Bradbury’s History of Cockermouth

After much diligent and painstaking research,  ex-school teacher and Civic Trust member J.Bernard Bradbury completed a book  called “A History of Cockermouth” in 1979 and this was published at the end of  1980. A revised and updated edition was published in 1995. This work is  acknowledged as the definitive history of the town, there being no other work  that contains such a wealth of detail and information.
Trust member Eric Apperley completed a revision of  this important book in 2006 and this was published in the December of that  year.

The book is available at the price of £16.95 from  the New Bookshop, Main Street,  Cockermouth or direct from the Trust.

Bernard also wrote a series of booklets titled “Cockermouth  in Pictures” and two booklets called “Walks around the Town” and “Walks from  Cockermouth”. These booklets updated from time to time, are available from the Tourist Information Centre  and local bookshops.

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