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Welcome to the December edition of your Cumbrian Local Welcome to the first of two Cumbrian Local publications to be published this December 2014. For this reason, we are slightly lighter on pages, but the message carries the weight of any Christmas edition and that is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2015 and it also comes with a huge thank you for taking the time out each month to read your local community magazine. Personally, it has been quite a year and in one sentence, one Community Radio Station, One Penrith and Eden Valley Monopoly board game, one Town Council set in place for 2015, 14 publications out, a local door to door distribution business with local people now in place, I’ll be looking forward to a break. It will be a short one, as I see 2015 being an even busier year, but what I sense with the people I work with and get to and once in a while have time out with, it’s a time now to build on the efforts of 2010 to 2014. Our aim was always to improve communication, to deliver information, get some good news stories through doors, to offer affordable advertising to local businesses, create opportunities in the community and to be in a position to offer, local charities, local voluntary groups, just like Eden FM Radio, a voice in the community for free and advertising for free. Sometimes a plan comes together and we are close on this one. A manic time has been had by all this month, with many highlights for your local magazine and community radio station. I first spoke to Philip Martin Brown, known to many as Grantly Budgen, a key figure in the TV series Waterloo Road, back in the summer. Importantly Philip

agreed that he would, next time he was in Penrith, come into Eden FM. There is a short story on pages 12 and 13 with regards to the time I was fortunate to spend with Philip earlier this month, which included a two hour life story interview on Eden FM. This will be available to listen to via the website shortly, along with all Eden FM interviews. In that same week, I was pleased to catch up with Peter Sidwell, which was long overdue. I took the time out to visit his new cookery school which he set up at the Rheged Discovery Centre this year. It has been three years since I first started working with Peter, so it was good to catch up, but great to have him back on Eden FM a few days later on the breakfast show especially when he brought in breakfast! There is more about Peter and his school on pages 16 and 17. Now Pam, the lady next door, a good friend and now a wonderful volunteer and presenter at Eden FM (sorry Pam) has a full update of the antics on Eden FM, on pages 18 and 19. If you would like to join the team of volunteers at Eden FM, please drop us a line at admin@edenfm.co.uk We have many of our regular advertisers in your December Cumbrian Local who without them and their support, I would not be writing this opening editorial now. A special thank you to all of you for your continual support in 2014; many of you already committed to continuing your support through 2015. A warm welcome goes out to our new advertisers, including Tyla Services, Cowper’s Mobility, Hethertons Bakery and Eden Valley Decorators. On a totally different note, last month I planted the first seed about Dyslexia awareness, leaving Continued on page 6

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Contents

Cumbria SsangYong Celebrates its first year

Pages 2 & 3

Spread the Word and the Butter

Page 7

Boot & Shoe this Christmas

Page 7

Better mobility at Cowpers

Page 7

Cumbria Oak

Pages 8 & 9

Penrith Area Committee review

Pages 11 & 14

Paddlers Pool Practice

Pages 10

One Year on with Caroline

Page 10

Dream Doors

Page 11

The man from Waterloo Road

Pages 12 & 13

The Year of Monopoly draws to a close

Page 14

24K Gold Spa Day

Page 14

Dream Doors Winter Warmer

Page 15

Solar Investment

Page 15

Local Tree Surgeon and Local Logs

Page 15

Simply Good Cookery School

Pages 16 & 17

Great Guests and Conversations

Pages 18 & 19

An update from the Wainwright Society

Pages 20

Peaks & Pathways

Pages 20 & 21

A Sweetener for January

Page 21

My Story

Pages 22 & 23

Hearth & Home

Page 23

Herthertons Original

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Continued from page 4 it quite open for people to contact Cumbrian Local. Whilst your Eden FM community radio has been increasing its standing locally by transmitting on 107.5 FM, not everyone will be listening and whilst you are reading this Cumbrian Local, not everyone can read it easily. As I touched upon in last month’s edition, we should not assume it is easy for everyone in our local population to pick up a newspaper or a magazine and read it or extract information from websites or even navigate one for that matter. With a pending election, some will not be able to read the information posted through doors and some will not understand the mathematics of their household bills. Some things that are viewed by many are not necessarily read and understood. Of the 53,000 people in the Eden Valley, potentially 5,300 of them may struggle to read this. What a difference it could make to get these people involved more through communication. I am pleased to announce officially, therefore, that one of the new projects for 2015 for your Cumbrian Local and Community radio station Eden FM, is to focus on helping those who are dyslexic and their families. With case studies showing that up to 80% of those with dyslexia inherit it, it’s a growing concern. For some, without support, it can make life a real struggle and working with Dyslexia Action, formally the Dyslexia Institute, we’ll be looking at what we can do to set up a centre in the Eden Valley to help those with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, reach their full potential. Every month we will be posting updates and press releases to all media about our plans through 2015. Of course word of mouth and the radio are key to getting this message out, but for those of you who read this, we would appreciate your support in passing this information on to those who are not so fortunate this Christmas. We can give them something really special in 2015 if we all help each other in communicating this message. The email to contact is admin@ edenfm.co.uk or call and leave details at 01768 899101 (Eden FM Radio). My challenge for over four years has been writing the Cumbrian Local. I have the knowledge and experience to make things happen, but the trials of completing forms for raising funds for others, sending emails and any tasks related to written communication are very difficult for me. But to share with you this month someone who also had to rise to the challenge, is a special case study on page 22. In addition to this December’s Cumbrian Local, out on the 29th December, we have the New You New Year publication. It’s not going through every door, but it will be online free to read at www.cumbrianlocal.co.uk and in a local shop in your village or town for collection outside of Penrith for January 2015. Once again, have a great Christmas and I’ll look forward to sharing more local stories and events with you in 2015. Lee Quinn

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Spread the word and your butter!

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One Year On...... By Caroline Gunning

As many people do, as the end of another year passes, it brings to mind many of the things that have happened over the past year. For me it has been an odd year, sometimes delightfully so, and at others frustrating – all in all, it’s been another good year. Twelve months ago I started jotting down some musings for this magazine. Many people have commented on the articles, especially the antics of Appleby Scout Group, whilst I’ve been out and about. It has amazed me the spread of this community magazine, there are people who read the online version and share it through social media, and others who leave copies in the waiting rooms of surgeries, so you never quite know who will have seen these ponderings. My business, Crimson Chameleon, moved into a new office on Cross Croft in Appleby, hopefully the new year will see the new signage up above the windows. An industrial estate may not seem the most salubrious of places, but it is highly practical and has become a very social space, where clients pop in for coffee – and a Danish pastry if they come on the right day. Who knows what the next twelve months will bring. We have a plan, and hope to share some of the developments over the coming year. Whatever, you choose to do in 2015, I wish you well and hope that it holds many adventures, great and small, especially if you plan to start your own business!

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Paddlers Pool Practice For 6 months, from April to September, Appleby Scouts took part in water based activity sessions on Bassenthwaite, with three achieving the first of the Paddlepower certificates by mastering the basics of safety and skills in kayaking. Between the Scouts they accumulated just under 100 trips on the water over the summer season. This activity proved so popular, Darren Bean, the scout leader and keen paddler, decided to apply to the Eden District Council Community Fund to purchase kayaks for use indoors that would enable paddling to continue year round. The application was based on developing the sport for members of the Scout Group, but also, thanks to support from Appleby Leisure Centre (North Country Leisure) that sessions could be made available to the general public, for young people and adults. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at paddling, why not have a go in the warmth of a heated swimming pool? Please contact the leisure centre directly for more information. Sessions need to be pre-booked and run on a Friday evening, 6-7pm. Scouting has always been about supporting the local community, and this is one way in which we can do just that.

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A few thoughts from the Penrith Area Committee Meeting I counted perhaps eight members of the public at the meeting, including myself. I counted ten District Councillors and two guest speakers. To paraphrase Billy Joel: it was 2 O’clock on a Wednesday and the regular crowd shuffled in. We got an informative presentation from the Clerk of Cockermouth Town Council. She’s full time and by all accounts the model of a Town Clerk. It’s quite scary if you think about it, she has to be dedicated, intelligent and conscientious even before you get to the job requirements of legal expert, accountancy whiz, strategic genius, diplomatic master and organisational tsar. I sat there thinking you can elect who you want, you could vote in Churchill and Gladstone and Bevan and hope for a new Eden… conveniently sited in old Eden (we wouldn’t have to change the signs) but a Council full of what might effectively be amateurs will have to have the most effective professional clerk at their side. Adverts are going out. We had some questions from the public. I asked why there would be 19 town councillors. I thought it odd that in a District where half the councillors were elected unopposed it was considered a good idea that at Parish level we should create lots more seats for people to be unopposed in. Lots of Councils have uncontested seats it was pointed out… lots of councils aren’t really democratic I thought, maybe let’s not hold them up as an example. Then however, a good argument was put forward. These new town councillors aren’t being recompensed, there will be no allowances, these will be true civic volunteers who will most likely have other, more pressing, matters likely relating to paying for their own food and roofs and families to consider. It should probably be expected that a good number of councillors share the duties and responsibilities of representing this town. It was a very good point, it should have been made before, I’d like to second that argument now. I’d also like to see a pool of prospective volunteers mind you. Another question from the floor: Everybody… and I mean everybody seems to want the town council to be apolitical… no parties… a grand assemblage of independent bods all looking out for Penrith first and foremost. Lovely really, a bit utopian to be sure, but nice... no central office to tell candidates what to say, no London election machine funding things… no real way for voters to differentiate one candidate with no money to advertise their wares from another. Wait… that last one was bad. The question went: how does the full time, minimum wage, working age citizen Continued on page 14

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The Man from Waterloo Road by Lee Quinn

Television plays a big part in many of our lives, whether it is sport, a soap, a drama, music or a catch up with the world, national or local media. There is so much available now at the push of a button, be it a remote control or a key pad of a computer or phone; but seeing someone for many years, from whatever device you have, on a big or small screen, is quite different to actually meeting them face to face, or is it? Claims to fame, meeting idols, attending concerts, but the opportunity to be up close and personal is something I enjoy in my work, whenever it comes around. By chance I was given the opportunity to call Philip Martin Brown, an actor who since 1977 has graced the screen of TV and film in over 70 different roles, known and recognised as Grantly Budgen, the strict but traditional teacher that appeared in 300 episodes of the BBC 1 programme Waterloo Road. A few months later, I found myself conducting a dedicated 2 hour show live on Eden FM with Philip, which gave me the opportunity to discuss Philip’s life from humble beginnings, on and off screen. Philip Martin Brown was born 9 July 1956 in Manchester. The son of a Methodist Minister, the family moved to Barrow-in-Furness and he attended Barrow-in-Furness Grammar School for Boys. What Philip didn’t know then was that a certain teacher at that school was to be a major influence on a character

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he would play 30 years later. The ship yard then was the local career option, working with Vickers Limited Shipbuilding Group and as explained by Philip, the only other option was to go against the tradition of the town and go into teaching. A lucky break, however, into theatre meant that acting was to be Philips career, but soon after he started, things weren’t quite as they seemed as Philip discovered he had epilepsy at age 19 when he blacked out on stage. Philip’s confidence was knocked by his condition and returning to stage was not to be at that point in his career, but in 1978, aged 22, despite Philip’s condition controlled by medication, the BBC came knocking at his door. A Horseman Riding was a novel written in 1966 by R. F. Delderfield. BBC television was to make this in to a 12 episode series of which Philip in the role of Sam Potter, was to appear in 7 of them, working with a chap aged 29 called Nigel Havers. From the launch of his career on TV, I was able to discuss many of the characters played and people Philip had worked with. In this short story, these are just some of the highlights taken from two sessions I had with Philip over a weekend, of which the Radio interview ‘A Life story interview with Philip Martin Brown’ was a complete 2 hour show on 30th November. This is available and free to listen to or download via the Eden FM Radio website. Philip

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discusses how he finally over 20 years ago tackled his epilepsy through having an operation and now leads a trouble-free life with his confidence back and a return in that time to stage as well as TV and the big screen. From A Horseman Riding By, here are some classic British TV Series and films that he was involved with:- 1979 Crown Courts, 1980 Bull Week and by the early eighties, Philip admits that his face had changed and he told me about him returning from France during this time with his wife Pip when he was stopped at the port and given a thorough search, but it was just the Customs staff that had picked up that look. Philip started to pick up the parts of a villain and he went on to describe how many ways he had been killed on screen; one particularly interesting moment was in the hit TV series, the Professionals, where the special effects of Philip being shot actually made him pass out and he was complimented on how real it looked. Soon after the Professionals, Philip was all at sea, in fact he was on HMS Bounty as Able Seaman John Adams. Another not so well known young able seaman was Matthew Quintal played by a young Neil Morrissey, who starred in this 1984 film The Bounty, which was based on the original Mutiny on the Bounty film. Top of the quarter, we had Antony Hopkins, Mel Gibson, Sir Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Daniel Day Lewis and Liam Neeson, making this still a great movie to watch. TV series included All Creatures Great and Small, The Monocled Mutineer, The Paradise Club, Casualty, Rosemary and Thyme, Murphy’s Law, Foyles War and by 2005, Philip had played that many bad guys, come back that many times from the dead, held that

many ranks in the police force, he was on the most well known street in Manchester as DI Pinnock stepped on to Coronation Street. Whilst in this role, Philip, like many actors was in between a number of sets acting in other roles; in fact around this time, Philip appeared in TV series Doctors, the Bill, and Heart Beat, but something came along which was to make Philip Martin Brown and the character Grantly Budgen a household name and memory of a few generations at attending school and those with children at school. From 2006 to 2013, Grantly remains the longest serving character, being credited in all 160 episodes of the first 8 seasons of the series. But as I explained, Philip’s career continued on other projects whilst he was in the cast of Waterloo Road. In the film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011, he played Tufty Thesinger. But much of Philip’s time was in Rochdale at Waterloo Road up until 2012, when the whole set and a large proportion of the cast were moved to a new Waterloo Road set in Glasgow. Philip has his own views

on the move which he was happy to discuss in our interview on Eden FM, but if was not long after this he discussed with the producers or the series his leaving the set of Waterloo Road and never to return. A new plot was hatched for Grantly’s exit and at the end of season 9 in episode 7, Grantly left the world of Waterloo Road with a kidney failure related death. Of course he will always be our Grantly, that English teacher based on his very own English teacher from Barrow-in-Furness Grammar School for Boys. Last Christmas, as Mr Bidwell, Philip was back on TV with a mini series, Death Comes to Pemberley and he will be back on ITV in January, but you’ll have to turn to pages 18 & 19 to find out where. My thanks to Philip Martin Brown for being such a great sport and spending so much of his time with the Eden FM Radio team and me on his last trip to Penrith. With a love of Northern Soul and Motown, I think we might just get him flipping some wax on the turntables in the future!

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Continued from page 11 of Penrith argue their point and compete with the retired, well-connected and well-off one? There’s no government fund for town council candidates, you advertise yourself or you don’t. I felt a slight warm glow that I knew how to use social media… I felt a warmer glow that I get to write this article. It’s going to be hard to stand out from the crowd at the next election… and I hope there is a crowd… but it should be hard. We should ask… nay, demand… that some be put off but others be encouraged. I suspect there will not be much glory in trying to be a part of this town council but I wager there will be much honour. You’ll have to ask yourself if that dissuades or encourages. By Scott Jackson

The year of Monopoly draws to a close by Lee Quinn

Maybe in keeping with tradition, it has been the year of the Dog, the Cat, the Hat, the Boot, the Racing Car, the Wheelbarrow, the Thimble and the Battleship for Eden FM Community Radio. You may have already purchased your limited edition Penrith and Eden Valley Monopoly board game for £24.99. With a population of around 53,000 in the Eden Valley and only 2,000 printed, it might be quite an investment! If I add up possibly all the people I have heard say, they’ll get one for Christmas and you do the same, that’s an estimated readership of at least 30,000 based on 15,000 doors, which could mean a sell out for the local stockists, many of these sponsors, but a big miss out on an opportunity for those who are looking last minute. You never know, you may be able to search Ebay in 2015 to find one, but will it be £24.99?

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Peter Sidwell TV chef and judge on ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery has opened a brand new Cookery School at the Rheged Discovery Centre, the northern gateway to the Lake District, it is well equipped, modern and inviting. From August 2014, Pete and his team, plus guest chefs and artisan producers have been offering day courses which include a bread making master class, simply good cakes, gluten free cooking, fearless with fish, how to make and cook with sausages through to knife skills and how CumbrianLocal

to set up your own food business and make it a success to name but a few. We have over 50 different courses. Peter Sidwell is quite simply, good with food. He trained with top London chefs, has travelled extensively, has produced his own retail range of food and drink, written recipe books, produced his own recipe app and is a columnist for a number of lifestyle magazines. With two series of Britain’s best bakery completed and Pete has for the last two years worked as Executive Chef at

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107.5 Great guests & Eden conversations!

By Pamela Waggott Since last month’s notes and news, we continue to develop and grow.

coming into the studio to talk about a wide range of subjects and about themselves.

We now broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year … yes there will be live shows right across the holidays including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day!

The issue of the Penrith Town Council has continued to be addressed and we were pleased to welcome Eden District Councillors Grattan Bowen and David Whipp on separate occasions. They spent a lot of time discussing the issues on air with Scott and Jamie ‘Jeeves’ Ayres and answered a lot of questions in regard to the future of the Penrith Town Council and how the process will continue.

If you have missed any of your favourite shows or want to listen and enjoy again, then you can hear rewinds through the night, every night. Go to the Eden fm website (edenfm.co.uk) for the weekly programme guide where you can find all the listings. Sound and Vision, Eclectic, Soul and Motown, Classical, Rock, Country, Farming, House Party, Folk, Music Roots, Love Songs, Teenage Takeover, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or noughties … you name it you can listen live or catch the rewind. We have had a major update of the system and all the data has had to be reloaded and reorganised. This has happened whilst all the time transmitting our shows. Technology seems to have its own time zone and can’t be rushed so adverts and jingles, idents and all the presenters’ introductions have had to be put onto CD during the changeover. As great as the presenters are, it’s not easy to make the links as seamless as they normally are! However it’s all going to be worth it when the system is all singing and all dancing! The studios will also be getting another makeover in the New Year, with the building of a second studio and office area subject to funding. Exciting times ahead, and all completed by volunteers with a huge range of skills. We have been lucky to continue to have lots of guests

Councillor Gordon Nicholson OBE, Leader of Eden District Council also came to the studio to talk with Lee and Connor about the proposed development of a Premier Inn at the New Squares in Penrith. He was able to respond to the concerns expressed by a number of our listeners and gave an overview of the decision and process. On a lighter, and very delicious note, the TV Chef Peter Sidwell came into the Breakfast show with Lee and Pam to talk about his Cookery School based in Rheged and the other aspects of his brand ‘Simply Good…’ He brought us breakfast! Home-made focaccia studded with roasted butternut squash, Appleby Creamery Ewes Cheese and rosemary, followed by a British take on an Italian classic. Panetonne with Whitehaven Rum soaked raisins, and homemade preserved orange zest served with Little Salkeld Raspberry Jam which had been cooked for 8 hours in a water bath! To say it was all delicious is an understatement – thank you Peter, we look forward to you visiting again soon! We were also delighted to welcome Philip Martin Brown. He is probably most recently best known for the role of Grantly Budgen in the TV series Waterloo Road. He has

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a long and distinguished career on TV and on stage working with many well-known actors such as Johnny Depp, Sir Laurence Olivier, Daniel Craig and many, many other household names. What is probably less well known is that Philip suffered for many years from a severe form of epilepsy. He found it increasingly difficult to work on stage as he had collapsed during performances, however, following surgery, he has been seizure free for many years and is now returning to the stage as well as continuing on TV and in film. He will be seen early in the New Year on Coronation Street, playing a psychotherapist who is to help Steve MacDonald. Philip was incredibly generous with his time and was a pleasure to have in the studio; two hours flew by. Adrian Davis-Johnson also came into the Breakfast Show to give an overview of his work with NNL, National Nuclear Laboratories at Workington. He is also an Innovus programme and engagement manager. Innovus supports projects and ideas in the area of science and technology through grants, guidance and technical provisions. He is passionate about science and the development of nuclear power in a wide variety of ways, including working in partnership with the European Space Agency in the development of ‘Space

Batteries’. These are selfheating units utilising the nuclear waste product americium that it is hoped will provide power to future space probes that do not rely on solar or other powers. Not only is Adrian a scientist, he is also a great comedian and uses a wide range of voices, impersonations, funny anecdotes and stories to support his public speaking and to motivate others to engage in the development of projects and future technologies. NNL is keen to engage people in their work in testing and ensuring the safe use of nuclear fuels. They have opportunities for post graduates and a range of apprenticeships for young people with an interest in maths, science and technology. More detail can be found at their website www.nnl.co.uk. All of this and more is to be found at Eden fm 107.5! Our presenters are always out and about in the community looking for great stories and engaging with the people of Penrith and Eden, so if you see them in town stop and have a chat…you never know, you could even end up coming into the studio for a chat on air! Go on and give 107.5 Eden fm a go … it’s your voice, your choice in the community! Check out daily reports on air or on www. facebook.com/edenfmonline, join over 2000 people and give us a like.

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Helvellyn

Peaks & Pathways Nick Wells

Situated to the south of Ullswater stands one of the most walked mountains in the Lake District. Helvellyn with it’s impressive Striding Edge is not for the faint hearted, as it has claimed several lives over years gone by. I like to get parked near the Travellers Rest in Glenridding, and then make my way to the youth hostel and the old Greenside mines, along the foot of Birkhouse moor on to Glenridding Common. Here the ascent gets steeper along the side of Red Tarn Beck until reaching Red Tarn itself.

scramble down to Striding Edge. To my right was a sharp drop down to Nethermost Cove, to my left was Red Tarn, actually looking quite red. Here I was faced with a steep climb over the Chimney (a vertical rock gulley of about 10 feet), then onto Striding Edge itself. One needs to be careful here but there is a path just below the ridge top for the less adventurous. After Striding Edge I reached Birkhouse Moor and the “gap in the wall” which leads to Patterdale which

On my left was Striding Edge, to my right was Catstyecam leading to Swirral edge with Helvellyn in front of me. I took the same route as I took last year by the way of Swirral Edge, a formidable ridge in itself, even Oscar found it a tough scramble to the summit. The top of Helvellyn is the centre of a massive range that, in the words of Wainwright, “forms a tremendous natural barrier from north to south, between the deep troughs of the Thirlmere and Ullswater valleys”. After taking in the views, and at over 3000 feet, everywhere could be seen. I made my way to the steep CumbrianLocal

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is also a popular starting point for Helvellyn, I chose to stay on the path back down to Glenridding offering a magnificent view of Lake Ullswater. This walk is about seven miles in all, and took me four hours. I would grade it as medium to hard. Such an incredible walk in good weather and I have walked it many times, but this is a hands on walk with plenty of dangers which must be respected.


The Wainwright book collection

Alfred Wainwright was the author of 59 books, the vast majority written (and drawn) following his retirement as Borough Treasurer of Kendal in 1967. In late 2013, it was decided that the Society should compile a collection of Wainwright’s works, a task that was to take a year to complete. The first task was to make a list of all his books; an easy task one might think, until it emerged that Wainwright made contributions to other authors’ work with original maps, sketches or by writing the foreword. This swelled the collection by a further 20 books. Research on the internet revealed that it was likely to cost in the region of £2000 to acquire all the books. And to make things more complicated, we wanted the books in their original form and not later impressions, which may have had updates to walking routes etc. In some cases, this would mean the purchase of expensive first editions. However, after an appeal to our members many of the books were generously donated, which meant that we were able to complete the collection much quicker and with less outlay that we could have hoped. The last books were purchased in October 2014 and with the collection complete the final task was to take them to Kendal where they were being housed with the rest of the Wainwright Archive at the Cumbria Archive Centre. One of the aims of Society is: To keep alive the fellwalking traditions promoted by Alfred Wainwright through his guidebooks and other publications. It is hoped that by making the collection available to the general public, more people will come to know, and be inspired by, the work of this remarkable author. If you would like to know more about the Society, log on to the website at www.wainwright.org.uk or email publicity@wainwright.org.uk Derek Cockell Press & Publicity Officer, The Wainwright Society.

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There were glimmers of hope at secondary school. I loved drama, but couldn’t learn lines. I also enjoyed reading and that opened up a strange disconnect. Written work was difficult, yet I could lose myself in reading – at my own pace. My head teacher took an interest. She thought I was bright. She taught ‘penmanship’ – we had to use horrible old ink pens to produce ‘fine handwriting’. I couldn’t, but, instead of trotting out the spider routine, she suggested I learn to type. It was the best thing I ever learnt at school. My exam board wouldn’t let me type my exams, so I left school at 16, scraping an O level. I never had the right kinds of discussions with adults about my problems. I joined the civil service at the most junior grade. I spent many years in the junior ranks getting very bored. I developed interests outside work, like writing book reviews for magazines. I even got involved in local issues, helping to form a tenants association. A chasm opened up between my outside interests and work achievements. I began to regret my lack of educational qualifications. So I started again with the Open University achieving a first class honours degree, a masters, and several other qualifications. Something was getting between my potential and my achievements. I was an undiagnosed dyspraxic and dyslexic. I only got diagnosed well into my career. So, now I’m a senior civil servant, at the top of my profession, which is pretty good. I wasn’t that effective in junior ranks – I’m a strategic thinker. I still find many things difficult and I work very differently to other people. But who cares! That’s my story. Looking at where I started – who’d have thought it? It’s been hard work, often frustrating, but my goodness it was worth it.

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