Cockermouth's Daffodil Day April 1 2017
mark Cockermouth born Poet Laureate, William Wordsworth, the town hosted
a celebratory Daffodil Day of events.
Saturday, April 1 2017 saw the culmination of work by the Rotary
Club of Cockermouth with All Saints Church the focus of many colourful
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 featured at All Saint's Church were The Castlegate
Singers; Altemusik Recorder Group; Cockermouth Harmonics Society &
Cockermouth Mechanics Band.
The Wordsworth Trust from Grasmere 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 Cumberland.
They will also have a poetry stall with information on The Wordsworth
Trust, and pop up activities for all ages.
There were displays 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