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Mr Wainright on the road again

Mr Wainwright back on the road

John Burland, the founder of the Wainwright Society is hoping to be back on the road this next Spring & Autumn with his dramatic presentation of the life and works of AW. This was first presented at the Wildman Theatre at Ilkley Playhouse as part of the Ilkley Literature festival on Thursday 15 October 2009.

A capacity audience of approximately 130 people attended this event. John took the audience on a journey through AW’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.

Since then, over the last 4 years, John has given gave a further thirty two presentations in a wide variety of venues including Arnside, Baildon, Bingley, Blackburn, Bramhope, Brindle, Cookridge, Dewsbury, Durham, Easingwold, Faceby, Guiseley,  Haltwhistle, Hawes, Horsforth, Kendal, Keswick, Marple, Mellor, Otley, Penruddock, Pickering, Ramsbottom, Richmond, Seathwaite, Terrington, Ulverston and Windermere.

As a result of these talks, many thousands of pounds have been raised for various charities throughout the North of England and also refugee & children’s charities abroad.

If any groups or charitable organisations wish to book John for a talk in either the spring or autumn of 2014 to raise funds for both themselves and John’s chosen charities, please contact him via e-mail at: or ring 07725434036

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