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Booths by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Jul-2017
We rarely go to Booths these days but called today for odds and ends. It reminded us of why we don't shop there very much ,high prices ,limited range and dismal atmosphere. All the staff look pissed off. Rubbish bins outside overflowing.
On the plus side they've brought back the free newspaper deal at weekends following 'customer feedback '
  
  • Re: Booths by zap (Member 10216554) on 23-Jul-2017
    Full o' bloody southerners spending their bloody dividends on bloody "traditional cumbrian" focaccia.

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GSK. by Fray Bentos (Member 10255495) on 19-Jul-2017
Oh fuck...   
  • Re: GSK. by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Jul-2017
    Didn`t see that coming. It will have quite a knock on effect for other plans, like housing and the sports facility. It isn`t necessarily the end though, if a buyer is found and I`m thinking China here, then it could be a good thing. There has to be more than churning out off patent Cephalosporins though, the money is in new entities that are patent protected.

  • Re: GSK. by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Jul-2017
    Just recently there have been some houses breaking through the 200k mark. Wonder if the prices will drop to a saner level with potentially fewer buyers, or will oostun still be regarded as a good place to live. Perhaps it is just a return to how things were back in the mid 60`s when Glaxo (ulverston) was pretty much a one string bow.

  • Re: GSK. by early doors (Member 10235862) on 19-Jul-2017
    breaking through £200k ? You'll pay more than that for a decent gaff in Barrovia let alone the festival town. My nephew just paid £350k for a rather mundane detached in Hawcoat.

  • Re: GSK. by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 20-Jul-2017
    I mean houses that were iro 175k not too long ago.

  • Re: GSK. by early doors (Member 10235862) on 20-Jul-2017
    Demand or perceived demand pushes prices up ,sellers get greedy and estate agents encourage it. The GSK news should calm things down but Ulverston remains a desirable place to live. Will all the planned new housing now go ahead ? I wish they would build an estate of cheaper houses that people could more readily afford. Maybe just 2-beds for starters ,they all seem to build 4/5 beds now.

  • Re: GSK. by Chris Allonby (Member 10192613) on 20-Jul-2017
    What does Glaxo do for Ulverston in the 21st century? When I worked there in the 70s and 80s I think at one point there were 2000 people on site. What is it now - 10% of that? Is it even the town's biggest employer? They state the recent decision is nothing to do with Brexit; maybe not, who knows? One thing is for sure though: Brexit won't make it easier to sell the plant - quite the opposite.

  • Re: GSK. by early doors (Member 10235862) on 20-Jul-2017
    I guess we can kiss goodbye to the traffic lights at North Lonsdale Road now ?

  • Re: GSK. by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 21-Jul-2017
    Oh I don`t know, the motel is going ahead and I guess someone will buy Glaxo, as Chris pointed out the workforce at Glaxo has dwindled away since the heady days when there was 2,000 traveling down North Lonsdale road. Wasn`t one of the other factories sold off a few years ago? Cambois was it?

  • Re: GSK. by early doors (Member 10235862) on 21-Jul-2017
    Premier Inn were probably banking on contractors building GSK staying through the week and tourist overflow at weekends.

  • Re: GSK. by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Jul-2017
    Yes RR. They sold Cambois to the Chinese.don't think it will impact the lical housing market too much. As often expressed in these columns Specialton is inundated with offcomers, not just Glaxo types. Now that our neighbours in Blackpool on the Lakes have been granted World Heritage status property prices oop there will rocket, ergo said offcomers will gravitate to spots such as Specialton. I tell... more >>

  • Re: GSK. by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 21-Jul-2017
    One thing I particularly hate is hearing that horrible suvvern accent when I`m in town, it gives me the creeps

  • Re: GSK. by early doors (Member 10235862) on 21-Jul-2017
    I agree ,Home Counties accents are dreadful.

  • Re: GSK. by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 21-Jul-2017
    Am I missing something ? If Glaxo closes about 300 jobs will be lost. Now according t`liar 1000 new homes that were to be built or were said to be required will not be built. Who was going to buy them? can`t be Glaxo staff, well paid as they are they still couldn`t afford 3 each. I think we can all turn over and go back to sleep.

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Retro Day by early doors (Member 10235862) on 16-Jul-2017
Retro day today ,very nice turnout with some people wearing 50's style clothes. Certain gentlemen of this parish won't have needed to change much of their attire ,including the Honorable Member for Newlands. Arf arf !!   
  • Re: Retro Day by zap (Member 10216554) on 17-Jul-2017
    I think there's a good case for merging a lot of these "festivals". Most of em appeal only to a niche audience anyway. Merge the Fine Fest, Furness Tradition and Printfest. Merge Carnival Day and the Beer Festival, thus reducing inconvenience and botheration to just one day.

  • Re: Retro Day by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 17-Jul-2017
    that, Zap, is an excellent idea. Second only to abolishing them all together. I happened to be shopping in barrovia on sunday, took me to morrison`s. There, a celebration of sorts was in full swing,150 years of barrow docks or some such. Neatly contained to the quayside and part of the car park and all fenced off. An area of oostun should be dedicated to the furtherance of festivals, at a not inco... more >>

  • Re: Retro Day by early doors (Member 10235862) on 17-Jul-2017
    That's the spirit lads. KUD .Keep Ulverston Dull

  • Re: Retro Day by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 18-Jul-2017
    A gaggle of prats dressed in weird clothing and clogging (see what I did there?)up the town hardly brightens up my day ED, I`d prefer something a bit more sophisticated, how about a miss honeypot over 50 topless? or a `tache burning display?

  • Re: Retro Day by early doors (Member 10235862) on 18-Jul-2017
    well yes ,it's been some time since the Honeypot Ladies Formation Dancing team were mentioned on this page. The over 50's version doesn't bear thinking about.

  • Re: Retro Day by zap (Member 10216554) on 18-Jul-2017
    Aye. There's a wealth of untapped talent in the old town. Who needs "vibrant", who bloody needs the pretentious twats de la Left Bank when we have our own colourful and original Formation Vomitting side?

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Furness tradition by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Jul-2017
Wonderful day out at the festival. Managed to negotiate town without seeing one morris dance, hear a dreary folk song or listen to one bloody fiddle. RESULT!!   
  • Re: Furness tradition by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Jul-2017
    was it today ? don't tell me I've missed it !!!

  • Re: Furness tradition by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Jul-2017
    Why us? Why Ulverston? every crackpot, every self styled eccentric, every poseur, every nutter who considers himself to be "flamboyant" every mustachio`d oily urbane cock, toss `em up, they land in Ulverston. Who decided we should play host to a morris dancer convention? did it all start with billy twin tubs and his obsession with an actor from eighty odd years ago? is there an underground moveme... more >>

  • Re: Furness tradition by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Jul-2017
    And what`s more, there is a bid to elevate (?) us to world heritage status. god, no. All motorised traffic banned from the area, even more japanese tourists.

  • Re: Furness tradition by early doors (Member 10235862) on 9-Jul-2017
    you'll be pleased to know redneck ,that our little town is not included in the World Heritage bid thingy.

  • Re: Furness tradition by early doors (Member 10235862) on 9-Jul-2017
    neither does it include the Torquay of the North ,nor Barrovia nor Millomia.

  • Re: Furness tradition by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Jul-2017
    Um, well, we are a lake district peninsular, the brown signs on the A590 say it is so. I suppose it depends on whether you are buying a house or selling one. One of the stipulations was that remote villages had to have a shop that sold groceries and household requisites, not just kendal mint cake and sticky toffee pudding. How are they going to make that happen then?

  • Re: Furness tradition by early doors (Member 10235862) on 9-Jul-2017
    Dunno but the WH status has been granted today. There's a website link in the Gazette and eventually you will find a map .It's basically the LDNP area that's covered. In reality it's just another talking shop. They have no power other than to take away said status if there's any development they don't like.
    Currently ,the heritage people are at loggerheads with Liverpool council about redevelopm... more >>

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The bells, the bells by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 6-Jul-2017
Have to agree with ralphie, sounds a bit cheap. Does it matter though?   
  • Re: The bells, the bells by early doors (Member 10235862) on 6-Jul-2017
    I prefer Grouse

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parade day by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 1-Jul-2017
Ah, parade day, can`t get parked in my own street never mind outside the house. Still, they say it`s good for the town. How,exactly? Pubs full of brovian drunks, shops full of brovian harridans, does any of the windfall cash filter down to help the locals?   
  • Re: parade day by early doors (Member 10235862) on 1-Jul-2017
    Pubs are the chief beneficiaries so the staff might get an extra few quid . I'd be asking for double time if it was me .

  • Re: parade day by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 1-Jul-2017
    More funds for the ginger one, he will be able to shoehorn another intrusive build right in front of someone else`s property, destroying their view and invading their privacy. All for a few quid. Like he needs it. Star man.

  • Re: parade day by zap (Member 10216554) on 2-Jul-2017
    It does f*** all for the town, or its more discerning denizens. The pubs were full of the usual bellowing, tattooed, smelly, moronic wazzocks who usually descend upon us at weekends, only more of them.you have to feel sorry for the families who call into our "friendly, cosy" hostelries only to be greeted by some overweight tosser telling his mates about the grubby pastimes that passed for his sex life.bloody awful.

  • Re: parade day by early doors (Member 10235862) on 2-Jul-2017
    Sounds like a normal night in Ulverston ,we don't need to import wazzocks from Barrovia ,plenty of the home-grown variety.
    I do agree though ,all these fests turn into a piss-up.It was ever thus ,as my old Uncle Fred used to say.

  • Re: parade day by zap (Member 10216554) on 2-Jul-2017
    Exactly ED. Carnival (or t'parade as we knew it), Fine Fest even Knobheadian have just deteriorated into excuses for twats to make a load of noise, get hammered and piss in shop doorways.then having caused chaos and much unpleasantless they sod off back to their caves in Barrovia. Have a look at BTP Lancs twitter, ulverston station was full of em.

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parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 23-Jun-2017
Don`t know what the problem is, you can park anywhere but most favour on yellow lines. Any where around the TSB and outside Thomas` bakers is good as well   
  • Re: parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 23-Jun-2017
    I spoke to one of our younger councillors who told me that the traffic wardens issued 55 tickets one month - and he seemed quite proud of that. I could do 55 a day . Lack of enforcement, people park anywhere ,nobody gives a fuck.

  • Re: parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 25-Jun-2017
    Piffling amount when you consider that most of those 55 will be issued to over-stayers on legit car parks.saw a van yesterday parked on King St outside that junk shop half on/half off the pavement. A blueworks bus had a helluva job getting past.

  • Re: parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 25-Jun-2017
    The selfishness of some drivers knows no bounds. Remember that woman that blocked King street with her car while she went to get her hair done? When I lived up on the reservation it never ceased to amaze me when drivers pulled up across driveways and parked there despite the street being empty. They would then proceed to walk to the house they were visiting, usually a good distance away.

  • Re: parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 25-Jun-2017
    zap ,the car parks are still SLDC territory. CCC do the streets but only turn up a few hours a week.
    I'm not in favour of over-zealous traffic wardens but Ulverston needs a blitz to get people onside. The town really needs it's own dedicated warden.

  • Re: parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 25-Jun-2017
    The guy that owns the flower shop persistently parks all day in a restricted area, he gets fined now and again but just shrugs it off, cheap parking as far as he is concerned. Should be clamped or towed away.

  • Re: parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 28-Jun-2017
    Hilarious that they are now proposing parking meters . They can't even enforce the existing regs.

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name an ulverston landmark by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 23-Jun-2017
Oh, not what I thought it was going to be. I was going to say pedo pete.   
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Liar by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 21-Jun-2017
So then, not the evening liar any more, just the liar. Different day, same old shit.   
  • Re: Liar by zap (Member 10216554) on 23-Jun-2017
    I rather feel the Daily Arsewipe may be a good title!

  • Re: Liar by early doors (Member 10235862) on 23-Jun-2017
    The mail will die out when the older generation pop their clogs. Young people don't buy papers. It might end up a freesheet.

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croftlands acid house? by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 16-Jun-2017
What sort of chemicals, and which house?   
  • Re: croftlands acid house? by early doors (Member 10235862) on 16-Jun-2017
    Bungalow in Weston Avenue near corner jefferson Drive is all we know.

  • Re: croftlands acid house? by zap (Member 10216554) on 16-Jun-2017
    Eh?

  • Re: croftlands acid house? by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 17-Jun-2017
    It`s no good Zap, you are just going to have to look on the liar website to keep up, no a pleasant prospect I know, but it has to be done in the name of information acquisition.

  • Re: croftlands acid house? by early doors (Member 10235862) on 17-Jun-2017
    Can't seem to navigate around said website today . Has it been encrypted or summat ?

  • Re: croftlands acid house? by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 17-Jun-2017
    It`s all accessible on my laptop, the only annoyance is the begging letter that pops up requesting donations to a rich press baron. Anyhoo, a house on Weston Ave. has been found to have large amounts of chemicals in it, the chemicals required to make drugs apparently so the police from Manchester (naturally) have been summoned to remove the hazardous stuff. (so they can make their own drugs?)

  • Re: croftlands acid house? by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 17-Jun-2017
    P.S. There`s a bit about it on the Wezzie Gazette website as well. (mebbe you have been blocked as an undesirable !)

  • Re: croftlands acid house? by early doors (Member 10235862) on 17-Jun-2017
    the Mail home page seems to load differently now ,I can use it on IE but not on Chrome . Used to be the other way round. Gazette no problem.

  • Re: croftlands acid house? by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 20-Jun-2017
    Haha, he nearly blew himself up. Reminds me of my attempt to produce, er, substances in the kitchen long long ago. Mixing various crystals and dissolving them in a solvent over the kitchen stove, then evaporating off the solvent to finish up with product A. The solvent was acetone. Dunno why it didn`t end in tears.

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going deaf by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 5-Jun-2017
So, would you sell your boat while you still could and pay for treatment or expect others to donate via a crowdfunding event?   
  • Re: going deaf by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 5-Jun-2017
    Can the NHS not fund it?

  • Re: going deaf by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 13-Jun-2017
    I wouldn`t have thought either the implants or a state of the art high tech hearing aid would be available on the nhs, and he knows it, hence the funding appeal.

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the spours crew by blueherring (Member 10198877) on 2-Jun-2017
heard that some of ralph spours' cocktail crew started trouble in town and got put on barwatch. and that chattaway has been serving said barwatch ruffians. naughty naughty. can't have one rule for your mates and another for everyone else and still claim to be a respectable business owner.   
  • Re: the spours crew by early doors (Member 10235862) on 2-Jun-2017
    Who gives a shit ? No idea who these cocktail crew are anyway.

  • Re: the spours crew by blueherring (Member 10198877) on 3-Jun-2017
    other pub owners who are part of barwatch and don't serve their own banned mates because they respect the scheme? seems like a dick move to me.

  • Re: the spours crew by early doors (Member 10235862) on 3-Jun-2017
    yes BH I was being flippant of course . But it's up to the publicans to sort it out themselves. I no longer get involved in pub arguments and I really don't give a shit anymore. Cheers !

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hoad cafe by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 29-May-2017
Does the monument boast a toilet? I was disappointed with the guest list for the dinner, I didn`t recognise most of them, where was the mustachioed one? where was general ginger?   
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General erection by zap (Member 10216554) on 28-May-2017
As I wandered around the leafy suburbs and up the Left Bank of our quirk laden town I noted the proliferation of "Vote Labour" posters. One wonders is this a sign of the Polenta Socialists guilt at being able to afford their villas and cottages whilst nurses on a mere £20000 are allegedly having to use food banks? No hand knitted pomegranate pearls for them! Quirky indeed.   
  • Re: General erection by early doors (Member 10235862) on 29-May-2017
    Sounds like you've been to Corbynville.

  • Re: General erection by zap (Member 10216554) on 29-May-2017
    Thats true...the Gill and area. Little Islington, in more ways than one.

  • Re: General erection by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 29-May-2017
    Went up there today, I see what you mean, it`s a wonder the factory shop is tolerated up there.

  • Re: General erection by early doors (Member 10235862) on 30-May-2017
    I don't tolerate the Factory Shop myself. Most ignorant ,useless ,hostile staff I've ever met. Went to pick up a large item for my neighbour ,had the receipt etc. - I don't know nowt about it one said. Took 30 minutes of arguing to get the parcel. Rant over !!

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Ulverston's finest by inhospitable (Member 10282816) on 26-May-2017
The US has Trump we have Andy Steel. Just seen this ½ wit in Market Place shouting and swearing at traffic. Holiday required in FGH Beckside unit I would suggest.   
  • Re: Ulverston's finest by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 26-May-2017
    is he still on barwatch banned list?

  • Re: Ulverston's finest by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 27-May-2017
    Careful he cries to the police when his name is mentioned on here.

  • Re: Ulverston's finest by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 27-May-2017
    The guy is a fucking cunt though.

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blocked drain by early doors (Member 10235862) on 23-May-2017
Was it you zap who had blocked drain last year ? I noted the name and number . Can you recall what they charge ?
  
  • Re: blocked drain by zap (Member 10216554) on 24-May-2017
    Aye it were my drains. Offhand I seem to recall he charged me about £40. I remember thinking it was v reasonable anyway.

  • Re: blocked drain by early doors (Member 10235862) on 24-May-2017
    Aye thanks but he's quoted me £65 today. Got to be done tho.

  • Re: blocked drain by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 24-May-2017
    He ( Christian) is worth every penny. He not only unblocked the drain but took it upon himself to visit the person who had caused the blockage and told him, in no uncertain terms, if he did it again he would report him to the environmental health authorities. (Cheapskate trying to flush commercial waste down domestic drains).

  • Re: blocked drain by early doors (Member 10235862) on 24-May-2017
    I've isolated the problem but can't shift it so he's coming tomorrow. Sounds very professional on the phone.

  • Re: blocked drain by early doors (Member 10235862) on 25-May-2017
    Job done ,turned up on time ,pleasant guy . Highly recommended.

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new thread for every post by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-May-2017
Could do, push the site traffic up, get more revenue, take over the liar site, employ reporters and havlock as society correspondent   
  • Re: new thread for every post by Haverlock Ellis (Member 10310451) on 22-May-2017
    I will give you an Op Ed and it is the last time I will ever post here,I am so Fucking disgusted with you people.
    " Ulverston,Cumbria,As Dr McCoy said to Captain Kirk Its life Jim but not as you know it.
    It is a town where her people wear vulgarity and ignorance as if it is a badge of honor,people lacking any vestige of kindness or compassion.
    A town that is utterly vile,a town where her peopl... more >>

  • Re: new thread for every post by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-May-2017
    Stan`s bed ! we got Stan`s bed ! is it the one he shared with Ollie in so many of their films? Must see that, check the mattress for stains.

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Starting a new thread............. by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-May-2017
.......for every post are we ?   
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I bought and sold for a lot less than that 2 years ago. Solicitors fees were £1300.these days a lot by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-May-2017
Thanks for this Zap, I`ll look into it should the need arise   
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liar short of cash ? by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-May-2017
Begging post banner this morning. Suggest they sell off some of those obscure titles, news and star etc   
  • Re: liar short of cash ? by zap (Member 10216554) on 25-May-2017
    They're all part of scumbrian newspapers. Which is why the rag has so many stories from Penrith, Carlisle etc. If it weren't for them and adverts there'd be no liar! I think at best they ought to go weekly. Then move to carlisle.

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