Cockermouth's Host of Daffodils 2024
To mark Cockermouth born Poet Laureate, William Wordsworth, the town has each year hosted a celebratory Daffodil Day of events.
This year...from March 23rd, over three weeks which covers Easter holidays and Wordsworth's birthday.
Cockermouth Rotary are working to bring the community together with the shared aim of creating lots of daffodils using various materials which will be displayed to decorate the town and create "A Host of Golden Daffodils" to bring joy and positivity over the coming 2 months we are inviting individuals & groups to creates daffodils to contribute to a town wide display.
Mounting will take place in the last week of March so they are in situ ahead of Easter weekend and Wordsworth's 251st Birthday on 7th April and will complement the real daffodils that are planted across Cockermouth and should be in full bloom.
We ask that all daffodil creations need to be made from weatherproof materials as they will be displayed outside for approximately 1 month.
Whether it be knitting, crochet, recycled materials, wood, painted rocks, any contribution will be appreciated and displayed. Shops in town are putting on daffodil displays. Judging of the shop window displays will take place on 23rd Joe Murray from Childrens Society/ Chair of Chamber of Trade and Ros Earthy to be judges.
If you want to know more please contact Dave on 07780681066 .
Thank you for your support
Cockermouth Daffodil Day is an opportunity to celebrate one of the town's famous sons, William Wordsworth, through the legacy of his famous poem "The Daffodils" while at the same time remembering our Gem Town status and the new Spring.
Cockermouth has the unique advantage of being the birthplace of William Wordsworth on 7 April 1770. He was also christened at All Saints Church in Cockermouth on 18 January 1772 along with his younger sister Dorothy, while they were living in Wordsworth House.
Cockermouth Tourist Information
The Wordsworth Trust
Rotary Club of Cockermouth
Not quite VanGogh but vibrant colours by Rotarian John Rael.