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In Memory

This page and the pages it links to are dedicated to the memory of Elliot Wilson who tragically died at the age of 24 following an accident. Elliot was a free spirit who loved the Lake District and it was his story that moved me to the idea of an “In Memory” page. We are very grateful to Elliot’s family and friends for their support to mountain rescue and for their permission to reprint his tribute. Please click on the entry below to read his tribute and others who are remembered here. All tributes are included free of any charge as part of our team’s contribution to the community.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/community/in-memory/

Martin Willey — An Appreciation

It is difficult to imagine a Lake District without Martin Willey. I climbed and hiked with him in the years 1974 to 1985, and I cannot think of some dark corner of the hills, particularly Wasdale or the Pillar Rock area, without thinking of Martin and his energy, his solid reliability …

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Allan Bell

Allan Bell – 1934 to 2007

“A Life That Touched So Many Will Never Be Forgotten”

Allan collapsed and died on 25th April 2007 after reaching the summit of Great Gable, whilst walking with his friend John Foster. He had been a short distance in front of John who attempted resuscitation – while passers-by called the rescuers. The Wasdale Mountain Rescue …

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Ian Angell on Skye

Ian Angell – 1939 to 2006

On 14th January 2006 Ian Angell died from a head injury sustained after a fall while hillwalking on A’Chrois in Arrochar. He was 66 and his death stunned all those who knew him.

A Tribute to Ian from Bill Pattison MBE, President of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

Ian was a former active member, (Technical Officer …

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Lorraine Dixon

Lorraine Dixon – 1970 to 2006

‘A ray of sunshine lighting up our lives and warming our hearts’

Lorraine loved the farm, fells and West Cumbrian countryside she grew up in with her parents Terry and Eileen, and brothers William and Thomas. Lorraine went to Wyndham School, Egremont and afterwards to Manchester University.

Lorraine worked for the Environment Agency at Penrith, …

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Reg Vernon

Reg Vernon – 1934 to 2005

Reg Vernon was born on 11 August 1934 in Liverpool though spent most of his time living further south. He was the most terrific, vibrant individual that you could possibly meet and lived a life that was jam-packed to the full. He was an active walker, climber, and mountaineer to the end, and loved the …

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Ian Bocock

Ian Bocock – 1957 to 2005

I first met Ian in 1984, when by chance he walked into a pub where I was sitting enjoying an after-work pint. We got chatting, and my life was forever altered. Ian was a keen squash player, and an excellent instructor to boot. In addition he was an expert climber, and if I pestered him …

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Elliot Wilson

Elliot Wilson – 1980 to 2004

Loving tributes were paid to ‘free spirit’ Elliot Wilson, a landscape gardener from Chelmsford, who died aged 24, after a tragic accident.

Elliot’s family and his girlfriend spoke this week about the indelible impression he made on everyone who knew him, with a character that combined a deep love of the natural world with a …

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