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KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH - YOUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSPAPER DELIVERED DOOR-TO-DOOR FOR 33 YEARS PERCY HOUSE GALLERY 700 Books for Foodbanks in Cumbria Letters to the Editor


A very big thank you from Children’s Book Bank to readers of The Cockermouth Post who generously gave new books at Christmas. The New Bookshop collected 202 new books this Christmas to include in the total of almost 700 new books, which went to North Lakes Foodbank, Carlisle Foodbank, Salvation Army Foodbank Penrith and to Jigsaw Children’s Hospice, Carlisle. They were all delighted with the quantity and quality of the books received. This gave a lot of children, who do not have very much, a bit more than they were expecting for Christmas.


One Foodbank said it was a delight to see the faces of children, who had gone with their parents to collect a Christmas food parcel, when they were given a new book.


All due to readers of The Cockermouth Post. Chris Bower


Previous Occupants!


I am interested in finding out more about the people who lived in our house before we arrived in 1983. If anyone has information, or photographs of any of these occupants I would be interested in hearing from you. Please call our landline number.


1872 - Horace Wyndham, Charles Wyndham. 1874 - Elizabeth and Dorothy Bragg. Sarah Fell 1905 - Alfred Muckle Bristow. 1908 - John Drummond. 1947 - Peter and Hilde Gahr, Friederike Goldstein


Day’s End by Moy Mackay


PERCY HOUSE GALLERY 38-42 Market Place, Cockermouth


01900 829 667


Vibrant new works by Moy Mackay continue to brighten up the gallery.


Moy Creates the pictures using Merino fleece fibres, in the same way a painter uses brush strokes to add warmth and texture.


Graduating from


School of Art in 1990, Moy’s amazing


pictures


Glasgow have


attracted a steadily increasing fan-base over the years.


Martyn Evans, 01900 823172 Irresponsible Dog Owners in the Area!


I moved with my family to Cockermouth over 7 years ago. I thought the pretty little market town an ideal place to live and raise our children, what with its independent shops, cafés, restaurants, excellent schools, easy access to the lakes, excessive dog fouling. Oh yes, the dog fouling! It seems that not all residents think of Cockermouth as such a great place to live that they feel the need to ‘poop the scoop’.


Over the festive period however, I experienced irresponsible dog ownership on another level. Whilst out with my dog on New Year’s Eve, walking with it on the lead on the outskirts of town, it was viciously attacked and killed by a greyhound. I won’t go into the horror, shock, grief and upset that this unprovoked attack caused to the family. It seems inconceivable to think of this happening in such a quiet, peaceful, picturesque place.


So, I write this letter for two reasons. To inform irresponsible dog owners living in and around Cockermouth. Be it littering the pavements, parks and recreational areas or exercising dogs with a prey drive, off lead and unmuzzled. You are a complete nuisance. And to responsible dog owners who make up the majority, be warned. I never imagined when I set off from home for our morning walk that I would return without our beloved family pet.


David Bowe, Cockermouth CHURCHES TOGETHER IN


Penrith artist, Kate Durdy’s COCKERMOUTH AREA WALKING GROUP intricate collages are made using recycled papers, paint, hand stitching, buttons and sequins.


P cy House


With new work coming in every day, lots of fresh ideas for the New Year!


Inset: Daisies by Katy Durdy www.percyhouse.co.uk er EMBLETON COMMUNITY HALL


Looking for a Hall for a Wedding, Birthday or Seminar?


• Fully equipped kitchen able to cater for 100 people


• Disabled access and facilities • Sound & Loop systems • £9.00 per hour


Enquiries & Bookings Contact Chris 017687 76697


www.embletonparish.com


Embleton & District Community Hall Trust are Big lottery funded INFO@COCKERMOUTHPOST.CO.UK


CTiCA Walking Group on the Glenderaterra Valley walk in beautiful weather! FORTHCOMING WALKS - FEBRUARY TO JUNE 2020


Saturday 22nd February - Buttermere Saturday 28th March - Dalemain Loop at Ullswater Saturday 25th April Saturday 30th May Saturday 20th June


- Gosforth and Seascale


- Caldbeck to Sebergham [part of Cumbria Way] - Burgh by Sands and Beaumont


NEW WALKERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!


If you would like to join us, or if you would like further details of our walks, please telephone Stan on 01900 828821, or email seleighwanadoo@yahoo.com


ISSUE 438 | 23 JANUARY 2020 | 14


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