Mitchell, W.R. (William Reginald), 1928-Alternative names
W.R. (Bill) Mitchell has had a long career as journalist with and editor of The Dalesman magazine and Cumbria magazine. The Dalesman, first published from the Dales village of Clapham in 1939, is one of the country's most notable regional magazines, with a monthly circulation of more than 50,000. The magazine features Yorkshire life, past and present, portraying the country and its people in words, paintings, photographs and drawings. Mr Mitchell has also written many books, mostly about the North Country, and articles for other journals and local newspapers. In June 1996 Mr Mitchell was awarded the MBE, and in July 1996 the University of Bradford awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.
From the guide to the The W.R. Mitchell Archive, 1938-1999, (GB 532 Bradford University Library)
- Lake District (England) (as recorded)
- Yorkshire Dales (England) (as recorded)