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Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 19-Nov-2017
The festive season is upon us and there will be free parking on Sundays in SLDC car parks. Pity there won't be any shops open in Ulverston on those days. Well maybe Christmas Eve.   
  • Re: Free parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Nov-2017
    Visitors can freely partake of the ambience that is specialton free of charge.

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 19-Nov-2017
    I shall be freely partaking of the ambience afforded by our wonderfully quirky, traditional, historic, individual Specialton pint pots. Other than that with family and friends not being right keen on paintings of hares, overpriced tat and other such fripperies, i shall happily shop in Preston and or Lancaster. Compliments of the (coming) season!

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 20-Nov-2017
    Traipsed the streets this p.m. and it's like a ghost town. Most of the shops looked shut even though they are open ,if you get my drift. Depressing.

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 20-Nov-2017
    Me too. About as "vibrant" as cold mutton.

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 20-Nov-2017
    It's a wonder I didn't see you old lad. It was like being on sentry duty.

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 20-Nov-2017
    Bloody won't be on Saturday as we put up with the town "Dickens knew". Can we assume you will be donning a flat 'at and waistcoat whilst mumbling "Gawd bless us one and all" to anyone who cares to listen.

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 20-Nov-2017
    I will if you will . We could go as Chas n'Dave. I do rather enjoy Dickensian weekend ,it's the only day my clothes are in fashion.

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Nov-2017
    I hear it's not too popular with our neighbours in Barrovia who don't visit in huge numbers as it seems they don't want to know what the future holds.

  • Re: Free parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 21-Nov-2017
    Very subtle Zap, I had to read it twice and have a ponder before it twigged. Looks like the weather is going to fair up for the weekend, more`s the pity, cold and wet would seem appropriate for a dickfest.

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Nov-2017
    Yup, I agree. It's not so much the actual event that pees me off ( though getting to the bar which is usually blocked by jolly twats ain't good) it's more the falsehoods surrounding it. "It's good for the town" being my number one gripe. More like it's good for the egos of those who affect to run the place.

  • Re: Free parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 21-Nov-2017
    Yeah, like the rest of the "fests", the off comers from central lancs with their market stalls and the purveyors of all things tat just grab the money and run. It`s amazing how a handful of prats can take a fanciful concept like festival town and turn it into a reality, no consultation and no thought for town centre residents. I notice a supporter of the bogs takeaway signs himself as a resident b... more >>

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Nov-2017
    My point precisely...all the money goes down the A590. None of it stays here for the good of the town.

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 21-Nov-2017
    I guess quite a chunk of the money goes up to Woodland Road . It still doesn't come to thee and me ,so what's your point ?

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Nov-2017
    Er..Woodland Road??

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 21-Nov-2017
    Chattaway Towers

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Nov-2017
    Well, that's my point, nothing actually permeates through to the town.

  • Re: Free parking by Fray Bentos (Member 10255495) on 21-Nov-2017
    I wonder where you would go to see a copy of the DickFest audited accounts? The Parish Council perhaps?

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Nov-2017
    If you want to see where the money goes try starting at Penrith and points east, west, north and south, excluding Furness.

  • Re: Free parking by Fray Bentos (Member 10255495) on 22-Nov-2017
    I realise that almost all of the money that punters hand over to stall holders leaves town. I was thinking more of the money paid over by the stall holders to the organisers of the Fest. How much is it to rent a stall per day? How many stalls get rented? What does that money then get spent on? What happens to the, I would imagine, not inconsiderable profits?

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Nov-2017
    Good question. But in fairness any even has to make a profit. No doubt the council will charge for closing streets off and clearing rubbish. Someone has to put barriers and signs up and remove it all afterwards. It might still make a profit ,I honestly don't know.

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Nov-2017
    ......should say 'any event '

  • Re: Free parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-Nov-2017
    Is renting a stall on dickfest day any different than renting a stall on thursday or saturday? I take it they are the same stalls and I don`t see why the dickfest organisers should make a profit subletting them (if they do). I think it would be a good idea to press for a look at the balance sheet of dickfest inc. Also it would be good to know who foots the bill for cleaning up afterwards.

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Court report by zap (Member 10216554) on 16-Nov-2017
What news from the local Assizes re the Dinner Jacket (alleged) assault trial?   
  • Re: Court report by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 17-Nov-2017
    There is a report on the Liar website now, got their comeuppance but no custodial.

  • Re: Court report by early doors (Member 10235862) on 17-Nov-2017
    Total of £2280 in fines and costs for the Greenodd One. Ouch .

  • Re: Court report by zap (Member 10216554) on 17-Nov-2017
    Right. I see the self appointed Barrovia lynch mob are out in force in the comments. This case apart, I often wonder how anybody up before the beak there gets a fair hearing. Typically the Liar will report that some wretch has been charged, pleaded not guilty and the case is adjourned for trial. Then the barely literate mob takes to "comments"...." the scumbag done it before...didn't he rob use Br... more >>

  • Re: Court report by early doors (Member 10235862) on 17-Nov-2017
    Anyone see the report in yesterday's Mail ,the kid who was jailed for non-payment of fines ? Looked like the inbred banjo player in Deliverance .

  • Re: Court report by Henri Le Conte (Member 10317268) on 17-Nov-2017
    New to this board but always check it out,I've been coming to Ulverston since I was 20,(I live here)My family brought stock to market in Ulverston for over 100 years and yet I hate the way the town has been taken over by offcomers.p.s a certain estate agent who holds soirées at 10 am in the morning should be aware soir is a French word for evening.

  • Re: Court report by Henri Le Conte (Member 10317268) on 17-Nov-2017
    Just to make one thing clear I don't live under a bridge in Paris.

  • Re: Court report by Wheels McGraw (Member 10317301) on 18-Nov-2017
    You are a bridge in Paris

  • Re: Court report by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Nov-2017
    Henri Leconte wouldn`t live under a bridge in Paris, no room to swing a tennis racquet

  • Re: Court report by twister (Member 10266532) on 22-Nov-2017
    In the light of the outcome do you think the Geordie Estate Agent will move to distance himself away from the poncy "Cocktails at Five" club.
    Can't exactly be good for his own self importance within our community, especially with the Dickfest imminent. Its amazing how many people that were not there at the battering have been spouting off about it.
    On the other hand they could rebrand themselves... more >>

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Priory Road Bogs by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 6-Nov-2017
Planning permission application for a hot food takeaway car park and seated outside area submitted.Could become another Hot Potato open all night, just the job if you are wandering back up to Croftlands after a boozy night out.   
  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by early doors (Member 10235862) on 6-Nov-2017
    I thought there was PP for houses on that plot ?

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 6-Nov-2017
    There is/was, I wonder if the property has changed hands?

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 6-Nov-2017
    Planning permission also sought for two gated entrances (temporary) on the old West End lane nursery gardens site so work might be starting on that development soon

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by early doors (Member 10235862) on 6-Nov-2017
    A takeaway down there on Priory Road will do a bomb ,easier than driving into town and looking for parking. Could be objections on traffic /parking issues though.

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 7-Nov-2017
    I remember when I lived up on the reservation the Lancastrian did fish and chips take aways, if you live up near that area then going to a takeaway on Priory road isn`t much nearer than going into town. Much will depend on the quality, a lot of oostun folk get takeaways from the Kitchen Wizard in Dalton, they make the trip because the food is good.

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by early doors (Member 10235862) on 7-Nov-2017
    I refer the honourable gentleman to the reply I gave earlier. It would be easier and quicker to park on Priory Road than in town.
    Anyway ,we don't eat takeaway very often. I usually get the staff (Mrs e.d.) to knock up something.
    Been informed she's looking forward to M&S opening and popping up there for a micro-meal though.

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by early doors (Member 10235862) on 7-Nov-2017
    Had a quick look at the locus today. If you can get 8 cars in there I'll eat my shorts. The size of some cars today and the lack of parking skill........

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 7-Nov-2017
    Getting planning permission probably depends on the applicant having a parking facility of some sort, nobody will query the practicality (unless it`s the Old Farmhouse proprietor ) as long as it looks remotely feasible on paper. Good luck to `em anyway.

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by zap (Member 10216554) on 7-Nov-2017
    Hot dogs? Hamburgers? Eeeh, i relied on Jack Chadwick's windfalls when I staggered home past there. Pissheads today don't know they're born!

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 9-Nov-2017
    Sounds different and interesting. So that’s a no then!

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by zap (Member 10216554) on 10-Nov-2017
    Indifference really. I don't get to that end of the village much these days. I guess the idea is that the proposed premises are near Croftlands, ergo a big market is close by. That didn't work for the Lanky.

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 10-Nov-2017
    Ah, the Lanky. Personally, I thought an unfortunate succession of poor managers spoilt/ruined the Lanky.There were times during it`s history when it thrived, a successful restaurant with a nice lounge and somewhere I was quite happy to spend a Saturday night in. Unfortunately the public bar was far too small, a shame because under the stewardship of Romero it got packed, even had a couple of darts... more >>

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by zap (Member 10216554) on 10-Nov-2017
    Yes, I remember the Temperini reign and they were very good. But, that time apart, to me the pub was just a big open space with a bar plonked down in it. Like many pubs now, it lacked atmosphere and was by and large a white elephant. Also I seem to recall that despite its name, when it first opened, the brewers "graced" the place with White roses!!

  • Re: Priory Road Bogs by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 14-Nov-2017
    Yep, the Lancy used to be my local. I think the Irish management put a few off (didn't look after the beer very well for example and returning bad beer was an ordeal at best usually requiring the staff to call one of the managers down to scowl at you and tell you there's nowt wrong with it) and things started on a downward but the rot didn't properly set in until later.

    The problem towards t... more >>

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bang bang bang bang bang by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 5-Nov-2017
Retarded morons, what is the point of fireworks that just go bang? seems most of `em just do exactly that, no pretty coloured fireworks any more,just the brain dead gormless cap chewers and the bangs, cost a fortune as well mores the point, foad you cretinous low life dribbling saddoes   
  • Re: bang bang bang bang bang by early doors (Member 10235862) on 5-Nov-2017
    Aye it's driven my poor old dog mad for 2 nights ,still going on now. She's too scared to even go out for a pee. Still what can you do ? It seems they are getting louder though .

  • Re: bang bang bang bang bang by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 9-Nov-2017
    Stupid shit. One of my contacts ended up with stitches in his nose from cuddling his frightened dog (face a bit too close to muzzle) when one went off.

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Cocktail Club by early doors (Member 10235862) on 30-Oct-2017
Ulverston has an 'exclusive cocktail club ' apparently who like to dress up in dinner suits. They also like to duff up Barrovians while they are down on the floor .
They sound worse than the Barrovians.
  
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Beerwolf by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Oct-2017
Does Beerwolf bottle shop meet with the approval of learned gentlemen ? Not sure if it will be an offy or a bar ?
I await the howls of protest from a certain gentleman . How much ???
  
  • Re: Beerwolf by zap (Member 10216554) on 26-Oct-2017
    Given that the errant sons and daughters of Barrovia and other foreign parts descend upon the village at weekends demanding endless amounts of Fosters and other fizzy abominations i have high hopes this place may provide a haven for the more discerning toper.

  • Re: Beerwolf by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 26-Oct-2017
    I`ll have to have a look in I guess, the pictures seem to suggest a vending machine type of area, as seen mainly abroad, a small arcade type of place, just for off licence, no one would want to sit in such a place and imbibe surely? A bar I frequent in Spain has just such a facility but the bar is large and the vending area machines contain exclusively bottled beers from Britain, tucked away in a ... more >>

  • Re: Beerwolf by zap (Member 10216554) on 26-Oct-2017
    I peered through the window and could see a bar, with handpumps, towards the back of the room. There's a bar in Lancaster which specialises in bottled beers, must be about 300 on display. None of 'ems less than £4 a pop.

  • Re: Beerwolf by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Oct-2017
    if it's self service form the fridges people are going to have a field day.Staff will have to stand guard at all times. The 'drink now pay later ' system does not work in this country.

  • Re: Beerwolf by Bardsea Boy (Member 10303900) on 26-Oct-2017
    Called in for a swift half of a very dark beer from Stringers. Very knowledgeable barman and the owner appeared to know the ales as well. I think they need to watch the self service drink cabinets as there is a great temptation for the crooked to leave without paying.
    At present they do not have a till and every purchase is entered into an Ipad!
    Also there does not appear to be any CCTV which is... more >>

  • Re: Beerwolf by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Oct-2017
    What's the prices like ? Are they different for takeway ?
    All the supermarkets sell these craft beers and IPA in tiny cans for about £2. TBF Booths are no dearer than anywhere else for this stuff.

  • Re: Beerwolf by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 28-Oct-2017
    Walked past last night, couldn`t help laughing, packed full of pseuds all keen to be seen in the latest place in town, a place that doesn`t resemble any pub that I would want to go in.

  • Re: Beerwolf by zap (Member 10216554) on 28-Oct-2017
    But which is preferable....pseuds or bellowing, sweaty, tattooed, foul mouthed oiks from Barrovia..and their equally repugnant boyfriends?

  • Re: Beerwolf by early doors (Member 10235862) on 28-Oct-2017
    I will reserve judgement until I have personally inspected said premises during the week. Does it have a piss-stone ? if not it can't call itself a pub.

  • Re: Beerwolf by zap (Member 10216554) on 28-Oct-2017
    I should imagine it has a cludgy of the very highest order, low level suite, nice soft bog roll, possibly even pint pot holders on the tastefully back lit mirrors. Clean as a whistle...until the trains and the dreaded "Hodgsons of Millom" bus arrive.

  • Re: Beerwolf by early doors (Member 10235862) on 28-Oct-2017
    Speaking of ale .the Co-op are doing a nice line in blonde - Old School Brewery 3 for £5 and it's even brewed in Carnforth ,which is still in Lancs I believe

  • Re: Beerwolf by zap (Member 10216554) on 28-Oct-2017
    Yup. Warton to be exact. Walked past the Eminence Grise at the top of King Street earlier. What the bloody hell are those lamps all about. Put me in mind of one of those cavernous gin palaces on Blackpool. Bloody orrible and an affront to our visual amenity.

  • Re: Beerwolf by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 9-Nov-2017
    Went to have a look. And it’s in darkness! This was just after 10. Sounds like somewhere the Devonshire bar staff would love to work.

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Wrong..AGAIN by zap (Member 10216554) on 25-Oct-2017
The Liar reports today that a pub over in Casterton is on the market. True to form the "paper" makes the assumption that Casterton is "in cumbria", it's not Barrovia ergo it MUST be in the Lake District. Casterton is in Westmorland and is in The Yorkshire Dales National Park. Absolute, utter wazzocks.   
  • Re: Wrong..AGAIN by early doors (Member 10235862) on 25-Oct-2017
    There there old lad. Casterton is still in Cumbria despite it being in the YDNP. Worse still the YDNP have purloined Leck Fell from Lancashire. They have also extended their grip on planning matters to Orton near Tebay on the M6.
    Anyroad Ulverston and even Barrovia are still part of Red Rose as far as you and me are concerned.

  • Re: Wrong..AGAIN by zap (Member 10216554) on 26-Oct-2017
    Keep the faith ED. Our day will come.

  • Re: Wrong..AGAIN by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Oct-2017
    Semper Sursum zap .

  • Re: Wrong..AGAIN by zap (Member 10216554) on 26-Oct-2017
    In concilio consilium!

  • Re: Wrong..AGAIN by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 27-Oct-2017
    not much wisdom in our council

  • Re: Wrong..AGAIN by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Oct-2017
    Norman ?

  • Re: Wrong..AGAIN by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 28-Oct-2017
    Norman and Mr. Grimsdale would make a better fist of things.

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Hive.....wtf ? by early doors (Member 10235862) on 24-Oct-2017
Not the Beehive just Hive. Anyone got it ?
This gizmo allows you to control your heating when you are out. Why not just set your thermostat and/or timer ? The British Gas ad says it costs £249 installed and will save you up to £130p.a. So that's over 2 years before you save anything right ?
I really don't get it and I really dislike the smug bitch in the ad who turns her heat off by phone. Ju... more >>
  
  • Re: Hive.....wtf ? by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 25-Oct-2017
    If it cleans out me wood burner, makes it up, lights it when I want, and feeds it coal and logs I'm having one!!

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Green`s Pies by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 24-Oct-2017
So popular people are breaking in to steal them. Funny, I was thinking of nipping down for a couple this morning, weird.   
  • Re: Green`s Pies by early doors (Member 10235862) on 24-Oct-2017
    Barrow CID are looking for fat people with gravy stains on their clothes. 65,000 people are now helping the police with their enquiries.

  • Re: Green`s Pies by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 24-Oct-2017
    Ha Ha, funny, like it!

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Klondike by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Oct-2017
It's looking a bit grim and dour. Hope that's not the final exterior colour scheme.   
  • Re: Klondike by early doors (Member 10235862) on 21-Oct-2017
    Care to explain ?

  • Re: Klondike by early doors (Member 10235862) on 21-Oct-2017
    You mean the Kings ?

  • Re: Klondike by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Oct-2017
    Yup.

  • Re: Klondike by early doors (Member 10235862) on 21-Oct-2017
    Looks ok to me ,nice and drab to match the rest of the town.

  • Re: Klondike by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Oct-2017
    Surely not. This is a special town, brimming full of quirk and community. The vomit on the 6.00 am Sunday pavements perfectly complements the amber piss streams. The Left Bank collective shall hear of this.

  • Re: Klondike by early doors (Member 10235862) on 23-Oct-2017
    I may have heard it before but remind me ,what's the Klondike reference ?

  • Re: Klondike by zap (Member 10216554) on 23-Oct-2017
    I think it refers to the affluence of the landlords in the early 20th century. The pub was "a gold mine", hence Klondike.

  • Re: Klondike by early doors (Member 10235862) on 23-Oct-2017
    yes I think all pubs were gold-mines until the late 1970's when people started doing up their houses and big TV's and computer games came in. A lot of people used to go to pubs for entertainment but you can get that at home now.
    Remember the days when nearly all pubs were busy nearly all of the time. More importantly they were social centres . Happy days.

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How to talk Barnsleyish by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 19-Oct-2017
Found an old classic in t'internet archives! (needs Flash so enjoy while you can) http://web.archive.org/web/20041206031530/http://www.barnsleylife.com/tonythepitpony.htm   
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rioja by ivision (Member 10220143) on 18-Oct-2017
lovely wine ..... what ulverston needs is a tapas bar called rioja ...... i hope there's one opening soon ........... honest :)
  
  • Re: rioja by zap (Member 10216554) on 18-Oct-2017
    Idle perusal of the SLDC planning register reveals that Specialton is getting another much needed and useful shop in town.the estate agents next door to the proposed Rioja is to be....wait for it....a yoga and pilates studio. Yes gentlemen, after a double scotch we can go next door and avail ourselves of a double lotus. How very cosmopolitan.

  • Re: rioja by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 18-Oct-2017
    What the council said about a new restaurant opening in 2007....

    Ulverston town councillor Cynthia Earnshaw also welcomed the eatery, but feels the town is now reaching saturation point.

    She said: “Ulverston people won’t be able to complain about not having a choice of restaurants as there is such a ... more >>

  • Re: rioja by zap (Member 10216554) on 18-Oct-2017
    Way back in the 1970s Town Clerk Lionel Denham warned against the town becoming "full of knick knack shops." Sorry Lionel.

  • Re: rioja by early doors (Member 10235862) on 18-Oct-2017
    My parents used to eat out about twice a year. Mrs ED and I about every 6 weeks I guess. Some people eat out two or three times a week. That is why new restaurants keep opening. Get over it lads ,stop living in the past.

  • Re: rioja by ivision (Member 10220143) on 19-Oct-2017
    i'm actually hoping to try it next week if open, as i'm back in t'town for a few days, i like that sort of thing, we've got one here in penrith but the portions are mahoosive so you can't really have a decent selection if there's only a couple of you

  • Re: rioja by early doors (Member 10235862) on 19-Oct-2017
    We Brits eat tapas in an entirely different way to the Spanish. They are astonished when we order several different tapas at once.

  • Re: rioja by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Oct-2017
    Timely article int liar vis. Barrovians gastronomic habits, broad close as well. It would be cheaper to give `em all free oven chips, or tokens for Dev`s plaice.

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Soldier of allah by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 11-Oct-2017
Hahaha, what a pathetic looking cretin. Soldier my arse, like to see him in a scrap with a para.   
  • Re: Soldier of allah by early doors (Member 10235862) on 11-Oct-2017
    I reckon Phyllis would make a mess of him too.

  • Re: Soldier of allah by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 11-Oct-2017
    I can just imagine Phyllis throttling him with one hand whilst singing "my boy lollipop"

  • Re: Soldier of allah by zap (Member 10216554) on 11-Oct-2017
    What a duo that would have been..Phyllis and Jimmy the Gent..."honly the lonely.."

  • Re: Soldier of allah by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Oct-2017
    The tapas bars I`ve used abroad take you on trust, you take your napkins to the till and pay for what you had. A Tapas bar in oostun will need a more robust system if they experience an influx of customers from barrovia. Not my idea of a way to eat, prefer a more traditional venue.

  • Re: Soldier of allah by early doors (Member 10235862) on 19-Oct-2017
    Well if they get Barrovians in it will save on the knives and forks any road.

  • Re: Soldier of allah by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Oct-2017
    `kin `ell, how did I manage to cock this up, sun not over the yardarm either so can`t blame the drink. No way of correcting it either.

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No I haven't "got a minute" by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 10-Oct-2017
Anyone else ticked off by Shelter and other 'charity salespeople' trying to hassle you in town? It's worse than the Dalton Road / Portland Walk crossroads in Barrovia. At least there you can take a different route but they've become strategic in Ooston and position themselves at every possible route across Market Rd.

It's lunch time, my time is limited, and they get so arsey and sarcastic whe... more >>
  
  • Re: No I haven't by early doors (Member 10235862) on 10-Oct-2017
    They don't approach me mate. In common with several other learned gentlemen on here , my gruff exterior hides a heart of gold ,but they are not to know that.

  • Re: No I haven't by zap (Member 10216554) on 10-Oct-2017
    Or the guy stood standing in t'co-op last week collecting for Alzheimer charity ( if I remember rightly). I flashed my trusty debit card at him and shrugged. I do contribute/help charities but refuse to be cowed into it by chuggers.

  • Re: No I haven't by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 10-Oct-2017
    Mountain Rescue can thank them though. Was at the bar, saw their charity box and the experience from earlier reminded me to put my money where my mouth is (on donating without being harassed), as from everything I’ve seen they’re humble and genuine, mostly unpaid and do a very visible and effective service - and just to spite those Shelter lot with their £122,500 CEO.

    Will continue frequen... more >>

  • Re: No I haven't by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 11-Oct-2017
    Always get me hand down for the Sally Army, doing a job that no bugger else will do and helping those that no bugger else will help.

  • Re: No I haven't by zap (Member 10216554) on 11-Oct-2017
    Rosemere Cancer centre at Preston is my pet charity.

  • Re: No I haven't by twister (Member 10266532) on 11-Oct-2017
    Seen two of the Shelter canvassers talking to who I assume was their boss. He was sat in his car , a big fancy black Jag convertible. A company car ?

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just what oostun needs... by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 6-Oct-2017
another friggin` restaurant/"brasserie"/bar   
  • Re: just what oostun needs... by zap (Member 10216554) on 6-Oct-2017
    Eh? Do tell

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by zap (Member 10216554) on 6-Oct-2017
    Finally cottoned on. Old news really. Agreed, another restaurant is not needed and the bar will just be another spot for Barrovia's finest to turn into a bear pit at weekends. Marginally better than another hairdresser or depressingly twee knick knack emporium though.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 6-Oct-2017
    The plans don't show a drastic change in layout so it's just going to be another pub with food. Depends how successful the food offering is.
    Rent of £30k is going to take some doing though.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 6-Oct-2017
    Something original and imaginative would be ok, I remember a place in Leicester called The Rum Runner that had a cantina downstairs and the place was always buzzing, seating was just those garden furniture benches, beer was mexican and came in litre jugs. The food was chilli and served on a sombrero made out of crispy batter type stuff. The waitresses wore red dungarees, white polo shirts and base... more >>

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by zap (Member 10216554) on 6-Oct-2017
    By my reckoning there are already about 26 restaurants/caffs in town, not including pubs which serve food which would take the total to 31 outlets.seems a tad excessive to me.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 6-Oct-2017
    Ooh I thought knowhere had shut down, turns out it's still here.

    Sounds like another pub I'll be avoiding most of the time - not much fun trying to drink when it's packed with diners and they're dashing around with plates.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 7-Oct-2017
    Still here but could do with more contributors, it`s difficult to know how to attract more posters (of the right calibre of course)

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 7-Oct-2017
    The "Big Kings Brasserie" is also on it's way, to delight us with undoubtedly a tantalising menu, impressive decor, free range ales and all the trappings?
    Saturation, is a word that springs to mind!

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 7-Oct-2017
    .........er that's what the thread is about mate.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 7-Oct-2017
    I thought you were on about the one in the old bank..oh well..

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 7-Oct-2017
    Which old bank - Natwest or Midland ? As you say the market will be saturated and some will succeed and some will fail . Not our problem mate.
    There seem to be 10 times more eating places than 20 years ago - can nobody cook or brew up anymore ? Every supermarket or garden centre has a caff too . This is following the American model on everything except price .

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 7-Oct-2017
    I thought the Midland was going to be a yoga spot or something

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 7-Oct-2017
    Midland Bank...gonna be turned into a wine bar and restaurant

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by zap (Member 10216554) on 7-Oct-2017
    I missed Greggs, that pie shop opposite Sun and the Mexican out of my reckoning, so this new place will bring food outlets in Specialton to 35. Utterly ridiculous.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 7-Oct-2017
    have you included the Kiosk zap ? There may be too many but as I said they either succeed or fail and it's better than empty shops.

    Slightly off topic but was in town at 3-30 ,New Market St. devoid of stalls ,Market St. ditto but the key-cutting van parked strategically on the corner . The market effectively keeps people out of town by taking up about 30 parking spaces.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Oct-2017
    No. Missed the kiosk. Also missed the junk shop caff on King Street and the posh caff up Ford Park. Losing count now....

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Oct-2017
    ....bet you missed the one at the station too ! the old water tower thingy ,they rent bikes and you can get a coffee etc.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Oct-2017
    .....and the Hospice caff too .All in a good cause like.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Oct-2017
    Yea. Missed em both. Bet none of em serves a decent pie n peas.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Oct-2017
    Am of a vintage...so remember the Ellers caff. Good scran.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Oct-2017
    aye zap ,the Ellers and Stretch's too

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Oct-2017
    Market hall cafe ?

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by zap (Member 10216554) on 9-Oct-2017
    Aah stretch's. Proper fish n chips, yes included the Market cafe.was wondering if the Farmhouse counts as "town".

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Oct-2017
    Talking about markets, last time I wandered down New Market St (in search of good folk milling about and ambience) I`m sure I saw a stall with seating and some sort of curried concoction proffered, does this constitute a caff?

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by zap (Member 10216554) on 9-Oct-2017
    Just looking at the Honeypot Hilton's website, they will have a "in house" restaurant called "Thyme". Les sells pop and crisps up Hoad, does that qualify?

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 9-Oct-2017
    I hear the Honeypot Hilton's reception staff will be recruited locally. Expect to be greeted by 'hiyaar ' and ' yor right mate 'as you check in .

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Oct-2017
    I suggest the disability quotient of new staff should include Phyllis, just to add a bit of local colour.

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 9-Oct-2017
    Christ on a bike ! the thought of Phyllis offering room service ......

  • Re: just what oostun needs... by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 9-Oct-2017
    On topic: Have y'all counted the caff inside the estate agents on New Market St?

    Off topic:
    To answer my confusion on the site it seems it went down for a few months at the end of 2015 and I just figured that was that and gave up.

    Took 10 pages to catch up! Mind, 80-90% of it was the ravings of that troll popping out from under le bridge making 2 years worth of "finally"s.

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well done garno ! by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 4-Oct-2017
Hope you don`t forget your old mates !   
  • Re: well done garno ! by early doors (Member 10235862) on 4-Oct-2017
    yes good luck to them ,just the right age. I don't know the lad by assume it's the guy with the GARNO numberplate FFS. I really don't like personal plates.

  • Re: well done garno ! by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 4-Oct-2017
    Aye, that`s him, blue merc. Quiet hard working lad, good luck to `em.

  • Re: well done garno ! by blueherring (Member 10198877) on 5-Oct-2017
    going for the old publicity always seems like a mistake. everyone's happy for lottery winners at first, then come the begging letters and bitterness. the expectation that you should pay for stuff, and resentment if you don't. hope i'm wrong like, but there's no downside to keeping schtum.

  • Re: well done garno ! by early doors (Member 10235862) on 5-Oct-2017
    Well ,if it was me I'd give every family member a cash sum ,emphasising it's a one-off. Then have a piss-up with a free bar for anyone who wants to come. And that's your lot.
    It goes without saying I would invite all learned gentlemen of this forum. Cheers.

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barrovia taxi lunacy by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 30-Sep-2017
Dear god, must be white unless it`s already black, or private hire so cannot be white ? Have barrovia council gone mad? parping around with nonsense like this when they are in real danger of losing the best potential development for years, paper mills project stalled over the purchase of a small parcel of land, just buy it via compulsory purchase and get on with it.   
  • Re: barrovia taxi lunacy by early doors (Member 10235862) on 30-Sep-2017
    How are the council involved in Salthouse Mills ? No need for a CPO when the owner is wiling to sell. I j=know the guy quite well and he would sell tomorrow but the developer has backed out. I can't see this project ever happening.
    Was also told the proposed marina village won't happen either. I think Barrow is maxed out with housing.

  • Re: barrovia taxi lunacy by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 30-Sep-2017
    build it and they will come.

  • Re: barrovia taxi lunacy by early doors (Member 10235862) on 30-Sep-2017
    Will they ? A 'marina village ' without a marina. The boating fraternity of Barrow won't pay for a berth when they can use Ferry Pitchings for free.

  • Re: barrovia taxi lunacy by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 30-Sep-2017
    The pikey mud rats that keep their shoestring hulks on the channel mudflats don`t want nice facilities, not if they have to pay for them. Maybe the members of the boat clubs will be interested though.

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The red light district by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 28-Sep-2017
Strewth!! Daltongate traffic lights now fully operational. It was my joy to pass through them today! I say "pass" because when I got there they wre all red...impressive...looks like ET has landed. They were all red just to let one car out of Daltongate, when, in the past, he would have got out for free, in a manner of speaking. Still, I suppose as your sat in your car, stuck at red light after red... more >>   
  • Re: The red light district by early doors (Member 10235862) on 28-Sep-2017
    Chill Dave . None of us on this forum are in a hurry to get to the terminus.

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only in barrovia by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 27-Sep-2017

Strewth, is it illegal to have a dose of clap now?
  
  • Re: only in barrovia by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 27-Sep-2017
    The Mail understands a quantity of chlamydia tablets were discovered in the flat and police are understood to be investigating the find. This was c&p `ed, some reason it never appeared in the post above.

  • Re: only in barrovia by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Sep-2017
    If you live in the Eggo it's not illegal to have the clap.It's compulsory.

  • Re: only in barrovia by zap (Member 10216554) on 27-Sep-2017
    Judging by Barrovia's finest who infest our quirky innes and tavernes at weekends - I'd say it's inevitable.

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Good news week........... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Sep-2017
Good news (!)
we're getting a yoga studio in New Market St.,
the old Midland Bank is to be called Hoad House
and traffic lights are returning to Lindal . FFS.
Otherwise as you were.
  
  • Re: Good news week........... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 24-Sep-2017
    ...........bad news is the bus shelter next to the Kiosk has had all it's windows smashed.

  • Re: Good news week........... by zap (Member 10216554) on 24-Sep-2017
    What? Where was the visible presence?

  • Re: Good news week........... by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 24-Sep-2017
    Wonder they wern`t stood there supping tea

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