Cockermouth's Daffodil Day April 1 2017
mark Cockermouth born Poet Laureate, William Wordsworth, the town is
hosting a celebratory Daffodil Day of events.
Saturday, April 1 2017 sees the culmination of work by the Rotary
Club of Cockermouth, the Town Council, Cumbria Council and local schools.
All Saints Church is to be the focus of many colourful events.
Cockermouth Daffodil Day is an opportunity to celebrate one of the
town's famous sons, William Wordsworth, through the legacy of his famous
poem "The Daffodils" while at the same time remembering our
Gem Town status and the new Spring.
Cockermouth has the unique advantage of being the birthplace of William
Wordsworth on 7 April 1770. He was also christened at All Saints Church
in Cockermouth on 18 January 1772 along with his younger sister Dorothy,
while they were living in Wordsworth House.
The following groups hope to be featured at All Saint's Church: The
Castlegate Singers; Altemusik Recorder Group; Cockermouth Harmonics
Society & Cockermouth Mechanics Band.
The Wordsworth Trust from Grasmere have kindly agreed to provide short
talks on Dorothy Wordsworth's Journals and her stories. Also on the
characters in Wordsworth's poetry and the Wordsworth Family in and around
They will also have a poetry stall with information on The Wordsworth
Trust, and pop up activities for all ages. The event will be officially opened by Lord & Lady Egremont who will then judge the Best Shop Window competition organised by the Chamber of Trade followed by the Primary Schools Artwork Competition. Wordsworth Trust will give three short talks; ‘From Cockermouth to Grasmere: the Journey to Dove Cottage’,‘The Wonders of the Everyday in Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journals’& ‘Callers and Travellers in the Grasmere Journals and Wordsworth’s Poetry’
Thanks to Rydal Mount there will be a display of framed copy of William Wordsworth’s“ The Daffodils” poem signed by
the poet’s 4x great grandson Richard Wordsworth, to be auctioned on the day.
There will be a display of all the entries in a primary schools art
competition and displays by:-
-Grampus Heritage - Roman artefacts display.
-Cockermouth Civic Trust - Exhibition and Guided walks.
-Cockermouth WI - Display.
-Cockermouth Museum / Heritage Group - Exhibition in the Chancel.
For more information: contact Mr Ray Day; 07774893965