Clem in the Lake District. Wordsworth House.

Wordsworth House in Cockermouth. It was built in the middle of the 18th century and it is the place of birth (in 1770) of England’s famous poet – William Wordsworth. Clem was fascinated by it.

There were many fine rooms in the house. And even a writing desk with a candle on it where anyone could try to write something using a real feather and ink.

2016 was the year of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter Rabbit stories. During her life, she spent a lot of time in the Lake District and there are many places that remind visitors of it (there is even a Peter Rabbit Museum there which Clem also visited and which I will show separately). When we visited Wordsworth House, they had a Peter Rabbit trail for children – various knitted characters from Peter Rabbit stories hidden or displayed in full view around the house. I’ll show most of them separately but here are a few that Clem particularly liked.

And look whom Clem met – an 18th century wooden doll (my guess is that it was a reproduction because everyone was allowed to touch it)!

This doll even had a jointed body!!

In the garden of the house.

This doesn’t conclude the story of Wordsworth House. I will show it more in the next articles as, apart from knitted Beatrix Potter characters, there were also a few historical dresses!

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