Author: Richard_lib

February 26, 2019 No comments exist

Thursday 21 February 2019 – Sarah Leah Cobham, CEO of Dream Time Creative gave her talk on the Forgotten Women of Wakefield at Walton Community Library to a packed audience. Sarah brought the subject to life and surprised us with the ways in which Wakefield has been at the forefront of the women’s suffragist movement and women’s education.

She and her team of volunteer researchers are dedicated to raising the profile of these important women and ensuring that they and their achievements are commemorated appropriately with Blue Plaques in keeping


with the plaques already erected to commemorate significant men and buildings.

Huge thanks to Sarah for an interesting and entertaining evening as part of the library’s Third
Thursday Topic program. The audience certainly appreciated the surprising information about the
ways in which these women made a difference during their own lifetimes and how this changed life
in Wakefield, UK and the world at large.

More information about the Forgotten Women of Wakefield and Dream Time Creative can be found
on their  webpage 

July 1, 2018 No comments exist

Walton Ukulele Players provided the musical background to the Walton Primary School PTA.

Ali Bullivant guested on the drums.









Songs Played were:

Bring me Sunshine
I’m Wanna Be like You
Urban Spaceman
Viva La Vida
Love is All Around
The Gambler
Octopus’s Garden
Hi Ho Silver Lining
The Boxer
Da Do Ron Ron
Everything Stops For Tea
8 Days-a-week
Crackling Rosie
Putting On The Style
Wonderful World

June 6, 2018 No comments exist

The Trustees of Walton Community Library are pleased to announce that following discussions held over recent months agreement  in principle has been reached with the Directors of Waterton Academy Trust  (WAT) and the Governors of Walton Primary Academy  to secure the future of the Library.

The school authorities have agreed to grant a long term sub-lease of land, rent free, in the school grounds adjacent to the entrance to the school off The Grove. To implement this the Library Trustees have embarked on plans to  complete a new building  prior to Summer 2020.

In the intervening period the school  intends to partition the existing library space  and to use the rear section for music and other educational purposes. The library will  be re-organised to occupy the front section. Works for this will be completed in the coming summer holiday.

The Trustees would like to thank the WAT and the school’s Governors for facilitating this development in the life of the Community Library and for their continued support.

Our aims are ambitious. To achieve a new building which will be of a design in which the whole village can take pride and one which will make possible a wide range  of activities, events and uses available for the whole community. It will be much more than just a library. That said there is a massive amount to do on many fronts, legal, planning, design, construction and, not least, fundraising to obtain the not inconsiderable finance that will be required.

Dates for the temporary closure of the Library to allow for the partitioning and re organisation works will be announced shortly. We intend to hold  a public consultation meeting this coming Autumn to share  with the village details of the  new building  proposals.

Colin Moran

Trustees Chair

May 19, 2018 No comments exist

8th July    11am 4pm

Wrist Bands for Entrance to All Gardens and venues are available from Walton Community Library and En Route Hair and Beauty £5 in advance and £6 on the day from the village Hall and participating Gardens. Live Music, Refreshments, Plant Stalls, Children’s Activities,Crafts and more… In aid of Walton Community Library. Charity No: 1154607 For further information Telephone 01924 253571

Enjoying yourself at Walton Open Gardens

 Please do:

Take care when walking around the gardens
Drink plenty to keep hydrated
Apply appropriate sun screen
Cross the road with care especially outside the Village Hall

We hope that you have a great day!

Inaugural Open Gardens 2016

May 19, 2018 No comments exist
11:00 11:30         Walton Ukulele Players     Garden 4
11:30 12:00         Ali Bullivant              Garden 12
12:00 12:30         Walton Ukulele Players     Garden 6
12:30 13:00         Gospel Roots Brass Band    Recreation Ground
13:00 13:30         Sandal Choir               Barnabas Rooms St Paul’s Church
13:30 14:00         Ali Bullivant              Garden 6
14:00 14:30         Emillie and Matthew        Garden 4
14:30 15:00         Sandal Choir               Barnabas Rooms St Paul’s Church
15:00 15:30         Gospel Roots Brass Band    Recreation Ground
15:30 16:00         Emillie and Matthew        Garden 12
 Walton Ukulele Players. Library based  
 Ali Bullivent Walton Singer/Song Writer
 Gospel Roots Brass Band. Yorks gospel/jazz band 
 Sandal Choir. Community choir sing popular songs
 Emillie and Matthew. Local vocal and piano duo



August 3, 2016 No comments exist

July 2016 saw the inaugural Open Gardens held within Walton. The day was a
great success, with people flooding the village right from the 11 am start until the
4pm finish. There were stalls at most gardens selling various new and second hand
items, a bustling café running in the village hall, raffles, tombolas and an ice cream
van, taking full advantage of the glorious sunny weather.

Most gardens saw visitor numbers almost reaching 500, and the sum for the day was
in excess of £5000. The day couldn’t have gone ahead without the help of a number
of different groups, and many, many local people. So a big thanks to them, but more
importantly a big thanks to YOU, the people who walked around the 12 lovely
gardens on that day and made it such a success.

To commemorate the day here for your pleasure are all the gardens that were open
and, because a picture – or in this case a photo – tells a thousand words, that’s