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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Chesterfield Honors Preservationist with Memorial Dedication at Falling Creek Ironworks

Bryan Walker Memorial - Falling Creek Ironworks 11.22.19h

Parks and Recreation

November 22, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Today, Chesterfield County commemorated the life and accomplishments of Bryan H. Walker with a ceremony and memorial at Falling Creek Ironworks.

Walker, 87, was a volunteer, a preservationist and a community caretaker for the Bensley area. He was a founding member of the county’s Preservation Committee on which he served for 30 years, as well as the Bensley Area Civic Association and the Falling Creek Ironworks Association. Walker was instrumental in advocating for the county to purchase the historic Falling Creek Ironworks property and championed its preservation.

On April 2, 2019, one month away from an event commemorating the 400th anniversary of Falling Creek Ironworks, Walker was found dead in his home from an apparent homicide. To honor his memory and pay homage to his years of volunteerism and public service, Chesterfield County dedicated a memorial marker at Falling Creek Ironworks.

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