James William Puttrell is widely acknowledged (in the Peak District) as being the founding father of outcrop climbing in England, and his climbing and mountaineering exploits have been widely documented in many places.

Puttrell however was a much more accomplished sportsman than just climbing. He was a ground-breaking caver (both nationally and internationally), a footballer and cyclist. There are probably other sports and pastimes that JWP not only took part in, but excelled at.

In this collection, we gather together images and documents from JWPs personal archive, including letters from O.G. Jones, Kyndwr Club documents, and the contents of what survives of his personal journals and scrapbooks of newspaper articles and cuttings.

View the collection here.