Wordsworth Memorial – Cockermouth

Location : Cockermouth  –  Grid Ref: NY 118306
 

 

 
Opposite Wordsworth House is this bronze bust of the poet, unveiled on 7 April 1970, the bicentenery of William‘s birth, by his great-great-grandson.
 
As part of the same celebrations, 27000 daffodils were planted on open spaces and approaches to the town.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
A drinking fountain with a bronze figure was erected in 1896 in Harris Park by Canon Rawnsley in memory of Dorothy and William Wordsworth. It was the focus of a daffodil ceremony held on the poet’s bicentenery in 1970.
 
Recently it was stolen, then recovered and placed near William’s statue.
 
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