Cockermouth, 1960's - Film 44566




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Published on Dec 24, 2014

Cockermouth, Cumbria.
A Postman delivering letters in a street with terraced housing. Cars parked and driving along street. Mayo Statue in High Street. Chimneys of derelict housing with crumbling walls. A man with shovel working on demolition of house. A dog runs around the ruins. Bell on wall. Street Scene with abandoned homes and broken windows. A wall stone showing the house where Henry Fletcher and Mary Queen of Scotts came. An artists picture of the house. A man stands in a street doorway.
A grand house with iron gates (Wordsworth House). The interior decoration of the house with it's furnishings, grand piano and fireplace.
A pathway leading to river and bridge. View with rooftops of buildings and river in background. A small stream and footbridge. Flowing stream and boys throwing stones into the water. A large building near river (Derwent Mill). The remains of Cockermouth Castle. A man with his bicycle under the archway. Stonework of worn shields/crests. More crumbling stonework. A wheel turning. Two men go down steps into a cellar/dungeon where there are archways. They enter through another door where one of them lights a newspaper and drops it down through a grid into a well to show the depth. Steeple of All Saints Church and views of graveyard. The headstone of John Wordsworth. A written document. Stained glass window. Mayo Statue and high street. Overhead view of the town with church steeple.
New housing being built with decorators at work on the estate. Roadway. A teacher escorts a long line of school children with view of school in background. Large school building. Housing estate or possibly flats. Old people seen playing cards through a window, possibly an Old Peoples home. Woman sat on seat by river.
Industrial Chimneys and buildings. Women inside working on industrial sewing machines making shoes. The women leaving work over a river bridge. A man leaning against a wall with a sign 'Eight lakes 2 o'clock'. View of lakes with scenic views and fields of corn sheaths. A cottage.
Cockermouth and sign indicating birthplace of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. Outside a shop old men talking in street.
Cattle Market scenes. Leather boots sitting, probably for sale on the top of a vehicle. Auction ring with the Auctioneer in the box and farmer beside him. Cow in the ring being sold. Outside a man in a smocked coat moves another bullock.
Daffodils growing. Beautiful scenery with daffodils by river. A stone bridge, flowing water of river and trees. A park with children playing on a roundabout and swings and a large dog running around.

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