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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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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.
George Walker had hoped to travel to Australia's Gold Coast for the games in April.
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.
They stole George Walker about a year ago from the Q.
During the 1920s and 30s his father, William George Walker, was a travelling salesman around East Clevleand and young George helped him, as he recalled back in 2003.
FURTHER to the item in Saturday's postbag, your readers may like to know of my late father George Walker who just prior to World War II was employed as a driver with Glamtax, which was part of the James Summers business empire.
Surveyors and valuers Frank Edward Darlington and George Walker are said to have provided inflated valuations for the mortgage applications.
Includes industrial designers Dreyfuss, Lurrele Guild, Loewy, George Walker, James Dyson, and the author.
Barbara Bush, in defense of Ann Romney, reminds everyone: 'Raising George Walker was not easy' (The Dallas Morning News): "Former first lady Barbara Bush came to the defense of prospective first lady - and fellow stay-at-home mom - Ann Romney on Thursday by pointing out the challenges of raising children.
In the speech introducing Walker, Al-Youssef added: "An individual dedicated to the values we are teaching in many of our schools today, George Walker has written several books, including 'To Educate the Nations,' which is a collection of his many inspiring speeches presented worldwide.
Councillor Timothy Huxtable, Birmingham City Council; Dr David Hardman, Birmingham Science Park Aston; Paul Wright, UKSPA; Latif Horst, Cisco Adrian Gainer, Nightingale Associates; Nigel Shaw, University of Warwick Science Park; Peter Maxwell, Waikato Innovation Park New Zealand; John Sommerville, Creative Places; Steve Moss, UKSPA Dr Malcolm Parry, UKSPA; Richard Ball, Exeter Science Park; George Walker, Pentlands Science Park Lucy Delaney, Keele University Science Park; Tracey Smith, York Science Park; Andrea Bolton, Longbridge Technology Park; Eleanor Watson, Poikos Ltd Ian Morris, Institute of Life Science, Swansea; Mike Day, Institute of Life Science, Swansea; Mark Bowman, Cardiff Medicentre
The George Walker North East Last Night of the Proms was first staged in 1990 by George and Rosalynde Walker to thank Professor Stephen Proctor and his team at the RVI, for saving George's life.