Albert winstanly

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Albert winstanly

Postby expatwestkenter » 31 May 2010, 8:48pm

Does anyone remember A.W.? I had the great pleasure of seeing one of his twin projector presentations back in the 70's I believe it was called To Hell and Back. It was set to the music of Peer Gynt with slides pefectly timed to the music so that some shots banged on to the screen whilst others gently faded into ona another, it was truly beathtaking.
It would be interesting to know if anyone else has seen any of his talks.

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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby Clarion » 2 Jun 2010, 8:33pm

I loved Albert's articles in Cycling World. He's a good Clarion CC member. Never seen him speak, but I've heard it was impressive and inspiring. He goes to York every year.
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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby E.C.Ryder » 2 Jun 2010, 8:46pm

Never met Albert Winstanley but I have one of his books `Golden Days Awheel` a very good read.

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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby adamant » 14 Sep 2010, 12:41pm

There are reviews of all of Albert's books here:

http://www.cycling-books.com/Owd_Tom_Al ... tanley.htm

I corresponded with him something over a year ago. The last I heard was from one of his relatives who said that he was too unwell to reply to my letter. I am afraid that I have heard nothing since.

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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby pedalsheep » 30 Oct 2010, 6:12pm

I've just read 'The Golden Wheels of Albert Winstanley' and thoroughly enjoyed it. Reminded me of the places I used to cycle years ago when i lived 'up north'.
He was born in 1916 so I'm surprised to hear he is still around.
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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby MLJ » 8 Nov 2010, 7:24pm

I see from the Autumn Tints newsletter 'Spoke Speak' of March this year, Albert is recorded as a member, aged 93 years. As far as I am aware, he has still been able to cycle using the electric bicycle but ill health may well have now prevented that.

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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby MLJ » 27 Mar 2012, 3:29pm

It is with regret that I have been informed of the death this month of Albert, in his 96th year. For a short while he has been in a care home, where he died peacefully in his sleep.
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/leisure/theatre/theatrereviews/bmds/search/?search=Winstanley&from_to_date=&nt=&notice_type=all

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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby adamant » 27 Mar 2012, 3:52pm

Sad news indeed. His books are certainly worth looking out, and can be had for very little.

http://www.cycling-books.com/Golden_Whe ... tanley.htm
http://www.cycling-books.com/Golden_Day ... tanley.htm
http://www.cycling-books.com/Owd_Tom_Al ... tanley.htm

I would love to know a little more Albert's life, nonetheless. I understand, for example, that he used to give talks with slides, and even music, in a kind up updated version of that that Kuklos, Wayfarer et al used to in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby pedalsheep » 27 Mar 2012, 7:01pm

Sad news, the passing of a legend.
'Why cycling for joy is not the most popular pastime on earth is still a mystery to me.'
Frank J Urry, Salute to Cycling, 1956.

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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby fausto copy » 27 Mar 2012, 7:28pm

Albert was a real legend in my eyes.
I first discovered him in Cycling World magazine in the late 70's and have never
read anyone better.
I believe he was a schoolteacher and how I wished I had had someone as interesting as he was.
I've still kept some early touring articles and they're still as relevant, to this today.
RIP Albert and thanks for your inspiration.

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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby dcgoldensection » 28 Mar 2012, 1:36pm

Just a very big thank you to you all from Albert Winstanely's family for your kind words.
He will be sadly missed by us all and judging by the large volume of posts missed by a lot more people than even we knew, knew of him and his books.

Again, thank you all for your kindness.

David - Nephew.

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Re: Albert winstanly

Postby fausto copy » 28 Mar 2012, 8:14pm

David, that was such a lovely touching reply, got me quite emotional.... :cry:

Anyway, glad you appreciate he was a very well , and widely-respected gentleman.