Cockermouth Georgian Fair
Location : Cockermouth
Cockermouth hosts a Georgian fair every 2 years. There’s something for everyone, from guided tours round historic Cockermouth, through sedan chair racing to music and dance of all sorts.
Modern Cockermouth has many aspects that refer back to its historical roots. The castle overshadows the confluence of the river. But its Georgian heritage is its main claim to fame as the birthplace of (a href=”../../william-wordsworth/>William Wordsworth, John Dalton, Fearon Fallows, John Walker and Fletcher Christian, names redolent of the age. It was during this period that the town took on its flavour that exists to this day. Walk its streets and you see town houses and cottages in the Regency style, seek out its ‘wents’ and find the remains of weaver’s workshops, sit by its flowing rivers and hark back to the time that seeded Wordsworth’s poetry.
Below are some pictures from the 2008 event.
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