Photo By D J Norton

Peter Walker R.I.P.

Just before Christmas 2010, I learnt of the death of Peter Walker.  Peter was very knowledgeable about the history of Birmingham and was very supportive in the early days of this website's existence.  He provided a fascinating article about the Inner Ring Road project and extensive notes for the Tram pictures.  I was lucky enough to meet him on three occasions, including his 75th birthday at the Old Contemptibles and thus got to enjoy a ride on an old Corporation bus.

Peter Walker at Wythall Transport Museum

Peter Walker and myself at the Wythall Transport Museum, 5th July 2008

If you read these tributes, you'll get a feel for how well Peter was thought of by those with similar interests.  The forum on which he posted many articles has started a project to ensure that his notes remain readable and accessible for years to come.  The Peter Walker Archive will become a lasting tribute to someone who helped inspire me and many others to learn more about the history of Birmingham.  Peter will be sadly missed but he will live on through the knowledge he shared with us all.