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19 King Street

King Street 1912, Ulverston
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Fantastic picture. This isn't a memory, more of a request. 19 King Street is listed on the 1891 census with MARY FLETCHER, her occupation is lady's outfitter and fancy goods dealer(dress). Is that in this picture? Or which side of this road would it have been on? Others in the road at the same time: 11, tobacconist - Isabella Ellenbech 13, confectioners - Sarah E Stalker 17, grocers - John Stones 19, lady's outfitters - Mary Fletcher 21, shoe maker - Edwin Atkinson 23, boot and shoemaker - Joseph Sterle, or Steele 25, chemist and druggist - Matthew Crewdson 29,??? needlework - Elizabeth Barwick 31, butcher - Joseph Barnet 33, hotel ???? - Catherine J Huddleston

JP Jackson

King Street c1950, Ulverston
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I worked in J P Jacksons Butchers in King Street, the shop was next to what used to be the Queens Hotel, they were really very happy days.

Family History

New Market Street 1912, Ulverston
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...Birkett family first time to see picture...thank you...

31 King Street

King Street 1950, Ulverston
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Worked at J P Jacksons Butchers as a messenger boy. Good old days, great town and still is.


New Market Street 1912, Ulverston
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Lived in Soutergate, no 50 with my nan, Aggie Gardener and grandad, Hurbert. Went to Church Walk & Victoria schools. I remember well Richy Gelder (smithy), Mr Powell the cobbler, the folk at the old friends, good old Cissy Wilkinson, milk cow shed back of Bugle. Mill dam, fishing with bangers. The Coop was next door to us. John, my mate, lived a few doors away. Sliding down the road on cardbord boxes. Going to the cattle mart. Bardsea, swimming. Had five cousins living in Croftlands. Could go on & on. I love Ulverston & always will 'cos that's where me mum was born.

My Nan's

Lightburne Park 1907, Ulverston
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I used to gallop round the park with a petticoat on my head, pretending to be a horse!!
Loved watching the ladies and gents when they played crown green bowling...
Such a beautiful park, that was maintained to the highest standard.
Fond memories of playing here.


Ulverston is a very special place to me, my father was born in nearby Marton in 1906, and I do know from the 1911 census, that he was 4 years old then, he had 3 sisters and one brother, who was called Frank, and very sadly, Frank died in his 40's due to an accident in a quarry were he was working. My dad was living at No 2 Snipe Gill Cottages at the time, he was aged 4 years. Dad died in the 1990's. I have seen many pics, taken in 1880's/1990's, and it does not seem to have changed very much, also the one thing I notice is just how friendly the local people are in Ulverston. His mum was called MARY AGNES THOMAS, his father was THOMAS JOHN WAITE.

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