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Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Walker Memorial Pillar

 
 
Walker Memorial Pillar Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
1. Walker Memorial Pillar Marker
Inscription has been defaced
Inscription.

This monument was erected to perpetuate the memory of the Rev. George Walker, who, aided by the garrison and brave inhabitants of this City, most gallantly defended it through a protracted siege, viz., from the 7th Dec. 1688 O.S. to the 12th of August following against an arbitrary and bigoted Monarch, heading an army of upwards of 20,000 men, many of whom were foreign mercenaries, and by such valiant conduct in numerous sorties, and by patiently enduring extreme privations and sufferings, successfully resisted the besiegers and preserved for their posterity the blessings of civil and religious liberty.
 
Erected by the Apprentice Boys and Friends.
 
Location. 54° 59.711′ N, 7° 19.5′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Touch for map. Marker is on the city wall walking path. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6RQ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Bastion (a few steps from this marker); St Columba (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Parade (within shouting distance of this marker); SeŠn Keenan / ” CianŠin
Walker Memorial Pillar Base and Inscription image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Walker Memorial Pillar Base and Inscription
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Platform (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); George Farquhar (about 120 meters away); Free Derry Corner (about 120 meters away); Verbal Arts Centre (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1828 Governor Walker's Monument, Derry. (Submitted on December 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Great Siege of 1689. (Submitted on December 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Siege Heroes Trail, Derry. (Submitted on December 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Walker Memorial Pillar and City Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
3. Walker Memorial Pillar and City Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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