Walker is a residential suburb just east of the centre of Newcastle. Walker's name is a hybrid of Old English and Viking Norse, "Wall-kjerr", where "kjerr" is Norse for "marshy woodland". The name therefore means "marshy woodland by the wall", where the wall in question is of course Hadrian's Wall.
Most of the photos on this page are taken in an area between Welbeck Road and Walker Road which is only a small part of Walker. Other parts of Walker will follow at some stage.
Walker is notable for Walker Park, the Walker Riverside Park, and the Lady Stephenson Library.
Walker is also the birthplace of Eric Burdon lead singer of The Animals & later War. The Animals recorded a song called "Gonna Send You Back To Walker"
Another Walkerite, the author, journalist and broadcaster Keith Topping, titled one of the chapter's in his novel The Hollow Men, The St. Anthony's Chinese Takeaway Massacre.
The Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi grew up in Walker and played his youth football for the local team Walker Central.
Text harvested from Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne - Wikipedia