OTLEY AND DISTRICT MEN’S FORUM
Wainwright and Me
27th May 2010
Walkers and Wainwright coalesce as the former absorb the books written by the latter. Our speaker, Peter Linney, told us of his coalition with Alfred Wainwright in his talk “Wainwright and Me”. Born in Bradford in 1931, he retired in 1987, then after ten years working for Save the Children in Africa Peter devoted his time to his hobby, walking and Wainwright and became the Secretary of the Wainwright Society.
gave us the benefit of his knowledge about Wainwright and told us about the
life of the man from his birth in Blackburn to his fame in the
Since then the books have been revised by Chris Jesty who recorded that they include 214 fells, 759 ascents, 178 starting points, and 332 ridge routes.
Peter Linney has also contributed to the Wainwright story by producing what has now become the “Official Alfred Wainwright Gazetteer”. A book no longer published but offered second hand at very high prices on Amazon.
Finally to round off his fascinating talk Peter showed us a short film about AW.
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