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articles > 2014

The Society launches its Encounters with Wainwright project

The Wainwright Society has launched a project, Encounters with Wainwright, to record the memories and impressions of Alfred Wainwright by anyone who knew or met him, however fleetingly the encounter may have been.

We are appealing to anyone who knew or met Alfred Wainwright to contact The Wainwright Society.  This could be from his days in Blackburn, or later when he moved to Kendal, perhaps as a work colleague or a neighbour.  Or it may have been a chance encounter with Wainwright on the fells of the Lake District, the Pennines or the Scottish mountains.  

The Society already has a number of these stories, but would very much like to receive more in order to build a better picture of the man. We would very much like to hear from anyone who has such a first-hand experience they would be willing to share with us or, perhaps, knows of someone else who met Wainwright.

The project is being headed by David Johnson, editor of the Society‚Äôs magazine Footsteps, who can be contacted at footsteps@wainwright.org.uk or by mail to him at The Wainwright Society,  PO Box 35, MILNTHORPE, Cumbria LA7 7WJ.