Arthur Dolphin A Great Local Climber Remembered - a Memory of Baildon.
A new book "Memories of Dolphin - a climber's life remembered" celebrates the late great, Baildon-born, climber Arthur Dolphin. Compiled and edited by Hebden Bridge author Tom Greenwood, the book is sold together with a free DVD showing original (black and white) footage of Dolphin in action on climbs in Yorkshire and the Lake District - including the Kipling Groove (so named because it was "ruddy 'ard") climb.
Profits from the sale of the book go to the Jack Bloor Fund, www.jackbloor.co.uk
Jack Bloor was a close friend and climbing partner of Arthur Dolphin. Following Jack Bloor's death in 1984, the Jack Bloor fund was established to continue his work in helping those who lack the means to pursue their dreams in the outdoors.
I include here a link to the local Hebden Bridge website for further information about this interesting book and film
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