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YE SUN INNE by early doors (Member 10235862) on 4-Feb-2016
Every local paper I pick up has McKenzies mush on the front page. Retiring from popular pub ? Popular with who ? Can we expect a big change in the Sun - it should be the best pub in town.   
  • Re: YE SUN INNE by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 4-Feb-2016
    Agreed ed,with it's history and provenance it should be the flagship of the town's hostelries! I see there is a bit of a makeover underway, but, to what end, I know not?

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Bloody hell!! by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 30-Jan-2016
I thought this board had gone into the ether and vanished forever! How are we all? I trust that curmudgeon and bulbous rantings are still alive and well in the Burgh?   
  • Re: Bloody hell!! by ivision (Member 10220143) on 1-Feb-2016
    it keeps disappearing, it was off for a while last time, .... hope you're well WOD :)

  • Re: Bloody hell!! by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 2-Feb-2016
    Cheers iv. Yea, still trundling along the highways and byways of the Burgh!

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Bloody hell!! by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 30-Jan-2016
I thought this board had gone into the ether and vanished forever! How are we all? I trust that curmudgeon and bulbous rantings are still alive and well in the Burgh?   
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Bloody hell!! by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 30-Jan-2016
I thought this board had gone into the ether and vanished forever! How are we all? I trust that curmudgeon and bulbous rantings are still alive and well in the Burgh?   
  • Re: Bloody hell!! by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 30-Jan-2016
    Bilious

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Blue-Light Hub by churchwarden (Member 10239284) on 27-Dec-2015
Only if they let them build an Aldi on the site.. I've heard ..   
  • Re: Blue-Light Hub by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Dec-2015
    You mean if they can get Aldi to stump up some of the costs ? It's going to be impossible to refuse permission for a supermarket on there if/when the access road is built.

  • Re: Blue-Light Hub by churchwarden (Member 10239284) on 27-Dec-2015
    True.. Aldi are lined up for a build.. Some Commercial and retail.. Otherwise the Blue-Light is a no go..

  • Re: Blue-Light Hub by churchwarden (Member 10239284) on 27-Dec-2015
    WOD still going strong ?

  • Re: Blue-Light Hub by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-Jan-2016
    I see pickers objected to the first design and got them to change it to, erm , well, to be honest I can`t see the merits of one over the other.That type of building has to be function over form surely

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We're back then. by Fray Bentos (Member 10255495) on 9-Dec-2015
Well bugger me, the boards back up. Anything happened?   
  • Re: We're back then. by early doors (Member 10235862) on 11-Dec-2015
    Nope. Premier Inn coming to the town. Why aren't KUS objecting on behalf of all the Fawlty Towers places in Ulverston ?

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Old Ulverston on Twitter by early doors (Member 10235862) on 23-Oct-2015
I'm not on Twitter ( or Facebook )but found a great site with photos of Old Ulverston on Twitter .Don't know who the author is ,maybe someone on here ?
Anyway ,anyone know the location of the old tollbar house on Bardsea Road ? I'm guessing it's somewhere the cemetery.
https://twitter.com/ulverston_town
  
  • Re: Old Ulverston on Twitter by zap (Member 10216554) on 24-Oct-2015
    Was at the first entrance to Priory on your left as you go down PrioryRoad. Not that I remember it. Too busy haytiming wi Tom Chadwick!

  • Re: Old Ulverston on Twitter by early doors (Member 10235862) on 25-Oct-2015
    cheers zap ,was it before or after North lodge ?

  • Re: Old Ulverston on Twitter by zap (Member 10216554) on 25-Oct-2015
    From the pics I've seen it was before

  • Re: Old Ulverston on Twitter by Mr W Porter (Member 10103610) on 25-Oct-2015
    Was Jimmy Chadwick around then

  • Re: Old Ulverston on Twitter by churchwarden (Member 10239284) on 27-Dec-2015
    My site.. You can still see some of it on the cemetery corner.. Not been on here in a while..

  • Re: Old Ulverston on Twitter by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Dec-2015
    good site

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Brewery Supermarket by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 14-Oct-2015
So, now it has come down to putting their money (and not the ratepayers) where their mouths are the last sad sorry objectors have caved in. Not got the courage of their convictions then. And pickers is still whining on about it, how the hell can a luddite like him be remotely representing the people of Ulverston, who resoundingly voted for a supermarket. Let`s get the demolition squad in, who know... more >>   
  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by early doors (Member 10235862) on 14-Oct-2015
    I seriously doubt we'll ever get a supermarket on this site. More likely a mixed-use ,mostly flats. Something needs to be done about Booths though ,it's really going down the nick.

  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 14-Oct-2015
    I never buy anything from Booth`s, and haven`t done for years. I do accompany someone on their shopping trip to Booth`s and I see a supermarket under pressure. Little things, like fewer checkouts open, place is looking tired, etc. I`m sure that it is still trading profitably but mebbe not quite as profitable as it once did as even Ulverston will follow national trends and migrate to the emerging v... more >>

  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 14-Oct-2015
    P.S. I have a free morning tomorrow, I might have a trip down to Farmfoods just to see for myself what it`s like.

  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by early doors (Member 10235862) on 14-Oct-2015
    Booths is looking tired as you say RR. Called in the Milnthorpe branch recently ,it's absolutely superb, you wouldn't think it's the same firm.

  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 14-Oct-2015
    Quote pickers :-Hopefully they will come forward with more realistic development proposals which we hope we will be able to support." You really are one arrogant sleazeball pickers, who do you think gives a flying fuck whether you support something you have been dead set against from the start, and when are you going to come clean on the real reason you object to it? Could it be that you are a nim... more >>

  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by Jest (Member 10284008) on 15-Oct-2015
    Pickers is a fucking joke with his lost causes and his habit of pursuing his own agendas with no regard for the people he is supposed to represent.
    A Sainsbury's on the beehive site would have been great, God knows what we get at the brewery site, here's hoping for a discount supermarket for ordinary folk to shop in and to piss the pretentious dicks off
    Re: Booths, the stuff is ridiculously ove... more >>

  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 15-Oct-2015
    Another thing that annoys me is the way the liar always gets a statement from pickers, why don`t they ring either Roger Maitland or a spokesperson from Ulverston Progress? The liar reporting shows extreme bias. And I still remember the embarrassment of pickers double standards over the Ford Park planning permission where he wanted to sell off some of Ford Park for housing, totally ignoring the planning decision.

  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 19-Oct-2015
    Pity they couldn't have put the same kind of energy into a campaign to keep the Lancy :p

    Booths are doing alright for themselves. I pop in for small things sometimes (great for bottled ale) and it's heaving more often than not - if you go in around teatime or a weekend it's really hard work, you can't occupy any space in there for more than 2 seconds before someone wants you to get out of the ... more >>

  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by Jest (Member 10284008) on 20-Oct-2015
    im awaiting KUS laying down in front of the contractors vehicles when the work starts, making themselves look even more idiotic !
    Howse the other completely unviable project of Pickers to get Government to tell people what to do with their own buildings going ?
    KUS won't be happy until every other building in Ulverston is a pretty house festooned with hanging baskets, a fucking useless overpr... more >>

  • Re: Brewery Supermarket by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 21-Oct-2015
    Haha dammit Jest. Now I can just picture Pickers lying in front of a bulldozer at the Brewery site yelling "we'll see who rusts first!"

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Farmfoods by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Oct-2015
Now open in Barrovia, in the old Lidl premises. Meanwhile, in sleepy ole oostun, zzzz.... brewery? supermarket? what? when?   
  • Re: Farmfoods by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 8-Oct-2015
    Had a look in before, they don`t sell booze!

  • Re: Farmfoods by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Oct-2015
    ideal for the great unwashed of Barrovia who can't cook. Their parents would have made stews from cheap cuts of meat and fresh veg but this generation can barely open a packet.

  • Re: Farmfoods by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Oct-2015
    Is it just strictly frozen stuff or is it a bit like Iceland where there is a bit of other stuff available, like bread, confectionery and veg. ? (and tinned pies for us eat to live types).

  • Re: Farmfoods by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Oct-2015
    it makes Iceland look like Waitrose

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£200,000 by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 5-Oct-2015
For a house on the left bank. Bloody hell.   
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There goes the Lancastrian by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-Sep-2015
Seems a shame really. I know it has proved a challenge to anyone who tried to make it work but to see it bought up by a speculator and turned into a housing estate is sad, perhaps a smaller pub might have been viable. Big Ginge asset stripping ?   
  • Re: There goes the Lancastrian by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Sep-2015
    could this be the shortest-lived pub in Ulverston ? opened when - about 1968 ? In it's heyday ,good meals ,live music ,chipshop at the side. Was a Whitbread managed house ,only when it declined was it offered for tenancy.

  • Re: There goes the Lancastrian by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-Sep-2015
    Aye, chip shop and an off licence once over. Jim and Shirley Britain had it at the time. Best landlord (imo) was Romeo Temperini but he went to the ferry on walney. The public bar was very small, and that was a shame because it had a good following. I think I bailed out round about the time of a manager called Jim Jones. The bottom club had opened so I started following that. Then I thought I may ... more >>

  • Re: There goes the Lancastrian by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Sep-2015
    Yes ,Jimmy Jones went from Lancy to Strawberry as manager . Then The Anchor as a tenant of Hartleys - which he soon regretted. Romeo was a good guy.

  • Re: There goes the Lancastrian by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 24-Sep-2015
    Shame. Just too big these days - on the current market you'd need the entire town to make a pub that massive viable.

    Trouble is, once it's knocked down that's the end of it. No one builds a new pub - have you ever heard of it? They're regulated out of business.

    There's a big expansion of the estate just about to happen right behind the Lancy, if only the miserable sod would've kept it for ... more >>

  • Re: There goes the Lancastrian by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 24-Sep-2015
    On the interesting side, Adele of Grapes fame goes down in history as the one that finally killed it off! Honestly it reached a point where it had to be put out of its misery, just a shame no one else took it over.

  • Re: There goes the Lancastrian by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Sep-2015
    You should get out of Furness more Mr. Cloud. Plenty of new pubs open as old ones close. Marstons have BUILT 100 new pubs in the last 5 years for example.

  • Re: There goes the Lancastrian by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Sep-2015
    ........not round here though because everybody objects to anything new here , supermarkets ,Costas ,traffic lights ,houses .....whatever it is they 're agin it.

  • Re: There goes the Lancastrian by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 3-Oct-2015
    Outside of Furness? But muh comfort zone...

    Interesting. Yeah just tend to see what happens around here i.e. everything gets objected to as you say.
    It's like living in a Python sketch or something. "Why are you protesting against this?" "Because... well, it's a protest! You have to protest about things don't you!"

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Refugee shop by ulverstonian (Member 10191731) on 21-Sep-2015
Wtf is that about in the Gill,be like them kovadans that came to the lower school years ago.They robbed town blind yet police wouldn't do out about it,couldn't get in the health centre cause they got all the appointments and they even started giving them houses.

Might sound harsh but why do people think it's our problem,be over run by Isis soon
  
  • Re: Refugee shop by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Sep-2015
    ......you're right mate......and another thing where's all these Turks coming from ? Another barbers opening in the old hospice shop WTF ?

  • Re: Refugee shop by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-Sep-2015
    It isn`t a refugee crisis, nor is it immigration. It`s an invasion. Refugee`s would go as far as a safe country and stop, these people are very clear where they want to go, and it aint the nearest safe country, thank god for the channel. We should do the same as the Aussies, any that do get through are repatriated, nowt but parasites, their stone age superstitious religion has ruined their own cou... more >>

  • Re: Refugee shop by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Sep-2015
    well said Redneck ,no politician has the balls to say that. As for that mob in The Gill they've all fallen for it. No doubt they mean well but if they ask me for any donation they get a short answer.

  • Re: Refugee shop by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 22-Sep-2015
    Let the Germans have them,be another good kick up the arse for the German Jews filling the place full of Muslims!

  • Re: Refugee shop by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 24-Sep-2015
    Spot the right wingers. Desperate people come here because we're known to be (or used to be known to be) quite kind and charitable. There's a difference between economic immigration ("dem poles over here stealing jobs we can't be arsed with!") and refugees (desperate people risking their lives to flee a war zone)

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A590 by early doors (Member 10235862) on 19-Sep-2015
Plans announced for junction improvements and traffic lights at Daltongate ,Quebec St. and NL Road. I like this because it will slow the traffic on the A590 which is far too fast at times . Also will allow traffic out of NL Road which is nigh on impossible at present.
However ,we can expect months of hold-ups while they actually do the work.
As for Lindal ,just when you thought it was safe to dr... more >>
  
  • Re: A590 by Scum (Member 10233909) on 19-Sep-2015
    So if this utter fucking bollocks goes ahead, and it will, there'll be six, yes fucking six! sets of lights to get past when driving through the town. Is this some sort of trick to make it so fucking difficult to get through the shithole town that some people might think what the fuck, might as well stop here and spend all my money. Why, in the name of FUCK, do the stupid cunts want traffic lights... more >>

  • Re: A590 by early doors (Member 10235862) on 19-Sep-2015
    .....because Mr. Scum that is where they are building the 'bluelight hub' ,the access will be right opposite the Daltongate junction.

  • Re: A590 by Scum (Member 10233909) on 19-Sep-2015
    And what the fuck, one might ask, is the bluelight hub.

  • Re: A590 by Scum (Member 10233909) on 19-Sep-2015
    Well what fucking shite is this!!

    http://www.thebay.co.uk/news/bay-news/local-news/4-6m-project-to-create-furness-peninsula-blue-light-hub-in-ulverston/

    I thought these fuckers had no money, what with government cuts and all that. First we get a multi-billion pound police station in the Furness Arsehole, and now this. Fuckin made of money aren't they. Bastards.

  • Re: A590 by early doors (Member 10235862) on 19-Sep-2015
    .....try and keep up old lad. Police ,fire ,ambulance are all going in there . Plus maybe Coastguard and Mountain Rescue will have a base there. Rather have had Sainsburys meself but us serfs have no say in the matter.

  • Re: A590 by Scum (Member 10233909) on 19-Sep-2015
    Well what a FUCKING STUPID PLACE to put something like that. And what the fuck is up with the fire station and ambulance station they have now.

    And another bastard thing. I used to play on those fields when I was a lad. Used to walk all the way up from the Pot to go train spotting and put lumps of coal on the tracks. Now the fuckers are going to build on MY FIELDS. They can fuck right off.

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WTF happened? by Scum (Member 10233909) on 12-Sep-2015
Where's this site been f't last few days. Remind me again about the other one.   
  • Re: WTF happened? by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 12-Sep-2015
    Just been down. T`other site http://ulverstonknowhere.createaforum.com/

  • Re: WTF happened? by Scum (Member 10233909) on 12-Sep-2015
    Just had a look at t'other site. I have to agree to this:

    You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise ...

    I'm fucked on every account here!

  • Re: WTF happened? by Scum (Member 10233909) on 12-Sep-2015
    Fuck it. I signed up anyway.

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Those markings in the Gill by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 5-Sep-2015
As mentioned by Ralph Spours esq. Are they owt to do with the flood prevention scheme? That should be underway by now, starts in the Gill and finishes down the Ellers before going into the new holding tank.   
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Would you adam and eve it by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 1-Sep-2015
How long have those stones been up on birkrigg? Now it seems they need protecting. An H&H "officer" is scything the bracken around the circles just in case they get damaged by someone who doesn`t know they are there.   
  • Re: Would you adam and eve it by Scum (Member 10233909) on 1-Sep-2015
    You got a fucking laugh

    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/News/Ulverston/Workforce-helps-put-the-brakes-on-Ulverston-commons-bracken-problem-23ad4934-e56b-4dde-b241-0de17f3a15f4-ds

    Next thing the cunts 'll be putting a pay and display car park up there.

  • Re: Would you adam and eve it by Scum (Member 10233909) on 1-Sep-2015
    yes, a pay and display car park to enhance the visitor experience! Fuck off you bunch of wankers. And who in the name of fuck is H&H. And more to the point, who's paying for the fuckers?

  • Re: Would you adam and eve it by Scum (Member 10233909) on 1-Sep-2015
    And another thing. Just read in't liar tonight about some consultation or something about what's being described as "the connection". Just in case you hadn't worked it out, what these stupid fuckpigs are talking about is a fucking great power line strun across the countryside from Workington to Lancaster. Wonder if it'll pass over the bastard stones.

  • Re: Would you adam and eve it by early doors (Member 10235862) on 2-Sep-2015
    The bracken was bout 4 foot high and you literally couldna't see the stone circle . They did a good job I reckon.

  • Re: Would you adam and eve it by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 3-Sep-2015
    A job that nature would have done in the course of time. For nowt.

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Cheap Service by Dog Master (Member 10160482) on 27-Aug-2015
Just met a very upset friend in Market St, she had been in the Cheap Shop where the owner and a woman from Benns fruit & veg were gassing, the woman from Benns said to Cheap shop owner "Watch Her She Steals"!!!!!!! (I understand it was supposed to be some sort of joke)

On leaving Cheap Shop and going to Benns there is Mr Cheapo who greets my friend with "I've just come across here to call th... more >>
  
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Conti by ulverstonian (Member 10191731) on 27-Aug-2015
Walking through the old town the other night,smelt the fish and chips so thought I'd treat myself to fish,chips and curry and go sit in town and eat them.Went in to order and was greeted by a Garret behind the counter,she put me right off so bought a can of pop instead.

Down the road I went chippy bank and boy were they good,can't beat the chippy bank and I even dined inside.You see chippys cha... more >>
  
  • Re: Conti by Scum (Member 10233909) on 27-Aug-2015
    Garret, what, you mean as in Denis Garret?

  • Re: Conti by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Aug-2015
    there isn't a decent chippy in town ,nearest one I know is Mattys in Barrovia. But if you like formica and strip-lights the Chippy Bank will be right up your street.

  • Re: Conti by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 28-Aug-2015
    Portion of chips from Kent Street chippy, a Greens pie and a bottle of that new pretend sass. Barrow is the place to be!

  • Re: Conti by early doors (Member 10235862) on 28-Aug-2015
    Aye

  • Re: Conti by ulverstonian (Member 10191731) on 28-Aug-2015
    no as in garrets from the croftlands estate

  • Re: Conti by Scum (Member 10233909) on 29-Aug-2015
    Don't know em. Could be the same family thought. Remember Dennis and Eggy Garrett from the Esso garage on hart street?

  • Re: Conti by early doors (Member 10235862) on 29-Aug-2015
    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/News/Ulverston/Curfew-imposed-on-Ulverston-man--9d87d240-1d27-4735-b570-4e37cf27a09b-ds
    this lot

  • Re: Conti by Scum (Member 10233909) on 29-Aug-2015
    Thanks.
    Replace "Adam Garrett" with "Dennis Garrett" and put the date back 50 years and the story would still be right. This new Garrett MUST be related to the old bugger.

  • Re: Conti by Jest (Member 10284008) on 30-Aug-2015
    I know off em, hope the owner checks the takings and does regular stock taking !

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whatever happened... by zap (Member 10216554) on 25-Aug-2015
..to Trades Descriptions? "Hartleys cumbrian XB"..."Hartleys Cumbria Way Lakeland Golden Ale". Jeezuz. Them pretend brewers ought to b in Strangeways!   
  • Re: whatever happened... by ivision (Member 10220143) on 26-Aug-2015
    the very fact that they're trying to pass it off as beer too!!!.....
    stockport swamp water

  • Re: whatever happened... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Aug-2015
    Lakeland Lager FFS

  • Re: whatever happened... by zap (Member 10216554) on 26-Aug-2015
    Its like Sringers 'lakeland brewed' like t'tannery suddenly got posh. But to their g r eat credit they recently had a badgr with Lancashire North of the sands on.

  • Re: whatever happened... by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Aug-2015
    A badger ? kinell !

  • Re: whatever happened... by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 2-Sep-2015
    No 'pretend ale' this weekend ;)

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Moore and Silcocks by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-Aug-2015
According to Tynemouth the site is now flattened and ready for housing to be built. Bit of an awkward spot to get to, I can`t imagine why anyone would want to live there when there are plenty of nicer places to choose from.   
  • Re: Moore and Silcocks by Scum (Member 10233909) on 22-Aug-2015
    What ever happened to them. I know Colin sadly died, but what about John Silcock.

  • Re: Moore and Silcocks by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Aug-2015
    are you talking about Tarnside garage ?

  • Re: Moore and Silcocks by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-Aug-2015
    John retired and the business ceased trading. I think he eventually sold the property, he is still around and still riding his old motorbikes.

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