Archive for the ‘Cottingham Green’ Category

The local* history of Christmas: a ‘tree-and-bird‘ story

Which came first: the turkey or the ‘tree?

Grab a last-minute bargain!

Penultimate Cottingham Thursday Market: portable camera pan-around!

Which came first: the Christmas Turkey or the Christmas Tree?

We know the turkey is a species indigenous to North America – so it can’t realistically pre-date Christopher Columbus in 1492 – but it was the enterprising Yorkshireman William Strickland * who settled here in East Yorkshire who first brought six live birds back to the UK from The Americas just 34 years later! So we can say with some certainty that Henry XIII would have been the first reigning monarch to have enjoyed eating turkey in court!

‘Modern’ traditional Christmas as we’ve known it for over a Century now in the UK and the Western World was really an invention of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert! But turkeys only became available for all to eat rather than a very expensive exclusive luxury in the 1950s

To get glimpse of life before our ‘traditional’ Christmas we take for granted mostly today, take a peak at Victorian social commentator Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol”. When taken together with his other works, this forms a thought- provoking and disturbing reminder to the Establishment to think of the plight of the working poor and needy at Christmas!

Nick

continue our walk round …

Lots of local Summer Activities await!

Walking around Cottingham Green, there are several notice boards featuring the many local activities Cottingham has to offer –

They’re regularly updated by the Parish Council (Offices located in the Green) and the Memorial Club (Finkle Street) – and a few window posters on the Civic Hall

The Memorial Club in Finkle Street hosts Cottingham Day – coming 2nd July!

 

Cottingham Parish Council – located centrally

 

Civic Hall Events

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Cottingham Health & Fitness has a new owner

Wishing Mark Perkins as the new owner of Cottingham Health & Fitness success!

Located by Cottingham Allsorts above the shops opposite the Market

86a King Street, Cottingham HU16 5QE (it’s well signposted and located centrally)

Opening hours now extended

9AM to 9PM, Monday to Friday, 10AM to 2PL Saturday and closed Sundays

New equipment

Additions to the weights section featured

Pay as you go options retained

£5.00 per session payg, £20 monthly membership fee retained and £15 per session with a personal trainer for members, £20 for no-members

Contact Mark on 07854 808682

Comment

The pay as you go option and convenient access with local parking on the Green is attractive to the editor as an occaisional member and local resident who can pop in, shower and dress from home quickly

If you have a tendency to gain weight gradually without noticing and then try to lose it periodically but resolve to keep it steady this convenient venue could be right for you. The editor is an ‘air breather’ i.e. an aerobic ‘panter’ (as opposed to an ‘anaerobic load-pusher’ who just wants to maintain his expandable waistline rather than change his basic shape 🙂

Definitely worth a visit!

Nick

Art just keeps on getting better and better!

Local artists exhibit their works of art

Roy Carmichael 002, 008: Cutty Sark and Last Voyage

Local organizers – local artists!

Haltemprice Art Group

Haltemprice Art Group

Do you recognise this ‘not such a bad old cove’

Local artists painting local scenes and events are a delight to behold and to own!

Labour of love: numerous local events are being held throughout the region so there are plenty more opportunities to see their work

Great effort goes into producing works of art – and you don’t have to be wealthy to own them. They can also work to compliment an interior design or even simply a decorative colour scheme – or even just to set the tone for visitors to your home – or factory or office.

Art is, like beauty what you make it to be and what you make of it, in the eye of the beholder!

Exhibition and catalogue for 2015/6

Syllabus and Catalogue 2015-16

Contacts:

Haltemprice Art Group:

Pat 01482 352840

David 01482 633397

Cottingham Civic Hall, ERCC, Saturday 16th April

Nick

 

Brisk sunny morning favours brusque trade

On this last day of March

The Thursday following Easter Bank Holiday Monday – a time to act on reflections and make new resolutions?

There is a National discussion to move the Easter Break permanently to April?

What do you think?

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Despite disruptive showers PM, all went in full swing after a brief Easter break!

Cottingham Thursday Market Today still busy PM

 

Dove Hospice Shop Renovation – one week to go!

Dove House Charity Shop Re-opening 6th. April

Updates:  popular charity shop to re-open soon!

 

Nick

All systems are go!

The Sausage Men locally-made sausages

Delicious sausages in a wide variety of flavours!

Julie Thornhill greeting customer today

Full Market! The fine sunny weather brought lots of people out in the morning- picture taken Thursday 11th. Feb PM

Cottigham Thursday Market in the afternoon sun

– it remained a chilly day despite the brilliant sunshine, so everyone was keeping well wrapped-up!

Sunny afternoon

 

Picta Ornaments

More dynamic duo superheroes

Garden ornaments take a humorous slant!

Eagerly-awaited updates to a traders range of garden ornaments 🙂

Q. When is a gnome not a gnome, Wallace?

A. Why, when it’s a Gromit of course!

You’re never alone with a gnome

Gnome alone?

Home a gnome!

As far as  is known, there are no known home grown home alone garden gnomes in Knowsley

Ouch!

As featured in the film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – the super villain vs. the superheroes.

Now please eat your delightful greens – before he does!

Also seen

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Can anyone from the younger generation tell the Editor who or what this character is?

Contact

Picta Ornaments, Bilton Tel: 01482 813812

Please mention Cottingham.tv!

Nick

Dave’s Shoes

David Garnett of Impact Safety

Contact

Dave’s Shoes E-mail: impactsafety@hotmail.co.uk, Mob: 07973 493757