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15 Sedley Taylor Road, Kersall

History of 15 Sedley Taylor Road

1935 (1934-70)

George Walker PhD

Dr George Walker was a mathematician. It was reported in 1982 that in WWII they ‘had an anti-aircraft battery at the end of the garden. Mrs Walker used to take the “cup that says it all” to quote one of our popular newspapers, about a contemporary situation, to the troops at the bottom of the garden. “They had occasion”, says Dr Walker, a retired mathematician of Emmanuel College, “to try to shoot down accidentally and unsuccessfully one of their own planes”.’ (Source Cambridge News)


George Walker, b 1903, mathematician science director (ambulance officer)

Phyllis F, b 1894

William V Lewis, b 1907, university lecturer in geography (air raid warden)


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