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Remembering our local Heroes

Joseph “Joe” Walker was born on October 5, 1907 to Joseph and Eliza Jane (Watson) Walker in Chadderton, near Manchester, England. Following seven years of primary school Walker, at the young age of 13, began employment with the Raven Cotton Mill, and at 17 years of age, he was enrolled at the Oldham Municipal Secondary School where he learned the skill of cotton spinning.

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