Newsletter 128

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter. The winter season of lectures has now been completed and I would like to take the opportunity to thank Duncan Keeler on behalf of you all for successfully organising our lectures for the past few years. He has now ‘retired’ from this particular task and Brian and Margaret Coley have […]

Newsletter 126

Welcome to our late summer newsletter. We have had another active summer for members, including: Our visit to Barrow Visit to Helena Thompson Museum, courtesy of Workington Civic Trust Our summer garden party Town Clean Up Day Bernard Bradbury Memorial Lecture (5th Sept) Heritage Open Days (11th to 14th Sept) Our Cockermouth summer has, of […]

Newsletter 125

The time has finally arrived for the repair of the roadway on Main Street following the floods and the incorporation of a new storm drain. It is a crying shame that the grander scheme that included new pavements and artwork on both sides of the street did not materialise in the end due to insufficient […]

Newsletter 124

Happy New Year to you all. I think you will agree that 2013 was quite a busy year for us. I would highlight in particular the following successes: The Walks of Pride, which have resulted in visible improvements to the townscape, potentially with more in the pipeline. A meeting with the then director of Civic […]

Newsletter 122

Clearly it was very disappointing for us all to learn that the Main Street Streetscape Scheme can only go ahead on a partial basis, at least for the foreseeable future. Perhaps not surprising in the current economic climate. I believe the shortfall was only around £500,000, not a lot for grand schemes, but a lot […]

Newsletter 121

Since the last newsletter, we have passed our 45th anniversary, being founded in 1967, ‘sapphire’ I believe. So only 5 years until we can celebrate our golden 50th, so lets hope we continue to thrive as a Trust to 2017 and beyond! There have been ‘ups and downs’ over the past few months. On the […]

Newsletter 120

Welcome to our late summer newsletter. I trust that you have been able to enjoy the summer, despite it being a damp one. Our new season is almost upon us and so the main theme of this newsletter is subscription renewal and our early season activities. An additional theme, however, is membership numbers and participation […]