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Harris Park


Harris Park was given to Cockermouth in 1895 by Mrs Harris in memory of her husband Joseph Harris, of Harris’s linen mill. The park contains a children’s play area, tennis courts, bowling green, and many pleasant walks. In winter an excellent view of the town is obtained from the terrace walk.

There used to be a drinking fountain with a bronze figure here, erected in 1896 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. It was stolen, eventually found in a garden in Keswick, and re-erected by the Wordsworth memorial opposite Wordsworth House.

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