Back to the Home Page
About the Wainwright society
A brief bio of Alfred wainwright
How to join the society
The benefits of joining the Wainwright Society
The Wainwright Society Members Only area
Click here to view the Merchandise on offer from the Wainwright Society
The latest news and media - Wainwright related
Upcoming and past events
You are atthe Articles section of the Wainwright Society website
Walking The Coast To Coast
Find out more about the Pennine Journey
Click here to view details of the Annual Society Calendar
The Society Sketchbook Project
View the full list of book reviews we have archived
How the wainwright Society raises money for worthy causes
See details of link-up with the YHA
Wainwright related links


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 [email protected] or by mail to him at The Wainwright Society,  PO Box 35, MILNTHORPE, Cumbria LA7 7WJ.