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The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds

By Karen Thompson

Kilham

Kilham was once an important Market Town and main centre of the Wolds, bigger and more important than Driffield at one time. It held annual trading fairs and had a large number of both businesses and population. But as Driffield grew in importance and size due to the use of the Driffield canal for moving goods, so Kilham declined.

Kilham is still the heart of a number of businesses. It has a fish and chip shop, a Post Office and Village shop, a butchers shop, two public houses, The Bay Horse and Ye Olde Star, an antique shop known as Old Ropery Antiques, which stands on the site that was originally the old ropery shop also a quaint little shop called The Craft Cupboard which sells a variety of arts and crafts.

At the North Eastern end of the Village can be found The Village pond,Spring Terrace and R.D.Webster, an agricultural engineers and machinery business. There are pretty rows of cottages built many years ago which have been lovingly restored along with many new large properties, Chantry Meadows and Garden Cottages are just two of the new developments within the village.

At one time there were a total of six schools in the village! but now there only remains one, Kilham C. of E. Primary school.

The All Saints Church stands on a rise in a commanding position overlooking all that passes by. It is a Norman church with some interesting carvings in the walls of its massive tower. The doorway is adorned with exquisite chevron mouldings from the 17th century.

It hosts an annual flower festival which attracts many people year after year.

Outside of the Church can be found an old tethering ring in a stone block which is a reminder of the cattle trade which once took place in the village. There is also a cast iron water pump to be found opposite All Saints, another reminder of days gone by.



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Message Recieved from : Russell Harland
Subject : Homecoming Princess

Announcing the return of the belle of Kilham, Rebecca Louise Johnson, after 3 years at university.

The busty blonde bombshell can be seen in Driffied on 25 July celebrating her 21st birthday, painting the town red in true Driffield style. She may be a little worse for wear so please catch here if she falls! She requests in advance that any men turn away in the probable event that she drunkenly reveals her breasts


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