Alfred Wainwright was not a native of the Lake District hut of the East Lancashire town of Blackburn. As a young man he enjoyed walking in the hills around his native town ... and then discovered the Lakes. When an accountancy job became available at the Town Hall in Kendal he didn't hesitate to move. From now on, instead of having to organise expeditions to Lakeland from fifty or sixty miles to the south he was right there on the spot. Weekends could be spent among his beloved mountains. In 1955 he published the first volume of his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells and, as they say, 'the rest is history'.
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