Cockermouth Memories

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I was born in Bridge Street and went to Fairfield School, or "Fairfield Junior Mixed" as it was called when it became Co-Ed in about 1948. I remember the whole class having to walk up to Harris Park and stand round the fountain shown in the picture. Unfortunately we had to hold a daffodil during (...Read full memory)

In 1953 I was a boy scout with St Patrick's 17th Widnes troop when we had our annual camp in The Lake District. I remember getting off the steam train at Windermere station where there was an old single decker bus waiting for us to take us on to our destination, after loading all our kit the bus set off and chugged (...Read full memory)

The buildings in front of the Castle are part of the famous Jennings brewery, built in 1887 and still thriving, albeit no longer independent, but part of the Marstons empire.

I have found a photo of Eskett Farm, Cockermouth, going back to a great auntie, Janie Gaskell. I don't know if she owned the farm or rented it, I know that she would send goodies down to Surrey at Christmas time. Is the farm still in place or gone?