President of the Landscape Institute from 1985 to 1987, John championed the development and growth of regional Britain throughout his professional life. The Friends of the Landscape Archive at Reading (FOLAR) has compiled a brief overview of John Whalley’s life and works.

    John Whalley driving MGTF on a rally at Morecombe, Lancashire in 1954. Image from Friends of the Landscape Institute Archive and Library at Reading (FOLAR)

    Originally published by the Friends of the Landscape Archive at Reading (FOLAR) on Monday 24 August 2020


    It has been a sad year for Derek Lovejoy’s old practice to lose two of its principal players, Geoffrey Collens and now John Whalley, in a matter of months. It is sad loss for the Landscape Institute also, as John Whalley was someone who never stopped being engaged with the Institute and who never forgot his role and responsibility as a past president. John was many things, but above all he was a people person who lived his life and work to the full, and based in Lancashire, he actively championed the development and growth of regional Britain throughout his professional life.

    FOLAR has compiled a brief overview of John Whalley’s life and works. Please click here for the obituary.

    If you are willing to share any memories of John, or details of his work and projects, please do send them to info@folar.uk so that we can continue adding to the record of this extraordinary man.

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