Alfred Wainwright

Alfred Wainwright

A devotee of the late author Alfred Wainwright will again present a dramatised account of the irascible fellwalker’s life.

John Burland, founder of the Wainwright Society, will perform his presentation this Friday in the Cheshire village of Mellor.

The Yorkshire-based Wainwright fan first performed his drama two years ago at the Ilkley Literature Festival.

The presentation takes the audience through Wainwright’s life from his humble upbringing in Blackburn through his life-changing visit to the Lake District in 1930 and then his eventual move to Kendal in 1940 and the fifteen years spent writing the Pictorial Guides between 1952 and 1967.

Tickets for the 16 September event cost £10 and include a serving of hotpot, wine and a pudding. Details are available by ringing Tom Howling on 0161 427 5891 or by emailing him.

Previous performances have taken place in Baildon, Brindle, Haltwhistle, Kendal, Richmond, Pickering and Windermere, and further presentations are planned for Easingwold and Arnside in November.

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