Cockermouth on the Around-England Blog

Below are the posts from the Around-England blog which were categorised as being about Cockermouth, or at least in part refering to it. You may find more references by entering ‘Cockermouth’ into the Search form toward the top of the right-hand column.

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More Photos from the 2012 Cockermouth Woolfest

July 2, 2012

Cockermouth ‘Woolfest’ this year was another outstanding illustration of how wet weather does not need to dampen enjoyment of a Lake District holiday. Thousands of people made their way through the rain to a splendid event which was a credit to the organisers. I have already written about it here, but looking through my photos […]

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Woolfest Cockermouth 2012

June 22, 2012

Today was a wet day in Cumbria! In fact that’s almost an understatement but in spite of the weather crowds descended on Mitchell’s Livestock Centre at Cockermouth, venue for the annual Cockermouth “Woolfest” organised by “The Wool Clip”. Yes, you needed waterproofs to get from the car park but once inside, protected from the elements […]

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“Go Georgian” This Weekend In Northern England

May 2, 2012

Whether you’re on the east or the west of Northern England this weekend (5th May) you can “Go Georgian”. In Cockermouth, on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park, there is the biennial Cockermouth Georgian Fair. With music and displays of many kinds including period crafts and farmers market this promises to be […]

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Cockermouth Georgian Fair

March 24, 2012

Cockermouth is well known as the poet Wordsworth’s birthplace and is visited by many during their Lake District holidays. In addition to places like the Wordsworth House that are open all year long Cockermouth also has several major events at different times of year. I’ve previous mentioned Woolfest Cockermouth and today my attention has been […]

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Cockermouth Woolfest

February 1, 2012

The Cockermouth Woolfest has been held annually since 2005. It takes place on a Friday and Saturday in June, and includes a great range of displays and activities relating to natural fibres, and especially wool. Spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting and felting are just some of the craft themes covered by well over 100 stallholders. Woolfest […]

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Going to the Wordsworth House? Which one?

December 6, 2011

Wordsworth House, Cockermouth “We’re going to the Wordsworth House this afternoon.” “Oh good. You’ll enjoy that. Which one?” It’s easy to imagine that kind of conversation between Lake District visitors over a lunch table. Currently there are three houses with strong Wordsworth connections open to the public, and before long the three will be four. […]

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Cockermouth: More Men of Science

September 10, 2011

On our main page about the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth there is mention of John Dalton the eminent early-nineteenth century scientist who first proposed the atomic theory of matter. John Dalton was, however, not the only eminent scientist to be born in or around Cockermouth. Just a few years older was William Woodville (1752-1805), also […]

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John Dalton: Scientist from Cockermouth

September 9, 2011

John Dalton was one of the scientific giants of the early 19th century. In the 1960s I often attended lectures at the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society on George Street, Manchester. (The “Lit and Phil” still exists, now based at the Manchester Business School). Inside the building great prominence was given to John Dalton, and […]

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Lanthwaite Wood – Memory of 2009

August 19, 2011

Lanthwaite Wood is a National Trust property at the foot of Crummock Water in the Lake District, alongside the point where the River Cocker leaves the lake. The car park there provides an excellent starting point for walks, which often give opportunity to see Red Squirrels. The River Cocker flows from here down Lorton Vale […]

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Wordsworth’s Birthplace, Cockermouth

August 9, 2011

This afternoon in the Cockermouth sunshine the confluence of the Cocker and the Derwent looked tranquil. On 19th November 2009 it was a very different picture. Record volumes of rainwater poured down the two rivers from the Lake District mountains and inundated the centre of this historic town. Parts of the town that day were […]

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