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Feb 19

Up to a Point - Pyramids in Yorkshire and Beyond - talk

The Needle's Eye Wentworth Woodhouse

There are more pyramids in Yorkshire than in any other county in the British Isles!

The next talk in Wakefield Civic Society’s programme will be given by David Winpenny, writer, lecturer and public relations consultant. His topic will be the pyramids of Yorkshire and beyond.

In ‘Up to a Point – Pyramids in Yorkshire and Beyond’, David Winpenny looks at how pyramids became fashionable, particularly in Yorkshire, sets them in their historical perspective and samples their range – from mausoleums, though garden ornaments, pumps, boat houses, beacons and navigation marks to churches, offices, swimming pools – and general pyramidal oddities.

The talk will be at the Orangery, Back Lane, on Thursday evening, 19th February, starting at 7.30 pm and is open to all. This is a free event and it is not necessary to be a member of the Society to attend.

Wakefield Civic Society President Kevin Trickett said “I’m really looking forward to hearing what David has to say. As well as being an accomplished writer and lecturer, David is also the chairman of Ripon Civic Society and I have known him now for many years. He will be an interesting speaker on what is a surprising yet fascinating subject!”

David Winpenny: David lives in the city of Ripon in North Yorkshire. He works as a freelance lecturer, writer and public relations consultant and is the author of newspaper and magazine articles, guidebooks and books of walks. He lectures on many subjects, including architecture, stained glass, follies and landscape gardening. He has also lectured on-board ship for P&O Cruises, Voyages of Discovery, Fred Olsen Lines and Saga

He is chairman of Ripon Civic Society and was a BBC Mastermind finalist in 1999


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