NEWS – APRIL 2011

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 […]

NEWS – MARCH 2011

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 […]

NEWS – JANUARY 2011

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 […]

NEWS – DECEMBER 2010

The 1st December Meeting was cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. We hope that we will be able to stage the talk by Les Tickner later in the programme. We wish all the people of Cockermouth a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Whilst the majority of businesses and residents are back in […]