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Jack Walker lifts the Premiership trophy in 1995

Jack Walker (19 May 1929 - 17 August 2000) was an industrialist from the English town of Blackburn, Lancashire. Making a fortune in the steel industry, Walker's name is popularly associated with Blackburn Rovers, the local football club in which he invested tens of millions of pounds. Jack Walker (1929–2000) was an industrialist from Blackburn, Lancashire who invested in the Blackburn Rovers football club. ... Jack Walker, benefactor of Blackburn Rovers, with the Premier League trophy in 1995. ... Jack Walker, benefactor of Blackburn Rovers, with the Premier League trophy in 1995. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Business magnate. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the town in Lancashire, England. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ...


Leaving school at 14, Walker worked as a sheet metal worker and a conscript craftsman in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers before taking over the family business with his brother, Fred Walker. Together, they transformed the business into a steel stockholding concern, which, in 1990, Walker sold to British Steel for £360m, before retiring to St Helier, Jersey. The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME; pronounced phonetically as Reemee) is a corps of the British Army that has responsibility for the maintenance, servicing and inspection of almost every electrical and mechanical piece of equipment within the British Army from Challenger II main battle tanks and AH64... A number of famous people have gone by the name of Fred Walker: Fred Walker (industrialist), steel magnate from Blackburn, United Kingdom. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... British Steel is a large British steel producer, privatised in 1988 under the Thatcher government. ... Saint Helier is one of the twelve parishes and the largest town on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. ...


Rises in the fortunes of Blackburn Rovers attributed to Walker include the redevelopment of the club's stadium, Ewood Park, persuading Kenny Dalglish to come out of retirement to manage Blackburn in 1991 and twice breaking the British record for the most expensive transfer of a football player, signing Alan Shearer from Southampton for £3.3m in 1992 and Chris Sutton from Norwich for £5m in 1994. And in the 1994-95 season, Blackburn Rovers won the Premiership title. Walker was also involved with Jersey club First Tower United from the 1970s. Ewood Park is a football stadium in Blackburn, Lancashire and the home of Blackburn Rovers football club. ... Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish MBE (born 4 March 1951 in Dalmarnock, Glasgow) is a former Scottish international football player. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Alan Shearer OBE (born 13 August 1970 in Gosforth) is a retired professional English footballer who played as a striker for the England national team and Premiership clubs, Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. ... Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Christopher Roy Sutton (born 10 March 1973 in Nottingham, England) is an English former footballer. ... Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The 1994-1995 season was the 115th season of competitive football in England. ... First Tower United F.C. is an amateur association football club in Jersey, Channel Islands. ...


Jack also had a keen aviation interest. In November 1983 the WalkerSteel group took over Jersey European Airways, already being the parent company to Blackpool based airline Spacegrand. The two airlines were initially run separately until 1985 when they were amalgamated and Exeter became the airline's headquarters and base for technical services. The airline grew throughout the 1990s and was recognised in 1993 and 1994 when it won 'Best UK Regional Airline'. The new millennium saw the airline announce a new brand name at the beginning of May: British European. The rebrand reflected the true size and scope of what was now the UK’s third-largest scheduled airline. July 2002 saw the start of a new beginning for the airline, British European was forced to dramatically change its business model to survive in such a highly competitive and aggressive new low cost travel era. Flybe was born and along with it a bright modern brand and changes to commercial, fleet and operational policies that were to transform the airline. The Walker Trust own 82% of the company with the remaining shares owned by British Airways (15%) and staff through an employee share scheme. At the airlines Head Office in Exeter there are two buildings named in his honour: Jack Walker House and the New Walker Hangar both based on the Exeter International Airport complex. This article is about the town in England. ... This article is about the year. ... The city of Exeter is the county town of Devon, in the southwest of England, also known as the West Country. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... A millennium (pl. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Flybe is a British airline based at Exeter Airport, England. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... The city of Exeter is the county town of Devon, in the southwest of England, also known as the West Country. ... Exeter International Airport (IATA: EXT, ICAO: EGTE) is an international airport close to the city of Exeter in the county of Devon, England. ...


Jack Walker was 71 when he died of cancer in 2000. A commemorative statue stands at Ewood Park, and a nearby road is named "Jack Walker Way" in his honour. Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Ewood Park is a football stadium in Blackburn, Lancashire and the home of Blackburn Rovers football club. ...


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Walker was executed for the Dec. 30, 1988, stabbing deaths of 17-year-old Shelly Ellison and her uncle, 30-year-old Donald Gary Epperson.
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