Wainwright Notebook

As part of it’s on-going development, the Mountain Heritage Trust is pleased to announce it has secured almost £50,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project is designed to examine the Trust's current position and consider its role for the future, including how it can raise awareness of this nationally important collection and make it accessible to a wider range of people.

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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