The World's Original Marmalade Awards Winners 2015

Congratulations if you have won an award and thank you very much for entering.

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LATEST PRESS RELEASE: World’s Best Marmalade Makers Crowned at 2015 Marmalade Festival


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Record Entries From All Over The World

“Marmalade Fever is Spreading as a Record Number of Entries arrives at Dalemain for the 10th Anniversary Year”

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‘Marmalade Peel of Bells’ launches National Marmalade Week (28 Feb -7th Mar 2015). Calling all Campanologists!

A ‘Marmalade Peel of Bells’ will launch National Marmalade Week and will resound around the country starting with hand bells at Dalemain and ending with the Great Bell of Bow, of Oranges & Lemons nursery rhyme fame. National Marmalade Week, overseen by the awards’ organisers, encourages people to try, buy or make marmalade.

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The Girl Guides have been supporters of the Awards & Festival for ten years

 Festival supporters for the last ten years, read a bit about what the Guides do.

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OCTOBER MARMALADE BLOG - Marmalade Jane goes down under

Australia will be hearing first hand about The World’s Original Marmalade Festival   when Jane Hasell McCosh and her daughter Hermione travel to the southern hemisphere to talk about marmalade.   A Marmalade lecture tour – how the competition started and how it is linked to Palliative care. 

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Dalemain Wins Prestigious Hudson's Media Award

Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens wins prestigious heritage award for the Marmalade Awards & Festival Dalemain House in Penrith has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event.

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Marmalade Awards & Festival Audio Podcast

Keith & Lynne Allan (one-time BBC Radio Journalists) interviewing Jane Hasell-McCosh (Founder), Sponsors, Judges and Winners.

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The '10th Anniversary' Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival 2015
'Celebrating Ten Golden Years of a Renaissance in Marmalade Making & Raising Money for Charity'

The Awards & Festival were held on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March 2015 

Please click on the image below for a map of what happened at this years Festival.

CHARITY the whole of your entry fee went to Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland. To date those golden pots of marmalade have raised over £150,000 for charity. This year we have raised even more money for such a vital cause.

Sponsored by Fortnum & Mason, Paddington Bear and Mackays

Karen Jankel, daughter of Paddington author Michael Bond, said "Paddington is of course famous for his love of marmalade and so I was delighted to read that, following the recent worldwide release of his movie, sales of marmalade have increased both at home and abroad.  The movie, which has just been nominated by BAFTA for Outstanding British Film, shows several scenes of marmalade making and so I hope that it will encourage even more families to follow suit.  The Marmalade Festival is always an important date in Paddington’s diary and he looks forward to meeting fellow marmalade lovers again this year.”


The Gardens are included in the entry fee and are lovely in early March with snowdrops and aconites and the House is open free of charge to view the Competition Marmalade Rooms on the ground floor only.


Please follow these links for recommendations for places to stay during the World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival. nearest train station is Penrith (4 miles from Dalemain) and there is always a taxi at the station.  Trains from London Euston to Penrith Station take approximately 3 to 3.5 hours on Virgin Rail.





visit the paddington bear sponsor page visit the Mackays sponsor page visit the Fortnum & Mason sponsor page