Town Twinning – Cockermouth & Marvejols

Travel in 2022 is unlikely due to the pandemic.

2023 is our 40th Anniversary year

We are planning a small delegation from Cockermouth to Marvejols in early June 2023. If you would like to be involved, please get in touch.

(Telephone 01900 821869 or email Sheila Brown – clerk@cockermouth.org or Kirstie Gooodger admin@cockermouth.org)

In October 2023 the Marvejolais will travel to Cockermouth

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.