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We hope the articles in this section give a flavour of life in Cockermouth past.

Cockermouth Post Articles

May 2008 Changes to Main Street
August 2008 The Hiring Fairs
March 2009 Visit by the Prince of Wales to Cockermouth in 1927
January 2010 WWII wristwatch belonging to a Cockermouth man
February 2010 WWII poem tribute and local experiences
March 2010 Sad story of a Workhouse boy
April 2010 Farming memories from WWII era
May 2010 Extreme weather
June 2010 Georgian life extracts
September 2010 The slave trade in Cumberland
October 2010 Cockermouth Tweed Mill burglary
December 2010 Cariboo Goldfields button
January 2011 The Chicken family of Cockermouth
February 2011 Summer exhibition 2011: Market Place
March 2011 History of Dovenby Hall
April 2011 The Globe Hotel
May 2011 Wordsworth Celebrations of 1950 and 1970
June 2011 Summer exhibition 2011: hat manufacture + Town Hall
July 2011 Update on Norman McMaster and WWII
August 2011 St Helen's School
September 2011 The Harrison family of Dunthwaite House, Setmurthy
October 2011 Old and strange remedies for assorted ailments
November 2011 Florence Williams and her civilian Military Medal
January 2012 Post Article
February 2012 the Towers family
April 2012 The Wordsworth family and their household accounts
May 2012 The American Cockermouth
June 2012 Victoria's Golden Jubilee 1887
July 2012 What did the Victorians do for Cockermouth
August 2012 Life in the CM Industrial School
September 2012 Cockermouth Mechanics' Institute and Band
October 2012 The shooting of Police Supt Johnstone
November 2012 Miller's
December 2012 Joseph Adair's diary
February 2013 The Early Fire Service in Cockermouth
March 2013 George Chatt (former editor of the West Cumberland Times, and poet
April 2013 World War II
May 2013 Physicians William Woodville and John Walker
June 2013 Fairfield Schools
August 2013 The Fair Field
September 2013 Brigham’s Cuckoo Arch
November 2013 Extreme Weather
December 2013 The Cumbrian Mummy and a Cockermouth Woman
January 2014 The Rudd Family of Cockermouth
February 2014 The Brownie Movement
April 2014 Dialects
May 2014 All Saints' Church
June 2014 World War II and a German POW’s story
August 2014 Exhibition on World War One
September 2014 Cockermouth Castle Auxiliary Hospital WWI
December 2014 Christmas at the Front WWI
January 2015 Turner the Artist and Cockermouth connections
April 2015 Development of Kirkgate Centre as an Arts and Heritage Centre
May 2015 Schooldays Revisited
August 2015 Cemetery chapels and headstones
September 2015 Little Mill, Cockermouth clogmakers, and other queries
December 2015 Christmases past

Other Articles

War Time Reminiscences – Elsie Hayton
The Workhouse – Heritage Group
United Reformed Church – Heritage Group
Ups and Downs of a Fratching Town – Frank Carruthers ('Whiteoak')
Story of the Cumbrian Mummy – Gloria Edwards, Heritage Group
Cockermouth Bank for Savings – Jack Storey, Heritage Group

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