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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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Ye Gods....again by zap (Member 10216554) on 21-Sep-2017
Plod in Barrovia has said in t'liar that PCSO'S ARE "The visible side of policing". Anyone remember when coppers were the "visible side".? Neither of ems so visible on weekend nights, how did we come to this?   
  • Re: Ye Gods....again by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Sep-2017
    Someone might be able to explain this. The police constantly complain about budget cuts but they have spent millions on new HQ's in Barrow ,Workington & Ulverston on the way. How many coppers on the beat would that pay for ?

  • Re: Ye Gods....again by zap (Member 10216554) on 22-Sep-2017
    Beats me why, if they want a visible presence they don't recruit more specials. They have full police powers, same uniform and cost next to nowt! PCSOs are doubtless well meaning citizens but are comparatively ineffective and expensive.

  • Re: Ye Gods....again by zap (Member 10216554) on 22-Sep-2017
    And a scary thing is that Transport Police PCSOs carry handcuffs!!!

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Lastly by Chris (Member 10315623) on 21-Sep-2017
Lastly,
You people should be fucking ashamed of yourselves.
I have been busy sticking Tonka Toys up my ass,method to my madness,after the Doctor removes them he or she will ask me how I am.
You must excuse me for I have a Mental Illness that is so rare it is not even in that drivel known as a DSM.
I truly believe the world would be a better place if people treated each other the right way,if p... more >>
  
  • Re: Lastly by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 22-Sep-2017
    I would say it is you that should be ashamed of yourself if you have a Tonja toy stuck up your arse.

  • Re: Lastly by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 22-Sep-2017
    Tonka

  • Re: Lastly by Chris (Member 10315623) on 22-Sep-2017
    Alas I cannot source Co 60.
    Not insulting you Tom,you had the decency to give me an address,if I ever get my money back I would send you a bottle of D.R.C or something as a thanks.
    I am in a 30 Euro hotel until tomorrow,then back on the streets.
    I thank you Tom for giving that address,you could not lend me a horse or dispatch Jennifer Lopez to blow me,however you shared what you could an addres... more >>

  • Re: Lastly by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 6-Oct-2017
    lol, come back after years and this guy is still at it and still not sectioned

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Ralphies Blog by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 18-Sep-2017
Not been updated for a week now, wonder if he has packed it in?   
  • Re: Ralphies Blog by Bardsea Boy (Member 10303900) on 18-Sep-2017
    He has had major broadband issues since last Wednesday but it is all Tickety Boo now!
    I have been in Germany last week so I really missed 'all things Ulverston' on the world wide web.

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Norman by zap (Member 10216554) on 17-Sep-2017
A plaque is to be unveiled at Ullswater remembering Norman Birkett's role in saving it from Manchester Corporation.i've long thought that Ulverston has shamefully neglected Birkett, the town's most illustrious son bar none. There's Birkett Drive, that's it. A bust of him in t'Coro would do nicely. Anyone else a fan?   
  • Re: Norman by early doors (Member 10235862) on 17-Sep-2017
    I was always told he went to the Grammar School but it was Barrow Grammar School . Interesting read on Wikipedia. Birkett Drive though ,the most joyless ,treeless, featureless road in town.Not even a litter bin.

  • Re: Norman by zap (Member 10216554) on 18-Sep-2017
    His biography says he went to Wesleyan Day School in Ulverston then to the Higher Grade School in Barrow.

  • Re: Norman by early doors (Member 10235862) on 18-Sep-2017
    Higher Grade School was/is just off Schneider Square . At the time that would be the grammar school I guess ,before the other one was built on Park Drive.

  • Re: Norman by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 18-Sep-2017
    Seem to think it`s nowt but a pile of rubble now, it was always Alfred Barrow Secondary School, I remember last time I went up Ramsden st seeing a pile of bricks. Me mam always referred to that part of Duke st as higher grade hill. It was on a par with Holker st school but you didn`t get Dai Healey beating the shit out of you.

  • Re: Norman by early doors (Member 10235862) on 18-Sep-2017
    Some of it has been demolished but the original buildings from c.1890 are listed. Being converted to a health centre I think ?
    Yes ,some people still call it Higher Grade Hill.

  • Re: Norman by zap (Member 10216554) on 18-Sep-2017
    According to the biog the school " had the advantages of a technical institute with those of a secondary modern school. There was provision for lessons in such subjects as metallurgy, pattern making, turning, fitting, forging, engineering, plumbing and sanitation."

  • Re: Norman by Chris (Member 10315623) on 18-Sep-2017
    Ye Gods if it was not so sad it would almost be funny.
    Vulgar Ignorant Northern Monkeys talking about Birkett.
    That is akin to Hitler looking for funds to open a Mikvah.
    He like Lawrence and Shawcross stood up for what was right.
    Standing up and being counted,there is a fucking thought for you.
    Alas you cannot download integrity to your Fuckin... more >>

  • Re: Norman by Chris (Member 10315623) on 18-Sep-2017
    Alas Harry Truman and Dean Rusk were never indicted,go and figure that one out.
    You people should be fucking ashamed of yourselves.

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lantern procession by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 17-Sep-2017
It seemed a bit muted this year, probably not as many bands? Good turn out though.   
  • Re: lantern procession by zap (Member 10216554) on 17-Sep-2017
    I viewed it from the tap room! Several people commented afterwards that it "wasn't as good as last year."

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stunt driver? by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 15-Sep-2017
How on earth do you flip a car onto it`s roof outside Elmhurst?   
  • Re: stunt driver? by early doors (Member 10235862) on 15-Sep-2017
    Hope it was one of the boy-racers who plague the town.

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Chelsea, Cumbria by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 12-Sep-2017
Big Kings changes to a brasserie, banks going to be a wine bar/restaurant, soon there will be nowhere to get a pint and a pie, we need to apply for a preservation order for the town centre before it`s too late   
  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by early doors (Member 10235862) on 12-Sep-2017
    Tell me where you can get a pie (just a pie ) in a pub these days .

  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 12-Sep-2017
    Well I wouldn`t know, I don`t eat pies, not nowadays, but I remember getting a pie from Parkinson`s and eating it in the Globe, Ronnie Brown used to provide me with a plate, knife and fork.

  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by early doors (Member 10235862) on 12-Sep-2017
    Aye lad ,I wish we could do that now. A Parkinson's pie would be heaven but to eat it in a pub would be nirvana.

  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by zap (Member 10216554) on 13-Sep-2017
    Used to do it regular, every Saturday afternoon in the Globe. A few pints and a bag of Parky's pork pies. O happy day.

  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by early doors (Member 10235862) on 13-Sep-2017
    aye but now these pubs want to sell you 'home-made ' pie and all the trimmings for £13-95.

  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by zap (Member 10216554) on 13-Sep-2017
    I usedto go through to The Borough on Dalton Square in Lancaster. They served proper steak and kidney puddings, made with suet. Yes, about £12 but worth every penny plus the train fare.

  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by early doors (Member 10235862) on 13-Sep-2017
    last pie I had in a pub was in the Lion Tavern opp.the former Liverpool Exchange Station.Big pork pies and that's it. Enough for 2 people really.Good ales too.

  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by early doors (Member 10235862) on 13-Sep-2017
    honourable mention for that pie shop in Grange .Miles better than Greens of Barrovia.

  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 13-Sep-2017
    Higginson`s ?

  • Re: Chelsea, Cumbria by early doors (Member 10235862) on 13-Sep-2017
    Yes I think it's Higginsons ,it's a bastard to park but worth it. Think they have a little caff round the corner too. I'm getting to like Grange ,must be my age !!

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Market Hall by early doors (Member 10235862) on 11-Sep-2017
Great news ,a ladies hairdressers is to open inside the Market Hall. Good for the young lass who is having a go and I hope she succeeds but it's supposed to be a market hall .the clue is in the name.   
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beehive development by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 7-Sep-2017
The luddites are at it again, the selfish moneygrubbing kus brigade, led by the mustachioed one, are whining about the proposed development at the beehive. It would " detract from the vitality of the town centre" what a load of bollocks. Same old tosh reiterated every time a new shop opens, been the same since walter willsons first moved in. If I ever put my house on the market it will not be with tynemouth.   
  • Re: beehive development by Chris (Member 10315623) on 7-Sep-2017
    My last mail,I have been busy all day jerking off as a homage to your collective kindness,Fucking A,sarcasm.
    It would work well in turn of the century Yiddish Theatre.
    Luddite's V Knavish Serfs.
    You seem to be chomping at the bit to doff your cap to corp scum.
    I like Big Brother,maybe you should change your name to Winston Smith.
    You people are fucking vile,bereft of any vestige of kindness o... more >>

  • Re: beehive development by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Sep-2017
    It goes back further than W.Wilson . The same selfish arguments were put forward in the early 1960's re the A590. The vested interests didn't want a proper bypass hence we now have a dual c/way thundering through the town. I know I'm repeating myself but they thought a bypass would kill Ulverston - in fact it would have enhanced it.
    As you've said RR ,the Co-op have had the opportunity to build ... more >>

  • Re: beehive development by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Sep-2017
    It`s a sobering thought, how one man with vested interest can, as a councillor (plus wifey councillor) lead an orchestrated campaign to deprive the town of what could have been a nice asset. I think Robinsons won in the end but the steam went out of the campaign in the light of the available statistics at the time that indicated the large supermarkets were going out of favour. Interesting then tha... more >>

  • Re: beehive development by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Sep-2017
    I just get the feeling this supermarket palaver is turning into another Morecambe Bay barrage. Committees/people will talk about it for years and nowt will get done. I repeat myself too - out of all the retail outlets in the town PERHAPS 3 or 4 MIGHT be affected by new supermarkets.where is this "vibrant" town centre I read about?

  • Re: beehive development by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Sep-2017
    What particularly riles me is the way they claim to be acting in the best interests of the town when the truth is they are only thinking of their own interests. Specialton.

  • Re: beehive development by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Sep-2017
    Not very vibrant on a Saturday with the main street closed to traffic and only a couple of stalls bothering to turn up, are the town council actively pursuing market traders throughout lancashire and inviting them to trade here on Saturday? I think there is a "fest" this weekend? will a retail park at the Beehive kill off the fests as well?

  • Re: beehive development by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Sep-2017
    I was talking to one of the developer's staff and he confirmed Aldi & M&S are definitely coming ( subject to planning permission ). Robinsons must be kicking themselves. If Beehive comes off ,there will be two choices for the brewery - residential or demolition.

  • Re: beehive development by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Sep-2017
    Spot on RR. As previously stated the majority of those advocating Specialton seem to be of the "how dare you even think of despoiling this beautiful 'lake district' town" stripe. They live in their own little festival infested, oh so quaint bubble. What real people want and need doesn't seem to enter the equation.

  • Re: beehive development by twister (Member 10266532) on 8-Sep-2017
    How come Sainsbury were not allowed PP yet Aldi and M&S are being allowed to open there, stinks a bit to me. As Jim Royle might have said, Specialton my arse.

  • Re: beehive development by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Sep-2017
    Agreed twister. The local councillors on SLDC were against Sainsbury on traffic grounds but can't be seen to object to the blue-light hub. In my opinion the site will be overloaded with the new proposal and may generate just as much as traffic .
    Bear in mind though ,the supermarkets have not been granted pp yet.

  • Re: beehive development by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Sep-2017
    Did Sainsbury`s application include the same traffic control measures? I can`t remember now but I don`t think they did. Perhaps Sainsburys were a bit more sensitive to public opinion, ( perhaps perceived to be the luddites ) and bowed out gracefully. Aldi might be a bit more aggressive and put up a better fight, the Beehive location is just about ok, any further away and you might as well go to ba... more >>

  • Re: beehive development by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Sep-2017
    And that' summat else..."local" councillors, there are 18 councillors on SLDC planning committee, only 3 are from Ulverston, the others are from Kendal, Ambleside, Arnside and even over in Proper Yorkshire at Sedbergh. Whatever else SLDC is, it isn't "local" government by any stretch. Time for a Furness unitary authority I think.

  • Re: beehive development by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Sep-2017
    Sainsbury proposal included traffic lights but obviously not the special lane exit for blue light vehicles. I would have preferred Sainsers as they sell non-food items you can't get in town.
    As I've said before I reckon these plans are too intensive. It's going to be hugely popular with the natives simply because of the parking but ,again ,I don't think 150 spaces is enough for peak times. Booth... more >>

  • Re: beehive development by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Sep-2017
    A good sized car park is vital, If I go to the Beehive Aldi and can`t get on the car park I`ll go to barrovia because I`ll be in the car doing a "big shop" owt else I can get from central co-op, much as I hate the place, overall though I would have preferred a shopping centre ont brewery

  • Re: beehive development by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Sep-2017
    Slightly off topic but isn't it kind of Shell to put up their prices by 2p/litre while the Texaco is closed. Twats.

  • Re: beehive development by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Sep-2017
    I didn`t know it was closed but thanks for the warning, I normally go there but I`ll go to the Lancastrian if I need to, never use the shell anyway

  • Re: beehive development by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 9-Sep-2017
    Texaco is no more. Gulf have taken over and they are building a bigger shop.

  • Re: beehive development by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Sep-2017
    Oh bugger, I have a load of points, are they no good now Ike ?

  • Re: beehive development by zap (Member 10216554) on 9-Sep-2017
    Fear not! In the race to utter uselessness which is Ulverston town centre a new shop is opening on King Street. A picture framers no less. Just what the quirk mongers need!!

  • Re: beehive development by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Sep-2017
    Well that`s good, I can get my Star Rewards card framed now.

  • Re: beehive development by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 10-Sep-2017
    I will ask mother when i see her

  • Re: beehive development by early doors (Member 10235862) on 10-Sep-2017
    Certas Energy ,who supply Gulf Oils ,are taking over some sites in Preston and also the Ulverston site.

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Rampage,2 Last Mails by Chris (Member 10315623) on 7-Sep-2017
Rampage,
I will post 2 last mails,then I will fuck off,yet again disgusted with you people.
My first mail is not about me,I will mention an I Phone as an indicator of how utterly fucked up this world is.
There was a hick joiner in your town that could teach Apple a lot about integrity.
A little old man with a joinery workshop on the top parking lot.
He would swim in the sea in the middle of w... more >>
  
  • Re: Rampage,2 Last Mails by Chris (Member 10315623) on 7-Sep-2017
    Not one of you could show me any kindness,not one of you said,I have a room for you Chris,I fucking ache to get out of France,I am so fucking utterly disgusted with France.
    How can people expect their Children to grow up and be decent when President Blobby (Macron) is morally bankrupt,France not only fails to make reparations
    My welfare is cancelled a fucking vile Minister that should be tied t... more >>

  • Re: Rampage,2 Last Mails by Chris (Member 10315623) on 7-Sep-2017
    Actually a 3rd email.
    One of the Chimps at Apple must be British as he has a K.
    Fucking bizarre he gets a K for being party to ripping off idiots.
    The ethos of chivalric codes were too protect the weak.
    Now K'S are handed out to those that fuck over the weak.
    K's are given to those that fuck over the weak and the establishments syncophants to thank them for their s... more >>

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Busy Beehive by early doors (Member 10235862) on 5-Sep-2017
Called in the Coro today to see said exhibition - rather underwhelmimg presentation I thought . Anyway ,my concerns re parking are not eased by the figure of 55 spaces for M&S ,106 for Aldi,doesn't seem enough.
The emergency services will at least have an exclusive exit lane which was another concern of mine.
FETL moving in too ,this means Ellers Mill will probably be gentrified.
It seems t... more >>
  
  • Re: Busy Beehive by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 5-Sep-2017
    It's all bollocks!
    Yet another set of fucking lights! Every man and his dog will be clamouring to get into Aldi and M&S The whole feckin village will be clogged up wi traffic. Switch all the fucking lights off and let pedestrians take their chances. I can't remember the last time one was run over on't main road. Must be summat in't local water makes em run quicker?

  • Re: Busy Beehive by early doors (Member 10235862) on 6-Sep-2017
    I look forward to seeing WOD dodging the traffic as he attempts to get back home from Aldi.
    Anyway ,it's good we'll be able to stock up on cheap food & booze from Aldi and a few treats from M&S.

  • Re: Busy Beehive by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 6-Sep-2017
    Aye, I second that ED, I was in central Co-op `tother night, what a bloody zoo. I cannot for the life of me understand why the Co-op seem prepared to stand idly by and watch as their competitors open bigger and better stores and more importantly with parking too. The Co-op in Dalton is being extended and it is a bloody sight better than Ulverston`s as it stands, roll on Beehive, I`ll tek me chance... more >>

  • Re: Busy Beehive by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 6-Sep-2017
    There are indeed pedestrian crossings.All adds to the delay/congestion factor. It's bad enough now at rush hour, but with the lights, the road layout, the dual carriageway etc, etc I can see the village becoming clogged in no time at all.
    It was supposed to be a blue light hub...fair enough...but the rest of it has come by stealth!!

  • Re: Busy Beehive by Chris (Member 10315623) on 6-Sep-2017
    Lastly you low life cunts,maybe just maybe The Co-Op remember their humble antecedents,just maybe their Ecosystem does not revolve around the mindless acquisition of wealth,maybe they understand there is not a direct correlation that means bigger is better.
    When I was 17 The Co-Op bank gave my dog a credit card,only 500 pounds,he lent it to me,I bought a Sunbeam Rapier.
    The Co-Op were the only ... more >>

  • Re: Busy Beehive by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 6-Sep-2017
    You are missing the point Chris, the central Co-op is hopelessly cramped, the isles are too narrow and the checkout area is too small, a queue forms and backs up into one of the isles, has to, there is nowhere else for it to go. So it`s blocked, as is the end isle, you can`t get to it without walking half way round the store. Anyone just wanting a bottle of wine or a packet of fags, forget it, qui... more >>

  • Re: Busy Beehive by Chris (Member 10315623) on 6-Sep-2017
    Frankly I do not give a fuck about the Co-Op,I just came back here to ask if somebody can pass on Birthday Greetings to somebody I remembered fondly.
    It is a given nobody there will show me any kindness,I was quiet for 3 months,nobody even had the decency to email with how are you Chris.
    Kindness is not your forte.
    Thinking about something,That fucking abomination The Church of Rome in the guis... more >>

  • Re: Busy Beehive by Chris (Member 10315623) on 6-Sep-2017
    I will tell you this before I fuck off,if I was to get my money back,how would I celebrate?,not party party,I would check into The Danieli in Venice and sleep like a baby for a week.
    The three people that were kind to me,I will show them so much kindness,however I could not meet MPD Carl,not his fault,I thought MPD was APA/DSM drivel until I came across it.
    However I would send him the 911 of pi... more >>

  • Re: Busy Beehive by Chris (Member 10315623) on 6-Sep-2017
    Thats it,Shame on you people,not even the decency to pass on Birthday greetings.

  • Re: Busy Beehive by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 6-Sep-2017
    How many people do you think come on here Chris? the traffic through here is pretty slow, only half a dozen or so regulars that bother to post. The chances of anyone knowing the lady in question are pretty remote. I doubt if the lady in question comes on here either, you would probably do better with a birthday greeting message in the evening mail/westmoreland gazette. I don`t think gracen is too well known either

  • Re: Busy Beehive by Chris (Member 10315623) on 6-Sep-2017
    The Westmoreland Gazette you say,mmm.
    Owned by America Corp Scum,gone are the old boys from the days of hot metal.
    I doubt they will take a cheque drawn on B.C.C.I in Lagos in the name of Victor Lustig.
    How the fuck do I pay for an ad begging on the streets.
    I just thought somebody may have known her,small town and for years everybody was talking about the video we made.

  • Re: Busy Beehive by Chris (Member 10315623) on 6-Sep-2017
    You know something,no fucker could even be bothered seeing if anybody had a room to rent,talk about fucking petty.
    Nigel Potter will not talk to me,my High Crime when I rented a room from him in 2006,I used too much toilet paper.
    He could have said something,those few months there I was stoned was not thinking about toilet paper.Dave Simpson is angry with me as when I was doing mobile disco's fo... more >>

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