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Annual Pennant Lecture

Published: 06/10/2014

Holywell Library and Learners Centre will be hosting the 18th annual Pennant Lecture on Thursday 16 October at 7.30pm. Jim Perrin, a distinguished journalist, mountaineer and natural historian has been invited by the society, Cymdeithas Thomas Pennant, to deliver this years lecture entitled ‘Thomas Pennant: a remarkable life’. Jim is a travel writer and has lived in Wales since 1964. He contributes to major newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian, Daily Telegraph and TRO and his book ‘Climbing Essays’ appeared on the shortlist for Wales Book of the Year in 2007. The Pennant society exists to celebrate the achievements and promote further study of the life of Thomas Pennant, a prolific travel and nature writer born in 1726 who lived in Whitford, Flintshire. Tickets are available from Holywell library, priced at £3 each. Places are strictly limited, so advance purchase is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment on the night. The event is sponsored by Flintshire County Council and Cymdeithas Thomas Pennant. For further information contact Holywell Library on 01352 713157.