Wainwright Notebook

Unique notes by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright have been secured by The Wainwright Society and a group of private sponsors following an auction in Carlisle. The papers, together with annotated Ordnance Survey maps, will be housed at the Cumbria Archive Centre in Kendal, Wainwright’s adopted town, alongside other material belonging to Wainwright.  Items from the archive will be on display at the Society’s annual Wainwright Memorial Lecture to be held at Rheged, Penrith in November. This year’s speaker will be mountaineer and hillwalker Alan Hinkes, the first Briton to climb all the world’s 8,000m peaks.

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