men who died in WW2 and the Korean War.
To see the WW1 Roll of Honour click here
To see the WW2/Korean War Roll of Honour click here
Don't forget you can access the most recent editions of the full Walkington Newsletter on-line, just scroll down on this page and click on the link.
(The latest edition is often available here before it comes through your door.)
Seeking premises to rent in the village for events or activities?
The Village Hall, the school hall and the Methodist Schoolroom can all be hired: to enquire about the Village Hall the contact is Mrs Anne Hearne (01482 868310), for the school hall it is 01482 861115 and for the Methodist Schoolroom
it is Mrs Hilary Hoggarth (01482 861112).
* You can access the most recent editions of the Newsletter online.
To access the February 2019 edition click here
To access the March 2019 edition click here
To access the April 2019 edition click here
Car Boot Sales
Car Boot Sales are planned for the first Sunday in the month throughout
the Summer months. Details on the Playing Fields page.
Get sporty in Walkington
Our village sports clubs always welcome new members or simply anyone who fancies trying out a new activity.
Do you play badminton? The Walkington Badminton Club is looking for new members. They meet in the school hall on Tuesday evenings, 8-10pm. Contact 01482 861112 for more info.
Walkington Bowls Club would also be delighted to welcome prospective new members. It's a great game for all ages and our club has one of the best greens
in the county. Contact Pam Hardy 01482 887768
Finally, the Cricket Club page (in the Playing Fields & Sports Clubs section) has updated information, including contact details.
Other events and dates for the diary
* Baby & Toddler Playgroup
Every Tuesday during term time, in the Village Hall,
plus Soft Play Sessions on every second Tuesday, same time and place.
9.30-11.30. £2 for 1 adult+1 child (£1.00 per additional baby/child, 50p per additional adult). Fee includes refreshments.
Contact Claire Hostick for more information. 07803 165895
* The Monday Club (Formerly the over-50's)
Monday 8 April: Speaker Derek Clark - Mystery items?
Guess how these were used
Monday 13 May: Speaker Mr C Bullough, head teacher
2pm in the Methodist Schoolroom, doors open 1.30pm.
Annual membership £12, or £2 per meeting, including refreshments
Contact Jill Booth, 01482 864735
* Walkington Ladies Social Group
Meet in the Village Hall at 7.45 pm on the second Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday 10th May: 'Fred Elwell' with speaker Val Wise
New members always welcome. Contact: Judith Parkes 01482 881079
* Book Group
Tuesday 2nd April: 'A Talent for Murder' by Andew Wilson
Tuesday 6th May:'The Salt Path' by Raynor Winn
Tuesday 3rd June:'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman
Meet at the Dog & Duck at 8pm. Newcomers always welcome for a drink and
discussion. Contact Kathryn 861164 or Lorna 871233 for more information.
*Keep Fit in the Village Hall
Every Tuesday, 2-3pm. Suitable for all ages. Cost £2.50 per session. All welcome. Contact Di Thomson 01482 862496
*Singalong Memories - just for fun! Alternate Tuesdays in the Methodist Schoolroom, 2-3.45pm. Admission £2 includes refreshments. Contact Sue Jenkinson 992188, Val/Mike Thompson 865249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to clarify any confusion: this website is in no way connected to
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Do you have oil-fired central heating? Unfortunately the LWRC oil-buying cooperative has closed after several successful years. If you know of an alternative provider in the area (or are brave enough to set up a new one) please let us know
so we can spread the word. Buying collectively can save a significant sum on each purchase so is very worth-while.
Re Ancestors page in the History section. We are happy to add new requests or update old ones at any time, and would love to hear of any family history success stories relevant to the village.
Please let us know if you have any comments about the site, or suggestions for improvements.
To see a 'slide show' tour of the village and surrounding area, go to the About Us page, which also gives an update on current weather conditions in the area.
For those who may be researching their family history or simply have an interest in our village in times past, take a look at the History section of the site. This includes the Ancestors page, an opportunity for researchers to request help in tracing their forbears. Let us know if you can help or would like to add a request.
Odds and Ends
Car Boot Sales
See the Events and Playing Field & Sports Clubs pages.
This website brings together lots of information about the village of Walkington. Some of the content duplicates what is to be found in the Walkington Newsletter, which is published and distributed to every household in the village ten times a year. For example, church service times and details of up-coming events. However, if you explore the various sections listed on the left, you will find items about all aspects of the village, its social life and its history.
If you have found the site useful, or have a story about the village which you would like to share, please let us know.
The Walkington Newsletter - 58 years and counting!
There was a special 50th anniversary edition of the Newsletter in May 2010: there are still copies available (for a small charge) so contact us if you would like to have one.
The Walkington Newsletter has for over 50 years been a vital source of local information as well as a way for everyone in the village to keep up to date with local events. It is entirely staffed by volunteers and distributed free of charge to every home in the village.
This website edition has for more than a decade provided an opportunity for regular updates about what is happening between issues of the Walkington Newsletter and also enables the many organisations within the village to give more information about their activities than would normally be possible. I am aware that some of these items are out of date. If organisation representatives wish to contact me with up-dated information I will be delighted to add it to their page or create a new page for them if they are not already represented here.
Pam Hardy (web editor)
Alan Hardy, who was the creator and original caretaker of
this website, sadly passed away in September 2008.
If you have any comments, suggestions or contributions please use the feedback form on the Contact Us page to send messages directly to us. If you would like a page about your club or association please let us know.
Copyright: All content copyright Alan & Pam Hardy 2006-2019