A. Wainwright Afternoon. Grasmere Village Hall. Sat 27th April 2024.
A. Wainwright Afternoon. Grasmere Village Hall. Saturday, 27th April, 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
A lifelong love of the outdoors and admiration for Alfred Wainwright inspired Yorkshire-born engineer Chris Butterfield to build an extensive archive honouring the world-famous fell walker and safeguarding his legacy.
Assisted by his wife, Priscilla, Chris has amassed an extensive private collection of Wainwright material and created a popular Facebook group, Alfred Wainwright Books & Memorabilia, and a website, alfredwainwright.co.uk
At the Village Hall, Chris discusses the life of Alfred Wainwright, his book publishing history and how it all began over 70 years ago. There will also be an exclusive and dedicated section to The Central Fells guidebook.
Chris, the author of Wainwright Memories, has published numerous articles about Wainwright and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the life, work, and achievements of the late, great fell wanderer.
Q&A, book signing, giveaway and special guest – author and cartographer Chris Jesty, who dedicated over ten years to meticulously revising the Pictorial Guides.
Refreshments will also be available at the event.