The late Arnold Walker was a lifelong writer on Yorkshire, its history and its legends, and a former contributor to Dalesman magazine. Arnold Walker was born in 1908 and was brought up in and around Whitby and the Yorkshire Moors. By profession he was an engineer but a writer by inclination. He was educated at Barnard Castle School and Leeds University, where he met his wife. For about thirty years he was Natural History Curator at the Whitby Museum and was an honorary member of the Literary and Philosophical Society there. During Hitler's war he was employed in the tool room at Blackburn Aircraft at Brough, in the (then) East Riding. He collected the tales that form Arnold Walker's Yorkshire Miscellany before 1970 when he moved with part of his family to Canada.