Mr B. A. Walker

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MR Benjamin Arthur Walker, of Riverside, Grantham, has died in Lincoln County Hospital. He was 86.

Mr Walker was born in July 1926 in Grantham. He attended the National School in Grantham, and on leaving he went to work for Johnson’s Bakers, opposite the Blue Pig.

He was called-up for National Service and spent four years in the Army. He served in Jerusalem, working on Bren gun carriers. For a while he worked at PAS in Easton. He lived with his parents and brother, Pat, until moving into a house in Agnes Street with his brother, where he stayed for a number of years. His brother predeceased him.

Mr Walker then moved into Witham Place for a few months and was aiming to move back to Riverside, to be close to Elsie, whom he had met. They spent many happy years together enjoying holidays and trips with Riverside residents.

Other than immediate family, mourners included: Elsie Clark, Jed Eley, Gordon Squires, Mrs Chambers, Roger Valentine, Bill Walker, Roy and Sheila Hales, Jock Doyle, Joan and Roy Thomas, Peter Lorne, Mr and Mrs H. Peel, Roger Dingley, Sheila Dingley, Hayley Bannister, Ian Orton, Mick Allsop, Mr and Mrs Parker, Mrs Molly Pratt, Mr and Mrs Kinghoward, Mrs Yeomans, Mr and Mrs Thomson, Michael and Diane Allsop, Norman Burrage, Hayley White, Suzanne White, Sheila Dingley, Mr and Mrs Day, their son and girlfriend, Elsie Baldry and David Gadd.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.