Obituary of A.P. WALKER of East Linton

Category: Obituaries, East Lothian Last Updated: Saturday, 23 August 2014 Written by Nathan Zipfel Print Email

"As regards A. P. Walker, here is his obituary which appeared in our local newspaper, The Haddingtonshire (now East Lothian) Courier on 11 January 1935"  (Relayed to Jim Walker by Garry Menziess, August 1998.)

DEATH OF A LINTONIAN

The death of Mr. A. P. WALKER, a noted Lintonian, took place suddenly at his son's residence, Longniddry, on Wednesday evening last (2 January 1935).  For the best part of his life Mr Walker occupied Bridgend House, East Linton, and was predeceased by his wife many years ago. He was a nephew of the late Bailie Alexander Walker, the well-known proprietor of the old established Red Lion Hotel.  Mr. Walker was a well-known personality in Prestonkirk district, being identified with many local organisations in his youthful days.  He was a keen Volunteer, and officiated as Bass Drummer in the old East Linton Brass Band.  For many years he served as ice-man to the East Linton Curling Club, and could relate many interesting stories of his dealings with the local players. The funeral took place to Prestonkirk Churchyard, on Friday afternoon (4 January 1935), when there was a large attendance of mourners.

 

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