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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

Walk-through: down Hallgate turning into King Street

continue our walk round …

Another successful Sunday Market Festival beckons ..

Cottingham Food Festival

Aldis Approved Cottingham Store Development Plan

Full details can be obtained from the Parish Council and The East Riding of Yorkshire County Council

Further to settling the debate about the preferred entrance, the Needler Centre will also be preserved

Europe? Climate Change? Don’t forget to fuss the dog!

Europe? Get a dog!

Cottingham.tv urges more people in public office to own dogs!

Dogs can teach their owners quite a bit about basic human behaviour and empathy.

Our democratic system is after all based on localism, not globalism!

If you live locally, then you feel it is your right to obtain fair employment opportunities locally too – especially if you are white, UK-born, male and working-class!

Following on from the tragic killing of local MP Joe Cox, from West Yorkshire: however far-sighted and global your thoughts relating to politics are, local people and their interests need to be prioritized and supported too!

You may have heard of politicians kissing babies – a kind of ‘mother-fussing’ if you get the drift, but dog owners know about having empathy with their canine companions, and many also likely  own guns –  especially in America. In fact one can go further and state that guns and dogs go had-in-hand and wo-betide the politician who neglects this basic friending technique! If you don’t want your new baby to be attacked by your jealous yet most favourite canine companion, just remember to fuss the dog!

Understanding the building blocks of basic human psychology through dog-owning

Building empathy surely means adopting the politics of building rapport and localism with your electorate on an individual basis?

Paws for thought

Political Empathy-building with the Electorate

Cottingham.tv’s editorial is also under pressure to forget the big global stories and bring reporting  back down to a local level! Do you have a story to tell?

Politicians neglect this at your peril: people have basic human rights to work, self-respect and ownership of and within their local environment.

If you understand animals, you may just have a chance of understanding Human Beings too, at least in the minds-eye of many members of the National Rifle Association – although some may disagree!

It would be a sorry situation indeed if dog-owning was outlawed by red tape and criminal liability for damages – we would then be completely freed to ‘lose the leash’ (lose the plot) with empathy and localism altogether! Declare it null and void: ignore it as an uncomfortable truth!

Last night, the BBC broadcast two most interesting programmes on American Life: firstly the US President emphasising the reality of Climate Change visiting National Parks over the weekend and secondly coverage of life and inequality for poor Blacks living in Missouri. To win hearts and minds, you need to think local too!

For all your local dog requirements in Cottingham: –

Julie Thornhill, Cottingham Thursday Market

 

Nick

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