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Martin James
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Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by Martin James » Tue May 29, 2018 12:03 am

On Oak Apple day, May 29 1918 Mrs Elsie Walker gave birth to a son, his name was Richard Stuart Walker, affectionately known as Dick. Today Oak Apple Day 29th May 2018 Dick would have been a centenarian, without doubt the most charismatic angler born. Why not take out ten minutes and reminisce about how Dick helped your angling and give thanks.

At the National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair in Redditch November 2018 there will be an official launch and book signing for Dick Walker - The Legend by Martin James MBE & Friends with all profits going to Crossroad Care and The British Legion.

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Walker in his study signing his Stillwater Angling, a book that changed the future of fishing.

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Re: Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by Mark » Tue May 29, 2018 8:59 am

A toast is called for tonight chaps. :cheers:
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Re: Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by Reedling » Tue May 29, 2018 9:03 am

Thankyou for inspiring me :Hat:

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Re: Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by Shaun Harrison » Tue May 29, 2018 10:48 am

An inspiration to many generations. A true angling great who certainly put back into the sport and always at the forefront of modern tackle development.

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Re: Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by Luga00 » Tue May 29, 2018 12:12 pm

Hear hear, three cheers for the 'Guvnor' and author of arguably the most inspiring angling book I ever read.

Russ

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Re: Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by Stathamender » Tue May 29, 2018 12:28 pm

Mark wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:59 am
A toast is called for tonight chaps. :cheers:
I won't be waiting until then. Inspirational is the word.
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Re: Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by Martin James » Tue May 29, 2018 6:22 pm

Care of the Anglers Mail.

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Re: Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by RBTraditional » Tue May 29, 2018 7:04 pm

I don’t usually buy it but will pop down the news agent tomorrow Martin 👍🏻
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Re: Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue May 29, 2018 7:57 pm

RBTraditional wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:04 pm
I don’t usually buy it but will pop down the news agent tomorrow Martin 👍🏻
So will I! :Hat:
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Re: Centenarian Dick Walker

Post by Marc » Tue May 29, 2018 8:44 pm

He was a little before my time, only picking up a rod in 93' and only approaching 6 when he died, but I've since bought many of his books. Stillwater Angling took two or three reads before I grasped most of the information it contained, such is the depth of knowledge he imparted.

He crosses a void between traditional and modern and is as relevant today as he ever was and so are his writings.

To Dick :cheers:
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