Until recently, whenever I added an item to my website I added a paragraph to the introduction, but this was unsatisfactory because it meant that people had to read the whole of the introduction in order to find the addition. I think that the present arrangement, where each addition takes the form of a blog, is better.

After I collected together the sequences from the television series Flight over Spain I thought of doing the same thing with other related scenes such as the songs of Harry Secombe, but I decided that this wasn’t worth doing because of the interference. I knew that tapes had a limited life-span, and I assumed that the interference was a sign that the tapes were coming to the ends of their lives. It is very fortunate that all my selections were copied onto discs in 2002, before I started working on the Wainwright books. The 28-hour and 82-hours versions were also copied onto discs. I have since learned that discs too have a limited life-span. Does anyone know how scenes from television can be kept indefinitely?

When I show my scrapbooks to people they usually go straight to the photographs, so I have brought together all the photographs that were taken between 1967 and 2002. The captions are unchanged and may not make sense to people who don’t know me.

The square photographs were taken with a Kodak Instamatic camera, which was chosen because it was easy to use. The rectangular photographs were taken with a single-lens reflex camera, which was chosen because it can be fitted with a telephoto lens, which is essential for the creation of panoramas

The Grange, which is featured in Chapter 9 of my autobiography, is featured on pages 2 and 3. The photograph of my tent on Scafell Pike, which appears in the printed version of my auto­biography but not in the online version, is on page 29. The childhood home of my maternal grandmother can be seen on page 31. The old door mentioned near the end of my autobiography is on page 103. My flats in Chapel Close and Beast Banks are featured on pages 144-155. The photograph of Kendal Castle from Chapel Close on page 144 is remarkable because the castle appears to be surrounded by countryside, whereas on a map it appears to be surrounded by built-up areas.