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#2494 - 21/02/06 11:35 AM Wainwright's Centenary
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Registered: 24/11/04
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Next year will be the centenary year of Alf Wainwright's birthday (17 January 1907). Is there anything special being planned? I might do the C2C again (not in January,though).
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#2495 - 21/02/06 12:23 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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I wonder what the Wainwright Society are contemplating? Perhaps a walk up to Haystacks and Innominate Tarn followed by a toast to the great man - although I am not sure he would approve of too much fuss. I will do something as he certainly inspired me to seek out adventure on the hills.

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#2496 - 21/02/06 10:21 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Nimrod,
Thanks for that info. Just what I needed to get to grips to do my last 70 Lakeland tops to complete the 214 Wainwrights. Ill make that date my target to summit my last one.
Been too busy darting about up to Scotland and back Munro bagging lately, but come summer Ill put that plan on the backburner and concentrate on the 'Alfreds'.

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#2497 - 22/02/06 07:07 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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I'd been thinking about a repeat of the C2C walk or the memorial walk to celebrate my own half-century next year. Maybe I'll need to reconsider if an AW centenary bandwagon starts rolling and places get busy.

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#2498 - 24/02/06 03:32 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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I think I will do it again next year. Perhaps take more time to do it and do it again in the summer. My pal who did the walk with me on both occasions is getting married (again - third time lucky),so I might be by myself,unless his new wife releases him from the ball and chain.
Sadly,the lad who drove us over to St Bee's,died last month,so I will be either sweet talking somebody else for the lift,or getting the train.
I can see Andy J's point,though - there might be an army of us marching between St Bee's and RHB at once. More company,but bigger rounds at the pub.
Nimrod

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#2499 - 20/08/06 09:14 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Wainwright's Centerary - why not do the Coast to Coast in a hundred hours ? A few of the fitter members of this might just manage that.

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#2500 - 22/08/06 12:44 AM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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In January next year there is a centenary memorial service in Blackburn cathedral for Wainwright and Wainwright society members are invited to attend.

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#2501 - 22/08/06 12:54 AM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Lounge Lizard,
Somehow I think Wainright would rather spend 100 days exploring his Coast to Coast territory than 100 pitiful hours.
Smell the roses.

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#2502 - 22/08/06 09:10 AM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Gordita. I'm sure he would, but most of us can manage 100 hours off work and not 100 days.

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#2503 - 22/08/06 11:22 AM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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I read in the Telegraph on Saturday, the bad news that they are considering turning the C2C into a national trail.

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#2504 - 22/08/06 12:09 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Bad news indeed.It means the heath and safety freaks and enviromental thought police will now stick their oar in.

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#2505 - 22/08/06 04:36 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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and there will be a daily charge for walking it, and all the B&B owners will put their pricesup.

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#2506 - 22/08/06 06:03 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Registered: 31/07/05
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And they'll put decent signposts up along the way!

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#2507 - 22/08/06 06:25 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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aye Norman
your winding us up again, don't put silly ideas in to folk's head's
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#2508 - 22/08/06 08:46 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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#2509 - 22/08/06 09:19 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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I always tell the truth, that's why I am so popular!

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#2510 - 23/08/06 08:23 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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A pity,because I believe old Wainwright didn't want it to become a National Trail. Anyway,we might get a footbridge across the A19 now.
Nimrod

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#2511 - 24/08/06 12:49 AM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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We dont need a ponsey footbridge ,get on and walk the walk.

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#2512 - 24/08/06 02:09 AM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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We dont need a ponsey footbridge ,get on and walk the walk.

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#2514 - 24/08/06 10:14 AM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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A bit like walking down the Blackpool promenade.Obese,semi naked people,screaming kids,tacky sovenir shops,even tackier tourists,but decent fish and chips.

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#2517 - 24/08/06 12:02 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Quote:
Originally posted by norman walker:
We dont need a ponsey footbridge ,get on and walk the walk.


That's twice you've said that,Norm.
Nimrod

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#2518 - 24/08/06 12:04 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Registered: 24/11/04
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On the whole I prefer Robin Hood's Bay to Blackpool. It is a quaint little place,Sam. You will like it.
Nimrod

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#2519 - 24/08/06 12:57 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Quote by our Norman 'We dont need a ponsey footbridge ,get on and walk the walk'

It's more like 'Run the Run' across the A19!! You're almost safer trying to cross the M1!

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#2521 - 24/08/06 01:20 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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Quote:
Originally posted by office manager:
Quote by our Norman 'We dont need a ponsey footbridge ,get on and walk the walk'

It's more like 'Run the Run' across the A19!! You're almost safer trying to cross the M1!


I don't think a footbridge would come amiss - there are plenty of jerks who thinks it is Formula 1 race track.
Nimrod

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#2523 - 24/08/06 05:53 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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I'm fairly neutral about it.
Nimrod

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#2524 - 24/08/06 07:08 PM Re: Wainwright's Centenary
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tonky, Haven't you mistaken Robin Hoods Bay for Prestatyn ?

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