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Walker, George,

1618–90, Irish Anglican clergyman and commander. As joint governor of Londonderry (now Derry) during the siege (1689) of that city by the army of the deposed James II, Walker roused the people by his courage and inspiring sermons and was able to hold the city for 105 days until it was relieved. He received the thanks of Parliament, was given £5,000 by William III for the citizens of Londonderry, and was designated bishop of Derry. He published A True Account of the Siege of Londonderry (1689) and, in answer to charges of self-seeking, a Vindication (1690). Walker was killed in the battle of the BoyneBoyne,
river, c.70 mi (110 km) long, rising in the Bog of Allen, Co. Kildare, E Republic of Ireland, and flowing NE through Co. Meath, past Trim, to the Irish Sea near Drogheda. Salmon is caught in the river.
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Student President George Walker said he is "deeply frustrated" by the decision and it is a feeling that's shared among other students.
George Walker had hoped to travel to Australia's Gold Coast for the games in April.
Joiner George Walker, 48, admitted the offence this week and got a fivemonth ban, 100 hours of unpaid work and was ordered to pay PS170 costs.
An evening of theater, comedy, readings and storytelling featuring George Walker and Brian Hassett; Walker, a founding member of the Merry Pranksters, will be reading from his chapbook "Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind"; Hassett will be reading from his book, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac"; both will portray Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, reading from sections of "On the Road." Donation requested at the door.
Bankfield Museum in Halifax included a talk on George Walker's book from 1814, The Costumes of Yorkshire, which shows the clothes worn by people in different occupations throughout the region.