Obituary: Barry Walker

TNP Chairman Malcolm Naish reports on the passing of his dear friend and toy trade legend Barry Walker

Written by Mark Naish

Posted 03.04.2021 | Business

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I am very sad to announce the passing of Barry Walker after a nine year battle with cancer. We were great friends, having first met Barry and Brenda in the seventies when they bought Conways Arts & Crafts in Keighley, Yorkshire.

Barry was a founder member of the White Rose buying group and later was instrumental in helping to forge the various buying groups in to the Toymaster we know today. A past Chairman of Toymaster, Barry gave many hours of his time in traveling the length and breadth of the U.K. talking to prospective members and will be remembered by many for his forthright manner and great knowledge of the toy trade. He created the Toymaster golf day that was the ‘must play’ event in the toy trade golfing calendar. 

Our condolences to his wife Brenda, daughter Elaine, son Gordon and their four grandchildren.

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