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LEE DAVID PETERS by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Dec-2017
What a prat, he showed `em didn`t he?
Refused to give specimen of breath got him the following :-
Pleading guilty to the offence, Peters was given a 50 day prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. He will also be subject to a eight week curfew, and was disqualified from driving for 30 months.

He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £85 and costs of £85.
  
  • Re: LEE DAVID PETERS by zap (Member 10216554) on 10-Dec-2017
    Absolute wazzock. Once you are stopped and the breathalyser comes out there is absolutely no way out of it. Blow or not you are in the clart.

  • Re: LEE DAVID PETERS by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 10-Dec-2017
    Some people just seem to blithely ignore all aspects of the law, watched an absolute cock of a driver ( on a telly program) get pulled up for driving and using a mobile. No seatbelt on, no licence no insurance no mot no road fund licence. If he had not used the phone maybe he wouldn`t have got pulled over. His pathetic attempts to wriggle out of it ( I wasn`t on the phone, I was rubbing my ear) we... more >>

  • Re: LEE DAVID PETERS by early doors (Member 10235862) on 10-Dec-2017
    these are the same people who never get cars serviced or check their tyres etc. They buy cars off other pricks on e-bay because they ' don't want to get ripped off by a dealer '.But they happily give a few grand to a some bloke who arranges a 'meet ' in a layby.

  • Re: LEE DAVID PETERS by zap (Member 10216554) on 10-Dec-2017
    And while we are at it I see the Evening Mail Law Society are at it again. Some bloke was done for drunk in charge, was fined etc. But not banned. Now the budding Perry Masons are up in arms because he kept his licence. Very simple research would reveal that a ban is only discretionary for drunk in charge. Maybe they did look it up but don't know what discretionary means.

  • Re: LEE DAVID PETERS by early doors (Member 10235862) on 10-Dec-2017
    they think a discretionary is where you go to confess .

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COCA-COLA TRUCK by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Dec-2017
Bring it on, we will have it it oostun, interfering busybody sentinels on cumbria council stfu. how very dare they presume that we don`t know how to provide correct nutrition to our children. One coke imbibed during a happy festive occasion will do no harm at all, these councillors have a breathtaking arrogance with their hectoring "we know best, you know nowt" attitude. Time they paid some attent... more >>   
  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Dec-2017
    there's nowhere for to to park

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Dec-2017
    ....for it to park

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Dec-2017
    We can fit a funfair ont gill so it could go there. It would be interesting to see if it generated any adverse comments from our local self appointed guardians who also arrogantly assume they and only they are cognisant with the perils of sugary drinks and would fall over themselves to impress us with their wisdom

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Dec-2017
    Bring it on any Saturday when they block the town off for about 2 stalls.

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Dec-2017
    Coca cola is poison. Over the summer I was a frequent visitor to Preston hospital which has a very busy A&E dept. There was often blood on the pavement outside. One of the nurses told me they swill it away with coke! It works. Mind you if people wanna sup shite, let 'em. Look at sales for Fosters.

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Dec-2017
    don't mind the occasional pint of Fosters in summer .it's better than anything Robinsons brew.
    Remember when the original IMPORTED Fosters was sold in that deli in Queen St. about 30 years ago ? what was that shop called ? Kings was it ? the memory fades.

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by zap (Member 10216554) on 9-Dec-2017
    Yea, Kings. Now Naaz. They had a great beer selection but the bloke who ran it was a real odd ball.

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by early doors (Member 10235862) on 9-Dec-2017
    Yes well done zap.It was Kings . Can remember going in for the famous tinnies of imported Fosters ,quite exotic then ,the amber nectar. Tastes like piss now.

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by zap (Member 10216554) on 9-Dec-2017
    They had all the Aussie beers Black Swan, Castlemaine, Victoria Bitter and Fosters, all imported and all good. Then Burton on Trent got their mitts on them and, as you say, these days I wouldn't bath the terrier in any of them. Happy days those, a bagful of beer from Kings then next door to Jim Frost at Carl Penningtons for 20 Cadets or similar. If it was summer we used to go up Gill Banks to sup ... more >>

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Dec-2017
    Funny old world, Foster`s got it`s popularity from the cartoon character barry mackenzie in private eye, required reading in those days, especially after the authorities got Oz shut down, a decision that should make them turn crimson with shame. Fosters never was going to replace hartleys best until the unthinkable happened and robinsons ruined it. Still, good magazine back then and good times int... more >>

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by tridley (Member 10317765) on 9-Dec-2017
    For good quality Aussie ale try Coopers Sparkling Ale from Adelaide, Booths used to sell it, I think I was the only person buying it

  • Re: COCA-COLA TRUCK by zap (Member 10216554) on 9-Dec-2017
    Aah Bazza. They made a couple of films too. I remember Bazza was hitchhiking and got a lift in a van full of philosophy students. He asked a girl who she was studying and she replied "Kant". Baz replies ( in best Aussie accent) " Streuth..i been studying Kant all me life, never got me anywhere." Classic.

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Puzzling by zap (Member 10216554) on 4-Dec-2017
Whilst walking past the U.V. this weekend I noticed a smashed window and couldn't help wondering if the cause was some miscreant trying to break in or a semi comatose toper trying to break out after a particularly long drunken stupor!!   
  • Re: Puzzling by early doors (Member 10235862) on 4-Dec-2017
    ........how would anyone get in in the first place ?

  • Re: Puzzling by zap (Member 10216554) on 4-Dec-2017
    Er, I did say "particularly long..."

  • Re: Puzzling by early doors (Member 10235862) on 4-Dec-2017
    reeto

  • Re: Puzzling by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 4-Dec-2017
    Did you happen to notice which side of the window the glass was on? might be a clue there

  • Re: Puzzling by zap (Member 10216554) on 4-Dec-2017
    Worryingly..all over the pavement!

  • Re: Puzzling by early doors (Member 10235862) on 4-Dec-2017
    p.c.zap ,Ulverston's answer to Insp.Clouseau

  • Re: Puzzling by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 5-Dec-2017
    A couple of months ago I was wobbling my way home in an easterly direction by the Bird when a yoof almost landed on my shoulders. He was climbing out of the yard, he was followed in quick succession by two more yoofs. What they were up to I dunno, I couldn`t see any loot on them, no lumps of lead or copper pipes. Mebbe they are residing there. I think a nearby councillor may know, he is unlikely t... more >>

  • Re: Puzzling by early doors (Member 10235862) on 5-Dec-2017
    Didn't Robinsons have some mad idea about reopening the Bird AND the UV ? when they built their supermarket I mean ,back in the day. What a fucking shower they are.

  • Re: Puzzling by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 5-Dec-2017
    Aye, they did. I don`t know if kus were responsible for stopping the development or robinsons had second thoughts.Whatever the reason we are left with a slowly decaying ruin. (the brewery not pickers).

  • Re: Puzzling by early doors (Member 10235862) on 5-Dec-2017
    Didn't it eventually get approval for a supermarket - it's just that nobody wants it on Robinsons terms. That's my understanding anyway.

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Oh Lanky Lanky by early doors (Member 10235862) on 30-Nov-2017
Congrats to Liam Livingstone from Barrow ,Lancs ,on his appointment as captain of Lancashire Cricket Club.
Doubt it will get in The Mail as he's not from Carlisle.
  
  • Re: Oh Lanky Lanky by zap (Member 10216554) on 1-Dec-2017
    Never understood why the Liar reports on Cumberland Cricket and expects its readers to support them.

  • Re: Oh Lanky Lanky by early doors (Member 10235862) on 1-Dec-2017
    Cumberland have played at Barrow I think and I can recall Lancs 2nds playing at Dalton in the past. dunno if they still do.

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It's official by zap (Member 10216554) on 26-Nov-2017
The Sunday Times reports today Booths supermarkets is up for sale. Maybe M&S, Lidl etc. Won't need to build one at Stone Cross after all.   
  • Re: It's official by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Nov-2017
    Doubt if M&S would buy a group of stores when they're cutting back themselves. In the case of Ulverston ,Booths own all that site I think.

  • Re: It's official by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Nov-2017
    ............probably convert it to flats like everywhere else in town.

  • Re: It's official by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 26-Nov-2017
    That site would make a cracking housing estate, picturesque canal nearby and access straight onto the main road via a roundabout.

  • Re: It's official by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Nov-2017
    Our local rag have now picked up this story ,complete with pics of Booths stores in Penrith & Keswick. Say nee more marra.

  • Re: It's official by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 27-Nov-2017
    Well, not breaking my heart over this. It's been going downhill for the last few years. Empty shelves Sundays and Monday's,tired looking veg,pissed off staff and those godawful self service tills that are utterly fucking useless. The burgh deserves better than Booths and no mistake..glad to see the back of em!

  • Re: It's official by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Nov-2017
    The fruit and veg has been crap since Booths bought out their supplier some time ago. Spuds etc. go off in 48 hours .
    I will miss the Cumberland sausage though ,no-one else's comes near.

  • Re: It's official by Bardsea Boy (Member 10303900) on 27-Nov-2017
    My money will be on Waitrose acquiring the Ulverston site and possibly the other North West Booths sites.
    Waitrose have a large Distribution Centre alongside the M6 and apart from the Preston store there is very little until Scotland.
    I doubt if Tesco will be allowed to purchase the Booths stores.

  • Re: It's official by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Nov-2017
    I tend to agree Waitrose may well be interested in 'the Waitrose of the North ' as Booths is known.
    Would B&M be acceptable to the council ? haha

  • Re: It's official by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 29-Nov-2017
    My last few shopping trips have been to booths, mostly (or rather mainly) because of the poor facilities in central co-op, narrow isles and the perpetual queue at the tills. They (the co-op) have had ample opportunity to move to bigger premises but don`t seem to want to spend the money. The oostun co-op should rival dalton co-op in size by now, so as I`m about equidistant to both stores I wander ... more >>

  • Re: It's official by early doors (Member 10235862) on 29-Nov-2017
    I use the Priory Rd. co-op quite often but getting served is the problem . There may be 3 or 4 staff on but only one till open. Only when the queue stretches to the back of the store does the girl call for help. Then Brenda/Mave /Gladys come trudging over with the usual middle-aged women pursed lips /I'm supposed to be on me break/I was doing stock etc. It's a Co-op thing.

  • Re: It's official by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 30-Nov-2017
    (Puts on sickliest “it sounds better if you smile when you’re on the phone” voice)
    Thank you for shopping at Booths :) :) :)

    I’ll miss the ale selection. That’s a HUGE heartbreak for me. The rest, meh whatever, Sainsbury’s sounds good enough

  • Re: It's official by early doors (Member 10235862) on 30-Nov-2017
    Co-op have a good selection of ales 3 for £5. All the supermarkets do them now ,not quite the range of Booths maybe.

  • Re: It's official by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 4-Dec-2017
    Booths have the best range, believe me.

    Well, a little birdie tells me it’ll be a Waitrose. Pay attention to the recent colour scheme change and who owns what

  • Re: It's official by early doors (Member 10235862) on 4-Dec-2017
    I agree Booths have the best range but some of their prices are enough to drive you to drink.
    Those lile cans of IPA etc. £2 each ? Case of Peroni about £5 more than Tesco . Waitrose will be even dearer.
    Anyway ,Booths are denying they are up for sale.

  • Re: It's official by Cloud (Member 10266536) on 4-Dec-2017
    Those are craft beers which are always hideously overpriced as it’s a marketing gimmick. I mean the 500ml bottles which are often 4 for £6 and there are some at about £1 each. Those aren’t bad prices - it’s about the same in Bargain Booze even

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Dave Gilmour by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 24-Nov-2017
Just watched the Dave Gilmour concert set in the Coliseum at Pompeii , cracking bit of entertainment, thanks Iplayer. So impressed I ordered the DVD (Blu ray naturally) so I can watch it again after a bit of,erm, mellowing. What`s this got to do with Specialton? nowt really except the mustachioed one prattles on about ambience and compared to sitting in the amphitheatre where the last public enter... more >>   
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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.

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 23-Nov-2017
    If they don't make a profit how do you expect them to pay for the clean up ?
    Is it the same stalls - the council don't have enough to fill the town do they ?

  • Re: Free parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 24-Nov-2017
    You no understan meester fawlty, I mean the organisers of the dickfest shouldn`t charge the stallholders any more for the stalls than it would cost them on a market day, (if indeed they do)

  • Re: Free parking by Fray Bentos (Member 10255495) on 24-Nov-2017
    Well there you go- who are the organisers? We know who the people are who now run the Coronation Hall because they make themselves known but who is in charge of DickFest? Who's on the committee? Who do we ask to see the balance sheet. There's hundreds of stalls so there must be thousands of rents if you factor in the two days. There are costs but it has to make a ton of money. Am I missing somethi... more >>

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 24-Nov-2017
    Well RR ,it seems obvious a stall on Dickensian is going to be worth say 50 times more than normal market days which only attract a trickle of people.
    And FB ,I don't think the Dickensian is council-run or has charity status so it must be a private concern like e.g. North Lonsdale Show. In theory it should make a profit,there are 160 stalls this year plus rides etc. Perhaps they pay a block fee ... more >>

  • Re: Free parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 26-Nov-2017
    Only a small percentage are posers? nay, nay, nay, all those prats in fancy dress qualify as posers in my book.

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Nov-2017
    Obviously you're against people going out and enjoying themselves ,some in period costume. You sound like a right miserable twat. No offence.

  • Re: Free parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 26-Nov-2017
    No offence taken, obviously I object, having fun at the expense of others is selfish. Town choked up for two days to allow prats to parade around in fancy dress, perhaps you qualify as a prat if you partake in this fetish behaviour, personally it just reminds me of wet playtimes when the teacher would produce a large musty smelling cardboard box full of jumble sale clothing and we would be invited... more >>

  • Re: Free parking by Fray Bentos (Member 10255495) on 26-Nov-2017
    To be clear I'm not against the event at all, although I'm not sure it does much for the regular traders in town. I'm glad thousands of people turn up and enjoy it although fancy dress doesn't do much for me if that's what floats your boat then all well and good. If its a private company that run it then we'll never know who pockets the loot, as it were. I did talk to someone today who told me tha... more >>

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Nov-2017
    Nobody ever said the profits went to good causes . I neither know nor care where the money goes.
    RR ,I don't dress up but many people do and look as if they enjoy it ,especially the kids. Do you begrudge them their fun ?
    Anyway I didn't even go this year it was too wet and cold for me !

  • Re: Free parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 26-Nov-2017
    I never went either, set off to go up town for a bit of shopping. Got as far as Union street and then the sleet, rain and icy cold gale force wind combined with a surfeit of prats and the stench of fried food decided it for me, went home for a sulk.

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 27-Nov-2017
    Me neither. I found the first available public bar and stayed put.

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Nov-2017
    Never mind lads ,for those of us of a certain age the Winter Fuel Allowance is paid this week . Time to hit the town (!)

  • Re: Free parking by zap (Member 10216554) on 27-Nov-2017
    Can Mrs ED look forward to a squid butty and a pint of old and filthy in the new Rioja? (By the way I've already heard it referred to as "Riodja!).

  • Re: Free parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 27-Nov-2017
    Mrs Ed can make do with a bag of pork scratchings to keep her quiet. The place is bound to be known as Roger's innit. And tapas are supposed to be cheap - but we know they won't be.

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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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