William Walker

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

William Walker was born in Newington, Surrey, England back in 1869. In 1887, he was training to be a diver at Portsmouth Dockyard. He was a man of many talents working his way through diver’s attendant, signal man and finally passing his medical exam and deep-water test qualifying him as a deep-water diver in 1892.

In 1912, he was presented with a silver rose bowl by King George V for his work on a particular work on an assignment he did between 1906 to 1911. He was also honored being appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order. He as the foreman in charge for the construction of the new naval docks in Gibraltar. He was involved in the wreck of the SS Dordone in Newport. Sadly, he died during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918.

Now, back to his assignment from 1906 to 1911. In those years, he was solely responsible for shoring up Winchester Cathedral. He foresaw the construction of 235 pits along the southern and eastern sides of the building allowing for the pouring of concrete underneath them.

Until tomorrow give someone the free gift of a smile

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Quite an accomplishment...and a subtle reminder to get a flu shot !

Oct 12, 2018 03:57 AM #1
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray,

Sounds like William Walker was a man with many accomplishments through out his lifetime that benefited us today. Sally K. & David L. Hanson I thought the same thing and am glad I've received my flu shot already this fall.

Oct 12, 2018 04:37 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Interesting they were able to get the footers in.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 12, 2018 04:44 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. William was one industrious thinking dude! Enjoy your day!

Oct 12, 2018 05:22 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another smart man that has done great things for the world and I would have never known of him, if it weren't for your post.

Oct 12, 2018 06:15 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Some jobs that are so important just don't get the attention that they deserve.

Oct 12, 2018 06:20 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is quite the story. I read this twice and it still am still taken back.

Oct 12, 2018 08:02 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Somebody wrote a song about Winchester Cathedral.  Also we have the Winchester House attraction in CA built by the widow of the invester of the Winchester rife...you just spurred on my brain...LOL A

Oct 12, 2018 09:13 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thanks for the history lesson and now I can't get that song out of my head.

Oct 12, 2018 03:41 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- guess what song I'm humming in my head!!!

Oct 12, 2018 06:50 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James what an amazing bit of Trivia, had to smile at the comments above, Endre

Oct 12, 2018 11:21 PM #11
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Interesting history facts, he was a very rounded man back in his time.

Oct 13, 2018 02:59 AM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Now THAT'S a pretty impressive credential to have, James. Like Kathy Streib I immediately thought of a certain song.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!


Oct 13, 2018 05:39 PM #13
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