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To join the Society, complete the online application form below. Membership of The Wainwright Society is £12 per calendar year.


This form is only for new members joining the Society. If you are an existing member and wish to renew your membership then please click here.

Welcome Pack: As a new member you will receive a Welcome Pack, which includes your membership card, the latest copy of the Society magazine, a lapel badge and a car sticker. If members require more than one Society badge, these can be purchased, at £2.50 each. For details of how to purchase, see the merchandise section of the website.

Data Protection: the information you give to The Wainwright Society will be treated with care and confidence, and never sold. We will only give your information to other organisations where that is necessary, for example to fulfil an order you have placed with us. We will send our quarterly magazine and official papers to you by post, and may communicate with you by post or telephone when necessary in connection with your membership. We use email sparingly to update our members with Society news and events, campaigns and matters of interest to members. But we can only do this if you consent, by ticking the box in the form below.

Terms & Conditions: The Society’s full Terms and Conditions can be viewed here

Membership of The Wainwright Society costs £12 per calendar year. You can pay in any one of three ways online or you can pay by cheque (see below):

a. PayPal: After completing the online application form, click on the PayPal button and follow the instructions. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by this method.

b. Standing Order: Please ensure that your first payment is made now, and that subsequent payments are dated 1 January, as subscriptions are for the calendar year. Please quote your name and membership number (if known) as a reference. If you join on or after 1st July, your membership lasts until the end of the following year e.g. if you join on or after 1st July 2019 your next Standing Order payment should be dated 1st January 2021 etc.

The Wainwright Society bank details:
Sort Code: 20-45-28
Account No: 50908525
Bank: Barclays Bank, Kendal

Download the Standing Order form here and, after completion, SEND DIRECTLY TO YOUR BANK (not to the Society).

c. Internet banking: Transfer the money to the Society’s bank account (details above). Please quote your name and membership number (if known) with the payment.

Note: The Society does not have the facility to accept direct debits.

Paying by cheque: If you wish to pay by cheque then download the Membership Application Form and send with your cheque made payable to ‘The Wainwright Society’ to: PO Box 35, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7WJ. Please write your name and address on the reverse. Download the form here.

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Family Membership: As your membership is for your 'household' it would be very helpful to the Society, in its approach to advertisers and other national bodies, if we are to know the 'true' number of members.

In order to improve our approach to members; we would like to have some indication of the age profile of the member who made the initial application. Please assist us by selecting your appropriate age group.

Payment: Please select the relevant box below to let us know your payment method. Please note this online form is only for PayPal/standing order/internet banking payments.