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articles > 2013

The Wainwright Memorial Toposcope

A new memorial to Alfred Wainwright was unveiled on Monday 13th May 2013, on the hills above Blackburn; the town where he was born and spent his first 34 years. It is a bronze plaque with a hollow centre where a stone relief carving of Wainwright is set. It is situated adjacent to a public footpath on the Witton Weavers Way.

The Wainwright Toposcope

The memorial is set on the Yellow Hills, Pleasington where there is an almost uninterrupted panorama of the surrounding landscape and a view to the distant Lakeland fells. The plaque indicates near and distant hills and other landmarks on the horizon that can be seen from this viewpoint.

The unveiling party

The plaque was commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Council with funding from the Council, Housing Pendle and Twin Valley Homes and designed by Groundwork Pennine Lancashire

Derek Cockell
Secretary, The Wainwright Society