Walker, Derek John
- Gillian Darley
Walker, Derek John (1929–2015), architect and town planner, was born on 15 June 1929 at Springfield Maternity Home in Blackburn, Lancashire, the son of Willie Walker, publican of the New Hotel, Ribchester, near Preston, and his wife Annie, née Nicholson. He later described his father as a managing director (importers and exporters), and later still as a classical baritone. Brought up and educated in ...