Image acknowledgements

Thanks to the following organisations for permission to use images on this website:


Collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, Denver

John Lewis Partnership

Mitchell Beazley

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon


V&A Museum

Whitworth Art Gallery

All other images are from Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation archives.

Images may not be reproduced without prior written permission.

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© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Robin Day in the Picos de Europa, 1990s

Robin remained extremely fit well into old age. In 1992, at the age of 76, he was probably the oldest man ever to climb one of Mount Kenya’s peaks, a feat which involved a 1,000 ft. rock-climb and abseil descent.

He was always happiest outdoors, whether in the mountains or in the woods of West Sussex. Above his desk he kept a quotation from Leonardo da Vinci:

The greatest joys and pleasures in life have been brought to me by nature. I look to nature for inspiration rather than the man-made creations. Nature is the finest, most perfect designer.

©Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation