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Lakes and Lune Water Board

Lakes and Lune Water Board Annual Reports, 1963–1973By Alfred Wainwright (1963–1966).Published by Lakes and Lune Water Board, Kendal. These reports were far from your typical Wainwright Lakeland books. They were issued only to councillors and libraries, so very few were printed . Wainwright produced the treasurer’s reports in this format from 1963 until 1967, when he retired. The new treasurer,...

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Fellwalking with a Manuscript

The story behind Fellwalking with a Camera “Andrew, I’ve an idea for a book,” shouted Alfred Wainwright from the kitchen, as he poured two mugs of steaming coffee. In the living room, Andrew – Mr Nichol, General Printing and Book Publishing Manager at the Westmorland Gazette, was startled from his thoughts. Another book? Could that be anything to do with...

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The War Years

Wainwright’s First Publication “Five cappuccinos coming right up sir.” The waitress had barely stepped away before a large brown folder was slowly being pushed across the table towards me. You could cut the atmosphere with a knife. I looked up, seeking permission; a slight nod in my direction was enough. I gently lifted the flap and slid out the contents....

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