Reference to the information board in the shelter by the village pond gives a hint of the history of Walkington and mentions its reference in Domesday. Click on the link below for a good summary of what is known of the origin of the name.
What else do we know about our village and its origins? If you have a look at the other pages in the Village History section you will find quite a lot of information about various chapters in the life of the community. If you can add a chapter from you own recollections or family history we would love to hear from you.
The photograph above (From a 1930 postcard, Walter Scott (Bradford) Ltd) shows the pond as it looked about 80 years ago, without the barrier and boardwalk. Do you have photographs of old Walkington that would be of interest to others? If so let us know and we will include some of them here.
Ben Stephenson has a number of photographs taken in and around the area during the 1960-70's, including the building of the Beverley by-pass and the Humber bridge. There are also numerous pictures taken around the village, notably during an extremely snowy winter and a Spring flood on East End. A fascinating archive showing how much (and how little) has changed over the last 40-odd years. Go to basphotos.com and click on the Gallery section.