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ALL THE LATEST NEWS, VIEWS AND STORIES FROM AROUND YOUR LOCAL AREA:MARCH/APRIL


COCKERMOUTH SPEAKERS CLUB


At a recent meeting, Peter Hodgson opened the with the Ice Breaker and he chose to read a short excerpt from the book ‘Puckoon’ by Spike Milligan, who wrote some wonderful word pictures, describing magical scenes.


The first main speech of the evening was by Frances Burditt, she entitled her speech ‘Seaweed and Spiders’. This dissertation was about weather, taking the audience back to ancient times where the weather was still as important to farming and the growing of crops as it is today. Priests and Druids learned a lot about weather and some sayings they introduced still stand true. A lot of the dates used in their predictions were given Saints’ names instead of Pagan feasts. Frances continued with a very interesting series of facts that covered many aspects of weather, from ancient times to the present day.


This speech was reviewed by Steve Dryden who felt this speech contained a lot of interesting facts and was well delivered.


In the absence of the next speaker due to illness, Chairman Mike decided to pop into the programme a quick history topic, asking Peter Hodgson to pick a date from history to talk about for two minutes. Peter chose 1969 and the moon landing, discussing whether it happened or was it a ploy played out on a barren area of Iceland where the astronauts trained.


Malcolm Bobbitt had to look at steam engines, he chose the early steam locomotives like Puffing Billy and Stephenson’s Rocket. He described the thrill that would have been experienced travelling in one of the open carriages with the smoke and the wind blowing in the passenger’s face. This is why they quickly decided to build covered in carriages, to protect the more well-off traveller.


Mike George followed this by discussing the Roman landing at Deal on the south coast. History being one of Mike’s favourite subjects, he was able to discuss some of the ‘misinformation’ the history books have given the public about this invasion over the years.


After the interval it was time for Topics, the item on the programme where the speaker has no time to think, they must get up and speak right away. This was chaired by Malcolm Bobbitt, who took everyday household items and asked for a three-minute speech.


The General Evaluation of the evening was carried out as an audience participation, with comments from members. It was generally felt that although there was not as many people present as usual, the evening had been very informative, humorous and entertaining.


Anyone interested in learning more about Speakers Clubs,


please email cockermouthspeakersclub@gmail.com Peter Hodgson, Publicity Officer


Before, After School & Holiday Club CASS


Open Full Time Throughout the Easter Holidays


Regular & casual bookings are welcome. Flexible bookings now available for before & after school care


Further info on the website or contact us on


01900 828199 07419 126 195


www.cockermouthafterschoolscheme.co.uk The Scout Centre, St. Helens Street, Cockermouth CA13 9HX


WWW.THECOCKERMOUTHPOST.CO.UK ISSUE 424 | 22 MARCH 2018 | 27 UPCOMING EVENTS


Thursday 22nd March Cathy Bramley (Hetty’s Farmhouse Bakery) set in Cumbria. Includes tea, cake & book £10.00


Easter Weekend Rachel and Andrew Sainsbury (Five a day to keep you Joyful) Free


Tuesday 24th April Tara Westover (Educated) £6.00


Tuesday 8th May Dan Toombs (Curry Guy Easy) £6.00


Tickets from the shop or website


Come along and join us at any of the above or give our monthly book groups a try


There’s always a lot going on at your local bookshop!


www.newbookshop.co.uk 42-44 Main Street, Cockermouth t. 01900 822062


AT BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel


3 Courses: £21.50 per person Easter Menu


Chocolate Afternoon Tea £13.95 per person


For further details, call 017687 76401 or email reservations@castleinncumbria.co.uk


BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel & Restaurant, Bassenthwaite , Near Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RG www.castleinncumbria.co.uk


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