Review of ‘Darley's 'Lady Bountiful' and The Whitworth Trail’, by Terence Kilburn

This review is by Julie Bunting, and was published originally in The Peak Advertiser, the Peak District's local free newspaper, on 23rd May 2005, and is reproduced with Julie's kind permission.

by Terence Kilburn
at The Joseph Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale (2005)

These two separate titles by Terence Kilburn have been updated and reprinted at the expense of Alan and Iris Wagstaffe in memory of their parents and to commemorate a long family connection with the Joseph Whitworth Centre and Park in Darley Dale.

Darley's 'Lady Bountiful' is the story of Lady Louisa, second wife of the great mechanical engineer Sir Joseph Whitworth, who lived in Darley Dale and became its greatest benefactor. After his death his widow was left to oversee the development of the hospital and the magnificent institute and park which all still carry the Whitworth name.

The Whitworth Trail has been extended to include a brief history of Darley Dale. The trail itself is a walk of just over 3 miles, encompassing features connected with Sir Joseph including his former home and his last resting place, alongside that of Lady Louisa in St Helen's churchyard.

Both books are being donated to the Whitworth Trust. Terence Kilburn has again offered to donate all royalties for the benefit of the Whitworth Centre and Park.

Review by Julie Bunting

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