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The 2018 Wainwright Memorial Lecture

David Powell-Thompson © Terry Abraham

[T]he 2018 Memorial Lecture is to be held at 6 pm on Saturday 20 October at the Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, and will be delivered by David Powell-Thompson.

David is well-known to walkers and lovers of the Lake District. He has worked as a researcher on a number of television programmes about walking including Julia Bradbury’s Wainwright Walks and, more recently, has featured on Terry Abraham’s Life of a Mountain series and a programme about his own back yard: Upper Eskdale.

Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides have been part of David’s life since childhood: ‘I have lived with Wainwright since I was 9 years old. My father bought each of the Guides as they were published. Since then I have carried them onto the fells whenever I have been out. My earliest recollection of the Guides was reading the Personal notes in conclusion, which I felt were directed to me alone and which have stayed with me over the years. At a recent funeral, a passage from AW’s notes at the end of The Western Fells was read, which I immediately recognised even though I had not re-read it in ages. His work is part of my very being.’ David Powell-Thompson

Tickets for this event are available only from the Box Office at Rheged (Tel: 01768 868000) and are priced at £12. The restaurant will be open before and after the Lecture.

Speaker: David Powell-Thompson
Saturday 20 October 2018 at 6 pm.
Venue: Rheged, near Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ