Town Twinning

Town Twinning2018-09-27T15:57:56+00:00

Town Twinning – Cockermouth & Marvejols

We will be celebrating our 35th year of twinning in October 2018, if you would be interested in hosting or would like to know more about our Twinning please contact Sheila Brown on 01900 821869 or email cockermouthtowncouncil@btconnect.com

A task group comprising of David Malloy (Mayor) Alan Tyson (Cllr) Isabel Burns (Cllr) Sam Standage (Cllr) Gordon Morris and Gillian Telford has been appointed to organise the exchange, a draft programme is attached for information.

DRAFT PROGRAMME – October 2018 Visit

The following exchanges have taken place since 1983.

Cockermouth won the Europe Prize in 2000 here is a list of other Europe Prize Winners

68  School Exchanges comprising:

  • 58 – Comprehensive Schools
  • 4 – Elementary Schools
  • 1 – Student Nurses from West Cumbria College
  • 5 – Agricultural College Classes
  • 23   Sports Visits including:
  • 8 – Football Association
  • 10 – Rugby Union
  • 5 – Runners
  • 7 – Parties of Walkers
  • 6 – Parties of Majorettes
  • 3 – Parties of Motor Cyclists
  • 3 – Parties of Cyclists
  • 8 – Choirs
  • 6 – Theatre Groups
  • 5 – Bands
  • 3 – Parties of Modern Dance
  • 2 – Parties of Artists
  • 1 – Party of Shopkeepers
  • 7 – Parties of Farmers
  • 17 – Parties of Rotarians
  • 33  – Visits of adults & officials including representatives of Policemen, Firemen and other Civic Officials for commemoration of anniversaries/special occasions/other miscellaneous
  • 10 – Visits re European Awards including the Europe Prize & Association of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize
  • 1 – Party re Inauguration of Marvejols Park in Cockermouth
  • 3 –  Army Visits for ‘Commando Raids’
  • 6  –  Parties of Folk Dancers
  • 14 – Parties of People with Learning Difficulties
  • 1 – Party of North Lozeriens FNACA
  • 1 – Party of Scouts
  • 228 – group exchanges in all to which must be added 100 individual language visits of approximately a month for students, plus many other private individuals giving an estimated total of about 10,000 people in all.