Community artwork unveiled on Cockermouth substation

A new piece of art was unveiled in Cockermouth today as a substation in the town receives the final part of a community makeover. The electricity substation in Lowther Went, owned by power operator Electricity North West, will show a montage of buildings and places in Cockermouth by local artist Victor de Quincey. Following discussions […]

Newsletter 123

Welcome to our late summer newsletter. We have had quite an active summer, including: Our visit to Lytham St Annes Book launch of ‘Main Street Reborn’ Civic Day Unveiling of our first artwork in Lowther Went Fund raising for our second artwork The 2013 Walk of Pride Heritage Open Days (events still to come) Reports […]


The last lecture of  this season took place on Wednesday, 6th April when the speaker was  Joe Human and the subject “Fairtrade”. Joe used the example of Choche, a coffee producing town in Ethiopia, to  explain how the practice of Fairtrade helps communities stand on their own feet  without the need for charity. A little […]


The March lecture entitled “Recent Excavations at Roman Cockermouth” was given by Frank Giecco of Grampian Heritage & Training. Frank stated that the scouring of the area below Papcastle by the River Derwent during the 2009 floods presented a unique opportunity to look at an area that previous archaeological digs had missed. It was known […]


The meeting that was to be held on 1st December had to be postponed due to the atrocious weather conditions. The next lecture evening will be held on Wednesday, 2nd February when the speaker will be Jeff Colton, the curator of the Jerwood Centre, Wordsworth Trust. Jeff will present a talk entitled “The Power of […]