W. G. Walker & Sons

Chemical manufacturers

B/W Advertisement for W. G. Walker & Sons, 'Glasgow Building Trades Exchange', 1896, p. 126

W. G. Walker & Sons was established by William Glassford Walker (1812–94), who built a tar-distilling works at Ayr in 1878. From 1894 the firm offered a 'new' method of surfacing roads with tar macadam. 1


1: Dane Love, 'W. G. Walker & Co, Ayr, Ltd: a company history to 1945', in Ayrshire Notes, Autumn 1999, pp. 4–12.