He had a shed at the back of the house (2 Hawthorn Grove, Rodley, Leeds) where he made many wooden items and was a skilled carpenter. Stephen Pick remembers staying with him.
Noted events in his life were:
• 1911 Census Rodley Brook Walter: Walter brook head mar age age 37 pattern maker steam and electrical crane manufacturing born Rodley, Apr 1911, 32 Yewdale Rd., Rodley, Yorkshire.
Walter married Minnie Rhodes, daughter of Bethel Rhodes and Harriet Baldwin, on 5 Aug 1905 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England. (Minnie Rhodes was born on 17 Mar 1878 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, died on 24 Jan 1944 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England 206 and was buried on 26 Jan 1944 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.)
11/20/08. Although the marriage date was previously entered, letter from Bethel Rhodes 16 July 1906 to Minnie confirms the date.