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Local Voice: story-telling bringing local history to life

In four parts covering different aspects. A real account of life and times: the real Dad’s Army!

 

A Sunday Market has been offered to Traders instead and the Application can be updated

Beverley Bar Historic Landmark

A meeting is to be held by the Cottingham & District Traders Association in the King William IV on the 12th. August to discuss the Application. All traders and businesses in the area are welcome to attend.

Ancient bylaws can sometimes catch you out! We’d love to hear your own stories relating to this too ..

A story was once related to the editor by an old friend who shocked everyone by turning up on a horse one day to take the first of his final university examinations. He said, turning to the astounded adjudicator in the entrance to the hall on dismounting: “Tend my horse!”
The adjudicator replied: “Why should I do that?”
My old friend said: “The University bylaws state that all students attending the University premises for the day shall by right have their horses tended!”
Well as you can imagine, there was uproar! One doesn’t suppose much ‘examining’ got done that day!

Not to be out-witted by a lone maverick student on a horse, the perplexed professors deliberated long and hard and on the final day of the examinations, my old friend was called-out of the examination hall mid-exam and hauled before the committee of adjudicators.
Old friend asked worriedly: “Why have I been called out of the examination?”
The adjudicators spokesperson replied: “For failing to wear your sword!”
Old friend: “Why should I wear my sword?”
Spokesperson: “Because another of our ancient bylaws also states: individuals must wear their swords whilst taking their examinations!”

P.S. My old friend did pass his exams, fortunately!

The Council has had to turn-down the Application for holding a Saturday Market in Cottingham because it lies within six and two-third miles of the Beverley Saturday Market!

Although you’ll agree it is well over five miles to Beverley by road from Cottingham, this allows Beverley to preserve its ancient bylaws which have included the protection of their Saturday Market traders from nearby market competition and the rights of all farmers and animal owners to graze their cows on Beverley Westwood.

Some Bylaw Research: Registered Common Land RCL

Beverley Comprises Four Pastures (N, S, E & W)

The wellbeing of the pastures including most famously Beverley Westwood is overseen by the Pasture Masters, a group of men elected from the Freemen of Beverley each March. Although the Pasture Act of 1836 clarified the right of the Pasture Masters to administer and enforce their bylaws, it did not state who ‘owned’ the land. In 1978 the courts decided that the pastures were owned by the then Borough Council; it is now ‘owned’ by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council as RCL.

Planning and Usage Applications including RCL usage are governed by the Council

 

Nick

Cottingham’s Gateway Shops – continued

New Displays and Formats

We’re featuring Buncha Blooms and will provide further details

Buncha Blooms, Hallgate

Ferguson Fawsitt Arms in Walkington hosts a local arts and crafts show today 25th July!

Fantastic range and level of locally-made crafts, bric-a-brac and hand-made produce on offer

Entry free

Knitpickers Babywear

Knitpickers

(above and on Facebook) babies and toddlers handknits

 

Dietary solutions to health and slimming

24 : 24-Hour Athlete

Metabolic training, body transformation: workout smarter not harder (above) a combination of diet, workouts and physical training designed to burn fat more efficiently!

Hull, Brough / Elloughton Space limited: TEXT 24LM to 074 115 172 03

 

Kevin Sugden and Family

Simply Gifts

(above) gifts for all occasions bric-a-brac memorabilia (contact on Facebook SIMPLY GIFTS; kevin@hillsugden.co.uk Tel: 07852 278772)

 

Beverley-based local craftswoman

Visiting The Ferguson Fawsitt, Walkington

Renowned for its excellent meals providing some of the best value pub food and dining in the region!

A square deal for a square meal – with greatly appreciated consistent quality and variety – the editor is a long-repeated Sunday lunch-diner there since childhood and it remains a firm favorite!

 

Visiting Walkington

Quack! Quack!

We return to the theme of ducks and geese – how could we resist!

Duck Island takes centre-stage (centre-left)

 

Walkington is famous for its duck pond – providing a watering hole for both geese and ducks!

And of course, the duck house on the pond is easily missed if you don’t get out of the car and have a look round (next to the long pond grass)! For those in the know, a walking path exists signposted from the spot we’re standing on whilst photographing this)

Duck Island, Duck House

Please shut the gate afterwards for some obvious reasons and other less-obvious ones – it’s part of the Countryside Code!

Providing support for other traders taking a well-earned summer break!

New traders present today: Holmestead’s

Holmestead Garden Furniture & Crate Company

holmesteadservices@gmail.com

Holmestead’s website

 

Garden Decoration

Garden Animals in Earthenware

These are made by a special molding process which we will return to in coming weeks when we get more information from the business

A duck the editor purchased today sitting proudly on our fireside hearth (right)

A joke for the children:

(Newcomer): Quack quack!

Q. (Inuit) Are you a goose?

A. No (crossly), I’m a hearth-duck!

 

(Sorry, Editor 🙂 )

 

John Ford’s Summer Sale

John Ford Summer Sale

Spot the postman on his round ..

 

Roadworks for New Broadband

Roadworks for laying broadband in Cottingham Centre

All our retailers have had to cope with roadworks whilst broadband is installed

And again!

People need to keep services running through disruptions ..  contact McNicholas Construction Team on 0845 200 0214 working on behalf of CityFibre or via Email: cityfibrehull@mcnicholas.co.uk

 

Street Corner: Oakwood Canine Services: Canine Campaign

Canine Ambassadors

 

With Tribute to Blondes of Cottingham Campaign ..

There’s more to Blondes than meets the eye ..

locally-run coffee shop and ice-cream parlour offering a wide variety of exclusive and ethically-sourced food and beverages

Blondes of Cottingham – having empathy for canines too (bottom centre)

Cottingham And District Life And Times

Local People relating local life stories

We are delighted to involve you in a new level of local engagement through video conversations with local people relating the life and times of Cottingham and district

We want to help make you part of local history too

You can help make local history more accessible through taking part in story-telling and discovery!

We are recording interviews with local people and we would be delighted if you would like to take part

If you have a local story you would like to tell or know an older relative who could help, please contact Mike Anne or Nick (contacts menu – top)

We would like to thank Dorothy for her kind support

Christ Church Community Coffee on King street a special thank you for the room – more about CC coffee  soon.

The Cottingham Local History Society meets in Hallgate Primary School 7:30 PM Tel: 845734

Nick

PS we may change the camera angle for future presentations ..

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Cyber Monday: The Daleks are coming!

Hornsea shop to get greater model specialization!

Hornsea and the East Riding have numerous model making clubs!

In an Interview: “Hornsea gets a lot of holiday tourists and many visitors including mature men with some spare time on their hands are looking to buy models including the ever-popular Star Wars Memorabilia!”

Do you have a model railway in your loft or garage?

BB’s Time Machine in Cottingham are definitely worth a visit!

P.S. Well wishes to Chris!

 

Nick

 

Family Event Next Month: Driffield Steam & Vintage Rally Festival

Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally

Expect lots of family-friendly rides and facilities to make this a great day out for the kids!

 

Nick

Black Horse, Little Weighton 10th  – 11th July

The Little Weighton Real Ale and Cider Festival

Enjoy a great selection of specialist and locally produced brews!

Annual Attaction 10th – 12th July This Weekend

Skidby Scarecrow Festival